National / International News

VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:15
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?

Cuba 'in from the cold' - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:14
Moves to normalise diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba lead several papers, which describe the Caribbean island being brought 'in from the cold'.

The buildings that would have been impossible

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:11
The buildings that would once have been impossible

VIDEO: The parents who never expected to see their child in a nativity play

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:10
The 49 children who made it to an unlikely nativity

EU leaders focus on investment boost

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 15:05
EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.

Newcastle consider emergency keeper

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:55
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland, says boss Alan Pardew.

In pictures: US-Cuban relations

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:53
Cuba's relationship with the US in 16 images

Dujardin sets second world record

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:36
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.

Death penalty for Nigerian soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:26
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Making a Christmas special 'special'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:24
Making a Christmas special 'special'

VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:19
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference

VIDEO: Record 32 penalties in 100 seconds

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:07
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.

Worcester City 1-1 Scunthorpe United

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 14:01
Non-league Worcester City's FA Cup run ends as Scunthorpe win 14-13 in the longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history.

Sony cancels The Interview release

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:23
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.

What is behind the US-Cuba thaw?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:15
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?

Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:12
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in a League Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth.

Armitage banned for abusing fans

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:11
Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:07
Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.

Two charged over NI dissident terror

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 13:01
Another two men are charged with terror offences as part of an undercover police investigation into dissident republican terrorism in Newry, County Down.

Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 12:53

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.

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