National / International News

A1 closed due to serious lorry crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 23:58
Police close part of the A1 in County Down following a serious crash involving a cyclist and a lorry.

Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 23:49

Unlike novelists and musicians, visual artists don't get royalties for their work. New legislation aims to fix this by taxing public sales, but auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's oppose the idea.

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How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 23:47

There's more than one way to make color, nature tells us. And more than one way to use it to your own advantage.

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Afghan opium levels hit record high

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 23:42
Cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan hits new record levels in 2014 as Nato pulls out combat troops.

Forex scandal: How to rig the market

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 23:03
The foreign exchange market is not easy to manipulate. So how do you rig the market?

Community energy 'waste of money'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:52
A £2.4m scheme to help community groups generate renewable energy is criticised as only one of its 102 projects has started producing electricity.

Ashley increases loan to Rangers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:51
Mike Ashley provides Rangers with a further £1m loan as his Sports Direct firm give up the naming rights to Ibrox.

Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:49

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas.

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Sainsbury's mothballs shop plans

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:43
Sainsbury's reins back plans for new stores, and reports a half-year fall in like-for-like sales of 2.1%.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:34
Fabian Delph could join Tottenham, Juan Mata set for Manchester United exit, West Ham youngster gets a Lionel Messi selfie, plus more.

Under the sea: Holyhead to Dublin

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:27
A new underwater rail system between Holyhead and Dublin - similar to the Channel Tunnel - is being called for by a leading transport think tank.

US civil rights lawyer Doar dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 22:25
John Doar, a civil rights lawyer who played a pivotal role in ending racial segregation in the US, dies in Manhattan aged 92.

Banks fined £2bn over forex failings

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:54
Five banks, including RBS and HSBC, have been collectively fined £2bn by UK and US regulators for failing to control business practices in foreign exchange trading.

NHS attacks 'unfair,' doctor says

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:53
Recent criticism of Wales' NHS is "abhorrent" and "politically motivated," the vice president of the Royal College of Physicians in Wales says.

Police killer Harry Roberts released

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:52
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is released from prison, 48 years after murdering three unarmed officers in west London.

Patients recalled over virus risk

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:46
Some 22,000 patients of a Nottinghamshire dentist are to be recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses.

Who gains most in bigger Euro 2016?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:41
Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have increased hope of Euro 2016 qualification, but what does it mean for everyone else?

Rise in child autism diagnosis in NI

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:24
About 1,300 children in Northern Ireland are waiting to be assessed to find out if they have autism, the BBC has learned.

Protest over sterilisation deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:12
India's opposition Congress party calls a general strike in Chhattisgarh where 13 women died after sterilisation surgery at a state-run camp.

Japan man burns to death in protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:08
A Japanese man has burned himself to death in Tokyo in an apparent protest against a recent shift in military policy.