National / International News

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is An Assassin

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:50

Race car driver Kurt Busch and others told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is an assassin. Driscoll did not deny the claims.

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Campaign puts value on 'soft skills'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:39
Workplace skills such as communication and team work need much greater recognition, argues a campaign by employers.

Poor diabetes care 'costing lives'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:32
Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity warns.

Young jobless 'face isolation risk'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:31
A third of unemployed young people regularly "fall apart" emotionally, a report says, while half always or often feel down or depressed.

Far right 'weakest for 20 years'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:29
British far-right groups are at their weakest for 20 years, according to a report by anti-racism campaigners

Pope Francis to hold Sri Lanka Mass

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:23
Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for a million worshippers in Colombo, on the second day of his visit to Sri Lanka.

Did £9,000 fees cut applications?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:59
What happened to university applications after tuition fees increased?

Should voting (or actively abstaining) be compulsory?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:51
Should voting - or actively abstaining - be compulsory?

#JeSuisCharlie creator: iconic phrase 'cannot be a trademark'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:39
Hashtag creator against attempts to trademark phrase

Don't fear low inflation - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:33
The sharp fall in the UK rate of inflation should not be feared, chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later.

VIDEO: The trucker modernising his industry

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:29
The driver hauling his industry into the digital age

How do blind people put on make-up?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:20
How do blind people put on make-up?

Crowdfunding helps Parkinson's fight

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:08
Scientists in Edinburgh turn to crowdfunding to finance research into new drugs for Parkinson's Disease.

Deadlock dissolves Haiti parliament

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:07
Parliament in Haiti is dissolved after the failure of last-ditch negotiations over a new electoral law, leaving the president to rule by decree.

Snow due to cause further disruption

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:53
Further travel problems are expected during the morning rush hour as snowfalls continue across central Scotland.

VIDEO: Blair's influence on UK politics

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:47
Newsnight's David Grossman looks at Tony Blair's influence on UK politics

VIDEO: Upside-down yoga catches on in Oz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:37
An unusual airborne workout revolving around a hammock hanging from the ceiling has become the latest exercise fad in Australia.

Inflation, ambulance row and Big Brother 'walkout threat'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:32
The 0.5% rate of inflation, accusations that ambulance operators are "playing God", and yet another Celebrity Big Brother row, are among the topics on Wednesday's front pages.

Rep. André Carson To Become First Muslim On House Committee On Intelligence

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:29

In a 2014 interview, Carson said it's impossible to combat the threat of global terror without help from Muslims.

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VIDEO: What if you could print your next car?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 15:19
Arizona-based Local Motors made car history recently when it became the first firm to 3D print a driveable car. The BBC's Samira Hussain was given exclusive access behind the wheel.