National / International News

Ex-DJ Denning admits abusing boys

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:56
Ex-BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to a string of historical sex charges against boys, but will stand trial on 12 further charges.

F1 boss Ecclestone pays to end trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:56
A German court agrees to end the bribery trial of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone in exchange for a $100m (£60m) payment from him.

VIDEO: Northern cities unveil transport bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:55
Representatives from five cities in the North of England are calling for a £15bn 15-year plan to be adopted to improve transport.

Death-kick child killer gets life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:52
A man who murdered his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter by kicking her so hard he ruptured her liver, is jailed for life.

Gaza crisis: Survivors, no winners

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:50
No-one is able to claim victory over Gaza, Jonathan Marcus says

Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:50
Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip to "defensive positions" outside the Palestinian territory, as a 72-hour truce takes effect.

Tommy Sheridan conviction reviewed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:47
Tommy Sheridan's conviction for perjury is to be reviewed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

DUP-Sinn Féin row blocks Maze event

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:43
An aviation society show has been cancelled due to a row between the DUP and Sinn Féin over the development of the former Maze Prison site.

Following Industry Trend, Gannett Will Split Newspaper, Broadcasting Divisions

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:33

Gannett said the move will give the two new companies more "flexibility" to "pursue growth." Time Warner and Tribune Co. have made similar moves.

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More buck for your Big Bang Theory

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:13
Are the Big Bang Theory cast worth $1m per episode?

Games athlete cleared of sex assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 04:10
A Commonwealth Games weightlifter is cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a supermarket toilet near the athletes' village.

Council chief quits over N-word

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:54
Powys council's deputy leader resigns after using the N-word during a council meeting.

Chemical incident at recycling hub

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:53
Midlothian council is investigating a chemical incident at one of its recycling centres after three workers became unwell.

In U.K., A Cabinet Official Quits Government Over Conflict In Gaza

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:49

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim member of the prime minister's cabinet. She resigned over what she said was the U.K.'s "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in Gaza.

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Northern cities unveil transport bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:48
Representatives from five cities in the North of England call for a £15bn 15-year plan to be adopted to improve transport.

VIDEO: The men learning to chat-up women

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:47
The men paying to learn daytime chat-up tricks

Gaza-Israel games cause controversy

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:47
Several video games linked to the Gaza-Israel conflict are removed from Google Play and Facebook, but others remain available.

Ukrainian refugee numbers soar

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:31
The number of people fleeing the war in eastern Ukraine to other parts of the country has jumped from 2,600 to 102,600 in two months, the UN says.

Family shock at parole judge remark

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:24
The parents of a murder victim speak of their "heartache" after hearing a judge say impact statements made by bereaved families make "no difference" to parole judgements.

Royals 'plant' ceramic poppies

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 03:16
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry "plant" a ceramic poppy at the Tower of London marking the centenary of World War One.
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