National / International News

VIDEO: Cameron brands Miliband 'waste of space'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:23
David Cameron claims he is getting into the Christmas spirit, waving a leaked internal Labour document on immigration

Cameron and Miliband clash over cuts

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:20
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:20
Families have begun burying their dead

Jeans made to block wireless signals

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:13
Jeans that block wireless RFID signals, prevent hackers accessing card details, are to go on sale.

Anti-abortion protester sentenced

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:10
An anti-abortion protester convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director is sentenced to 100 hours community service.

Richer at last?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:03
How significant is today's confirmation that earnings are at last rising faster than inflation?

In Pictures: After Horrific Attack, Pakistan Picks Up The Pieces

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:01

The families of the victims, began to bury their dead and people across the country held prayer services to remember the 145 killed in a Taliban attack on a school.

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Cancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 04:00
Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators find.

Pakistan cricket to donate proceeds

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:55
Pakistan donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day match with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre.

Colombia to print Garcia Marquez notes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:48
The face of the Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is to feature on Colombian bank notes, the country's lawmakers decide.

Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:25
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.

Police charged over custody death

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:19
A police sergeant and two civilian staff members are charged with manslaughter over the death of a man days after he collapsed in custody.

Mexico vigilantes in deadly clash

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:18
At least 11 people are killed in a shoot-out between rival vigilante groups in the western Mexican state of Michoacan.

As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:17

The country was starting to take stock of a Taliban attack on a school that killed 145 people. Most of them were children.

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Foreign 'overstayers not dealt with'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:10
The government failed to deal with a backlog of almost 174,000 foreign nationals who should have been removed from the UK, a report has found.

Google considers data risk warnings

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:01
Google is proposing to warn people their data is at risk every time they visit websites that do not use the "HTTPS" system.

PODCAST: Hacker threats reach beyond Sony

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-17 03:00

Russia's economy remains in crisis, with wild swings in the price of the ruble and high interest rates. Russian central bank intervention seems to have pumped some juice back into their currency this morning, with ruble up 5.7 percent to the dollar. More on that. Plus, there's word that a movie theater in New York City has decided to cancel screenings of the Seth Rogan-James Franco comedy about an assassination plot against North Korea's leader. A group calling itself Guardians of Peace said in a message posted online that it will target theaters showing the movie. The group mentioned the attacks of September 11th, and SONY said it would leave it up to theater owners whether to show the movie or pull it. Also on today's show, recreational marijuana stores now allow anyone over the age of 21 to go in and legally buy a drug that is still illegal under federal law. States like Colorado and Washington have more than a hundred stores already. Oregon and Alaska are next, and a dozen other states could legalize soon.

VIDEO: Hack threat over N Korea movie premiere

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:59
Will threats from hackers stop people from going to see The Interview - a comedy which pokes fun at North Korea - in cinemas?

No prosecution over ceiling collapse

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:57
A theatre will not be prosecuted following the collapse of part of its ceiling which injured 88 people, Westminster City Council decides.

Boy, 16, pleads guilty to murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 02:48
A teenage boy pleads guilty to the murder of a "fantastic father" who had three children.