National / International News

'Hydro link' to seven E.coli cases

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:29
Health officials say an outbreak of the potentially fatal E.coli O157 infection may be linked to food sold at Glasgow's Hydro concert venue.

Australia reef dumping plan approved

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:21
Australian authorities approve a project to dump dredged sediment near the Great Barrier Reef to create one of the world's biggest coal ports.

Child abuser named as girl's killer

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:17
Prosecutors believe a convicted child abuser who died in 2006 was responsible for the murder of schoolgirl Moira Anderson in Lanarkshire in 1957.

Berbatov poised for Monaco move

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:15
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov is set to join Ligue 1 club AS Monaco from Fulham.

VIDEO: Dame Helen Mirren twerking

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:13
Dame Helen Mirren has been honoured as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. As part of the ceremony Dame Helen had a go at twerking on stage.

Australia thrash England to win series

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:13
Australia beat England by eight wickets in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Twenty20 international series.

Day in pictures: 31 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:06
24 hours of news photos: 31 January

Congressman's Exit Closes Book On 'Watergate Babies'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:01

It wasn't just the gargantuan size of the Democratic class of 1974 that made it historic. The members of the class were young, relatively new to public office and remarkably certain they could remake Washington in their own image.

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Brain Surgeon Walks 6 Miles Through Storm To Save Patient

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:00

While ice blasted Birmingham, Ala., a doctor at one hospital heard that a patient might die at another without specialized surgery. "It's not going to happen on my shift," he said.

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VIDEO: Anni Dewani family 'happy' with ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:53
Amit Karia, the cousin of Anni Dewani, says he is happy with a ruling that Shrien Dewani - who is accused of Anni's murder - can be extradited to South Africa.

Man United star wins speed fine cut

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:53
Manchester United and England footballer Ashley Young has a £3,000 fine for speeding slashed after being overcharged by magistrates.

'Sex slave' pair named in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:48
A husband and wife accused in connection with a sexual slavery case can be identified, a court in Northern Ireland rules.

MJM buys Mivan factory and assets

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:47
The assets of Mivan, the Antrim construction firm which closed earlier this month with the loss of about 250 jobs, are sold to Newry-based company MJM Group.

Premier League hits transfer record

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:44
Player spending this season by Premier League clubs has passed £700m for the first time, says Deloitte, as the transfer window deadline looms.

Teacher admits toilet voyeurism

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:44
A deputy head teacher admits using a concealed camera to film five children using a toilet in voyeurism offences which did not happen at his school.

Mum died from 'cannabis poisoning'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:37
A mother of two from Dorset died as a result of cannabis poisoning, an inquest finds.

VIDEO: Karzai on his legacy in Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:37
The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has been talking to the BBC about the US troop withdrawal from his country and his legacy surrounding any future security agreement.

Kercher family 'still want truth'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:35
The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher say they "are still on a journey to the truth", after murder convictions were reinstated against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

VIDEO: Suzanne Vega 'ready for Glastonbury'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:30
Suzanne Vega tells BBC Breakfast she is happy and ready for Glastonbury this year.

Sanctions on Congo militia poachers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:28
Armed groups that finance their operations by trafficking wildlife in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to be targeted by UN sanctions.

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