National / International News

Europe's mini 'spaceplane' launches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:40
The European Space Agency launches its mini "spaceplane" demonstrator.

'No intention' of QPR job - Laudrup

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:24
Michael Laudrup rules himself out of taking QPR role and will stay with Qatari side Lekhwiya.

How North Carolina murders sparked global outrage

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:21
How murder in US sparked global anger

CAR gunmen free kidnapped minister

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:18
The Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after being kidnapped by gunmen last month, his family says.

Low sun warning after 16-car pile-up

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:17
Police issue a warning after 16 vehicles were caught up in a series of crashes on the A92 as the road was affected by a low sun.

Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Role In 2015's Obamacare

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:17

Though insurance agents say they initially felt sidelined by the Affordable Care Act, many are working hard this round to help uninsured Texans find a good plan through the federal website.

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White House Will Request War Powers From Congress Today, Senator Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:09

The new Authorization for the Use of Military Force, or AUMF as it's known, would replace the 2001 authorization that was provided to President Bush in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Fred Talbot jury considers verdicts

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:07
The jury in the sex abuse trial of former weather presenter Fred Talbot retires to consider its verdicts.

VIDEO: Miliband: 'Something rotten and it's him'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:02
Exchanges between David Cameron and Ed Miliband descend into insults as their PMQs clashes come to an end.

VIDEO: Hang-glider rescued from cliff face

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:51
A hang-glider in Sydney was left dangling from the Mona Vale cliff after she crashed into the rock face

Mugged pensioner receives donations

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:50
Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes is presented with a cheque for more than £330,000, raised through online donations.

Day in pictures: 11 February 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:49
Images from around the world: 11 February

Husband found wife 'still breathing'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:47
The husband of a woman who was killed in a Glasgow park tells a court how he thought she was still breathing when he found her fatally injured.

Police apology over child abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:45
Essex Police apologises to alleged victims of child abuse over the way it handled investigations.

Orphaned otter cub on the mend

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:44
A poorly otter cub found orphaned in a Perthshire village is on the road to recovery after being taken in by the Scottish SPCA.

Coast guard jailed over Sewol ferry

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:36
A former coast guard captain is jailed for four years in South Korea for negligence over the attempted rescue from the stricken Sewol ferry.

Rapidshare to close within weeks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:30
It was once one of the most popular file-sharing sites, but Rapidshare will close down in March after users abandoned it.

Niger emergency after militant raids

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:30
Niger declares a state of emergency along its south-eastern border with Nigeria after a spate of attacks by militant Islamists, giving troops sweeping new powers.

Leaders clash over HSBC accounts

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:30
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade verbal blows over political donors who held Swiss bank accounts with HSBC.

TransAsia pilots fail safety tests

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 03:26
Some 29 pilots working for Taiwanese airline TransAsia are suspended after failing or missing safety tests, a week after a fatal crash.