National / International News

Kenya athletes threaten boycott

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 05:23
Some of Kenya's top athletes threaten to stop representing their nation at international competitions like the Olympics over new tax laws.

Berlusconi 'witness tampering' probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 05:13
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to be investigated for alleged witness-tampering in an underage prostitution trial.

VIDEO: Coogan and Brydon take Trip to Italy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 05:11
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take the sequel to their 2010 adventure, The Trip to Italy, to the Sundance Film Festival.

Many Missing After Massive Fire At Seniors' Home In Quebec

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 05:08

Flames tore through a seniors' residence early Thursday in a town about 280 miles northeast of Montreal. At least three people were killed. Early reports from officials on the scene indicated that as many as 30 more people had not been accounted for in the hours immediately after the blaze.

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Deadly bird flu cases surging

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:56
A surge in cases of the deadly new strain of bird flu in China is being reported.

Warning after Gower beach landslide

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:54
There is a warning for visitors to take care after a cliff landslide at a beach which has been voted one of the most beautiful in Europe.

'Lost opportunities' in boy's care

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:48
A hospital where four-year-old Sean Turner died after heart surgery "lost opportunities" to help him but did not fail in its basic care, a coroner says.

Stan Collymore quits Twitter - agent

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:47
Stan Collymore's Twitter account has been deleted, the ex-footballer's agent confirms.

VIDEO: Coast storm reveals ancient remains

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:43
Recent storms have forced a stretch of the Welsh coastline back to reveal artefacts dating back up to 6,000 years.

Paisley Jr 'in difficult position'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:42
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he recognises Ian Paisley Jr is "in a difficult position" following a documentary that focused on his father's departure as party head.

1,500 UK forces jobs to be cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:40
Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' final round of job cuts since the 2010 defence review, the defence secretary says.

Pension fees cap delay confirmed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:28
Pensions minister Steve Webb confirms the government is delaying the introduction of a cap on pension charges for "at least" a year.

Day in pictures: 23 January 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:26
24 hours of news photogs: 23 January

In Ukraine, Protesters Warn They'll Go 'On The Attack'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:25

The clashes with security forces turned deadly Wednesday. Two demonstrators were reportedly shot and killed. The body of another was later found. Protesters have been demanding that President Viktor Yanukovych hold early elections. They've given him one more day to agree.

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Mother stabbed to death in Australia

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:22
A woman, believed to be from Northern Ireland, has been found dead in Australia.

US spying illegal, panel advises

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:22
The bulk collection of phone data by the US government is illegal and has had "minimal" benefits, an independent US privacy watchdog says.

Wawrinka reaches first major final

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:21
Stanislas Wawrinka beats Tomas Berdych in their Australian Open semi-final to reach his first Grand Slam final.

Gardener who beat thieves is cleared

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:18
A gardener is cleared of causing grievous bodily harm to thieves he attacked after catching them red-handed raiding his business.

England women beaten in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:13
England women lose the second one-day international against Australia and still need another win to retain the Women's Ashes.

Nearby supernova dazzles astronomers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 04:11
The closest supernova seen for several decades has been spotted by students at University College London.

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