National / International News

Under 16s 'shut out of safe havens'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:16
Children suffering a mental health crisis in England are being forced into police custody because 35% of NHS "places of safety" ban under 16s, figures suggest.

GM To Ask Bankruptcy Court For Lawsuit Protection

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:11

General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.

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Archbishop's warning over foodbanks

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:53
The Archbishop of Wales urges the UK government to tackle a national hunger crisis as figures show a big rise in numbers using foodbanks.

Dead man fulfils comedy club wish

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:35
A man's dying wish to appear on a comedy stage is fulfilled when one of his friends performs at a club accompanied by his ashes.

Needle exchange scheme records rise

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:34
The number of needles issued by exchange scheme in Northern Ireland rises by more than 50% in past four years.

South Korea Says Nearly 300 Missing In Ferry Disaster

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:31

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.

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Replica of cross set for cathedral

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:25
An exact replica of the iconic Downpatrick High Cross, weighing around one tonne, is being installed in front of Down Cathedral on Wednesday.

Australian NSW leader resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:17
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.

Liberton High School set to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:12
Edinburgh City Council write a letter to parents confirming that Liberton High will reopen after the Easter break following the death of a pupil.

Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:09
A charity's report that it handed out almost one million food parcels in the last year makes headlines, while the Daily Express questions one mother's use of the benefit system.

Bullying 'impacting' school grades

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:02
A report has found around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

UK warns Russia on long-term future

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:51
There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:38
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Six killed in India bus fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:04
At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.

Warning over bowel cancer screening

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:24
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:08
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

Birds choose best building materials

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

China 'must allow currency to rise'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:28
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.

Boston marks bombing anniversary

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:58
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.

Exhuming remains at Florida school

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:24
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?

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