National / International News

'Vandals' cut off Arizona internet

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:37
Police in Arizona are investigating a data cut that disrupted internet and telephone service across northern Arizona for much of Wednesday.

ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:27

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.

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Female driver Jorda joins Lotus team

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:22
Spaniard Carmen Jorda becomes the second woman to join a Formula 1 team in a back-up role after signing up with Lotus.

How Black Abolitionists Changed A Nation

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:16

Hundreds of outspoken African Americans moved America toward Emancipation.

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Coutts' Swiss bank in tax probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:14
German prosecutors are investigating the Swiss private banking arm of Coutts over allegations it helped clients evade tax.

Devon councillor 'lives in France'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 07:06
A Devon councillor who moved to live across the English Channel in France faces calls to resign.

Islamic State 'smashes Iraq statues'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:55
A video released by the Islamic State group shows the destruction of statues said to be ancient artefacts from northern Iraq.

Donuts sorry for Liverpool tweet

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:50
One of Liverpool FC's sponsors apologises after tweeting a version of the club's badge replacing the Hillsborough eternal flames with coffee cups.

Rob Ford 'memorabilia' up for auction

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:39
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put several personal items up for auction, including the tie he wore while confessing to smoking crack cocaine.

Window cleaner guilty of OAP robbery

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:38
A window cleaner who tied up a pensioner, threatened her into silence and stole £15 is found guilty of robbery.

VIDEO: Madonna and other famous fallers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:21
Madonna is not the only famous name to take a tumble - she is joined by Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lawrence, Neil Kinnock, Bob Dole, Robert Mugabe and Zola Budd.

Netanyahu invitation riles Obama

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:08
Congress's invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu may rile the Obama administration but the two countries have fallen out before, the BBC's Kevin Connolly writes.

Farage requests police bodyguards

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:08
UKIP has requested police bodyguards for Nigel Farage as he prepares to tour the country for the general election campaign.

MLA speaks about losing baby girl

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:02
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín speaks about what it is like to lose a baby due to a fatal foetal abnormality.

NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 06:01

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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Algeria hostage death 'unlawful'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:59
The judge in the inquest into the deaths of seven British men killed in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis begins giving his verdicts.

Savile's brother 'also an abuser'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:58
The older brother of Jimmy Savile was implicated in seven sex attacks at south London's Springfield Hospital, a report finds.

Buhari rules out Boko Haram talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:48
Nigeria's main presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari rules out negotiating with Boko Haram militants if he wins elections next month.

China's loans to Latin America rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:48
Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.

Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:46

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.

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