National / International News

VW Group considering F1 entry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 08:11
The Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest car maker, is conducting a feasibility study into a potential F1 entry.

CDC Warns That The Flu Season May Be A Bad One

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 08:07

The main flu strain circulating now tends to send more people to the hospital than other strains. It also causes more deaths, especially among the elderly, children and people with health issues.

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VIDEO: 'Bimbo, ball-breaker' or Lady Brady

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:54
Business executive and TV personality Karren Brady has made her maiden speech in House of Lords telling peers about her passion for sport and helping young people

In quotes: Tributes to Jeremy Thorpe

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:46
Politicians and commentators pay tribute to Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe who has died aged 85 after a long illness.

China To End Organ Harvesting From Executed Inmates

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:43

The controversial practice has long been criticized by human rights campaigners who say that it could hasten the pace that prisoners are put to death in China.

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An Ebola-stricken town one month on

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:40
Returning to an Ebola-stricken town, one month on

Mugabe fury over Mujuru 'death plot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:36
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe hits out at his deputy Joyce Mujuru over allegations she plotted to assassinate him and accuses her of being a thief.

New police unit to investigate past

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:36
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is setting up a special unit to investigate the past.

17,000 education places at risk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:28
Some 17,000 education and training places could go as a result of severe cutbacks, the Department for Employment and Learning has revealed.

Putin Defiant In Speech In Face Of Sanctions, Economic Woes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:24

The Russian president said in his State of the Union speech the "difficulties" his country faced "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.

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Ireland to bid for Rugby World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:51
An All-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be officially unveiled on Friday.

Former Liberal leader Thorpe dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:49
Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe has died aged 85 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, his son Rupert announces.

VIDEO: Mika Hakkinen's spin in Edinburgh

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:49
Former Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen takes a reporter for a spin around Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens.

ECB 'steps up' extra stimulus plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:35
The European Central Bank (ECB) has "stepped up" plans for more stimulus measures aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, bank president Mario Draghi says.

Festive re-runs raised in Parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:26
Concerns the BBC and other broadcasters show too many repeats at Christmas are raised in the House of Commons, following newspaper stories about the issue.

Obituary: Jeremy Thorpe

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:25
Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader whose career ended in scandal

How do you stop coughing during a classical concert?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:07
A world-renowned violinist has berated the parents of a child who coughed during a concert. How do you keep a tickly throat at bay, and does it matter?

Body confirmed as missing mother

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:07
A body found in the hunt for a missing mother and her baby is formally identified as Charlotte Bevan.

Argentine footballer dies after attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:05
Argentine footballer Franco Nieto dies days after being struck in the head with a stone by football hooligans following a match.

VIDEO: Vicar held over baby murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:54
A vicar and his daughter are being held on suspicion of murder after a baby's body was found in a house in Freckleton, Lancashire.