National / International News

SA teachers 'racially abused pupils'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:44
South Africa's Human Rights Commission finds a school guilty of hate speech towards black and mixed-race pupils.

Knife hidden in bra killer jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:40
A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car is jailed for eight-and-a-half years for his manslaughter.

Criticising Israel, avoiding anti-Semitism

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:34
Can you criticise Israel without being anti-Semitic?

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:29
Where are the investigators for the MH17 crash?

VIDEO: More MH17 victims flown to Netherlands

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:17
More remains are flown to Netherlands from Ukraine, but it could be months before all two-hundred-and-ninety-eight victims are identified.

Lampard joins MLS side New York City

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:59
Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard joins Major League Soccer side New York City FC on a two-year deal.

VIDEO: Bill Gates talks Africa with the BBC

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:56
Bill Gates calls for an improved audit of international aid in Africa, to ensure it achieves its aims.

Flying car hits first floor of house

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:56
A car careers off the road and flies through the air, smashing into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire.

Government 'loses £700m NHS IT case'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:55
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.

IMF lowers global growth forecast

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:50
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:43

A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:42

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

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Nibali wins stage to all but seal Tour

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:38
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali underlines his superiority by winning final mountain stage to all but wrap up the overall victory.

A&E units miss 12-hour wait targets

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:37
The 12-hour waiting time target for Northern Ireland A&E units was breached more than 700 times between April and June, according to the latest figures.

Barclays challenges US fraud case

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:35
Barclays challenges legal action brought by US prosecutors alleging fraud in its "dark pool" trading operations.

GM profits hit by recall problems

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:33
Earnings at the US carmaker General Motors slump because of the cost of vehicle recalls.

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:32

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

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Men jailed for pizza driver murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:27
Two men are jailed for life for murdering a pizza delivery worker who was on his last shift before starting a new job.

VIDEO: The tale of the pub with no power

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:26
Bad weather left a Kent pub without power over Christmas, the landlord has been compensated for loss of earnings as power companies change the rules on payments for people whose power is cut off

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 07:25
Galatasaray may sell Wesley Sneijder, Liverpool hope to sign Arturo Vidal and Andy Carroll could be out for four months.

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