National / International News

Millions to receive tax spend summary

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 13:04
Millions of taxpayers will this week start to receive a breakdown of how their tax has been spent.

From Bad To Worse: A Tough Day For The Washington Redskins

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 13:03

It began with a bus crash and protests over the team's name and ended with a 29-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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McCall resigns as Motherwell manager

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 12:44
Stuart McCall resigns as Motherwell boss after five straight defeats, with his side second bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

Charles faces 'pirate' plaque row

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 12:28
Complaints have been voiced in the Colombian city of Cartagena over a plaque unveiled by Prince Charles recalling an 18th-century siege by a British admiral.

Alistair Darling to stand down as MP

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 12:23
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling is to stand down as an MP at the general election.

VIDEO: IS 'kills 322' from one Iraqi tribe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:51
Islamic State killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in a series of mass killings in western Anbar province, Iraq's ministry of human rights says.

Jazz legend Acker Bilk dies aged 85

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:44
Jazz clarinettist Acker Bilk, who personified the trad jazz revival of the 1950s and 60s, dies aged 85.

Launchbury out of autumn Tests

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 11:42
England lock Joe Launchbury is ruled out for six weeks with a neck injury, with Graham Kitchener called up in his place.

U.N.: End Greenhouse Emissions By 2100 Or Risk 'Irreversible' Damage

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 10:39

A new report says that if human-produced, heat-trapping gases aren't phased out by the end of the century, there will be "severe, pervasive and irreversible" consequences.

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After Acid Attacks And Execution, Iran Defends Human Rights Record

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:50

Iranian officials are lashing out at a U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution under President Hassan Rouhani.

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Kenyans Wilson Kipsang, Mary Keitany Take NYC Marathon Titles

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:43

Kipsang has also won in Berlin and London in just over a year. Keitany, a one-time London Marathon champ, was running in her first 26.2-miler since giving birth in 2012.

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Man held in pensioner murder probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:21
A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after police find the body of 78-year-old woman at an address in Monmouthshire.

VIDEO: Town hit by tornado-like winds

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 08:20
Residents of Coalville in Leicestershire have been cleaning up after high winds damage homes and businesses.

Fossil fuels must go by 2100 - IPCC

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 07:34
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels must end soon if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, according to scientists on a UN-backed panel.

IS 'kills 322' from one Iraqi tribe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:59
Islamic State killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in a series of mass killings in western Anbar province, Iraq's ministry of human rights says.

VIDEO: Virgin astronaut: 'I'm still excited'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:58
Founding astronaut for Virgin Galactic, Per Wimmer , has said that best way to honour the victims of the crash on Friday is to continue with the space mission.

Ukraine's Separatists Claim Victory In Defiant Vote

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:56

Elections held in Donetsk and Luhansk have been condemned by the Ukrainian government, the U.S. and European countries.

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Uma Thurman 'recruited for US Slap'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:22
Uma Thurman is cast in the US TV version of Christos Tsiolkas's best-selling novel The Slap, replacing Mary-Louis Parker, according to reports.

Scores Killed In Apparent Suicide Attack At India-Pakistan Border

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-02 06:21

The attack occurred on the Pakistani side of the famous Wagah border post, where crowds gather nightly to watch border guards in a choreographed routine.

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NHS to recruit air ambulance doctors

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 05:13
Up to eight specialist doctors are to be recruited by health boards under plans to boost the treatment provided by Wales' air ambulance service.