National / International News

'Le Split' and 50p tax 'fury' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 20:40
The end of France's First Partnership and anger at Labour's plan to reinstate the 50p tax rate both feature on Sunday's front pages.

Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 20:38
A suicide bomber blows himself up near a bus carrying soldiers in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least four people, official say.

Davos 2014: What we learned

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 19:32
Iran, the economy and a "touchy-feely" Davos

Quebec fire crews find more bodies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:49
Crews recover two more bodies from the ruins of a Quebec retirement home destroyed by a fire, taking the confirmed number of dead to 10.

Half the village at risk of blindness

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:38
The village where half could go blind

The novelist who won't let war end his social life

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:20
The novelist who refuses to let war stop his social life

The first space-bound black African

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:15
Why a township DJ will be the first black African in space

Tennis coaching gets a smart racquet

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:44
Hi-tech tennis in the palm of your hand

Chilean dock workers end strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:41
Dock workers in Chile say they have agreed to end a three-week strike over pay, after signing a deal with port operators.

Rufus Hound to swap laughs for votes

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:13
The comedian and actor Rufus Hound announces he will seek to become a member of the European Parliament for the National Health Action Party.

VIDEO: Maryland shooting: 'It was mayhem'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:06
A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Maryland in the US, killing two people before apparently taking his own life, police say. Beth McLeod reports.

VIDEO: Egypt police open fire on protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:53
At least 29 people have died and more than 100 have been injured in clashes as Egypt marks the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

Cutting Spousal Benefits Might Not Save Firms Money After All

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:49

UPS and other employers looking to reduce spending are cutting back on health care coverage for employees' spouses. But a new study shows that if every employer starts doing this, then nobody wins.

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Inside the Coen brothers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:33
Why cinema's famous siblings like their music live

'Most polluted streets' identified

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:27
Friends of the Earth Scotland says its new league tables identify Scotland's most polluted streets last year.

Cuban leading activist 'arrested'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 16:10
Pro-democracy activists in Cuba say a leading dissident, Jose Ferrer, has been arrested after meeting European diplomats.

Three dead in Maryland mall shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 15:07
Three people have died after a shooting incident at a shopping mall in the US state of Maryland, not far from Washington DC, say police.

How to sweeten the Syrian peace pill

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:50
Bridget Kendall's guide to sweetening Syrian peace pill

Ukraine opposition offered PM job

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:47
Ukraine's president offers opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk the post of prime minister in an effort to end months of anti-government protests.

In pictures: Ukraine protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 14:31
Protests have continued despite government offer

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