National / International News

VIDEO: What is a weather 'bomb'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:18
Peter Gibbs explains what is behind the official term for a weather bomb "explosive cyclogenesis"

VIDEO: Sperm whale saved after seven beached

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:18
Rescuers in South Australia lead a sperm whale into deeper water after it is found in distress near the scene of a rare mass beaching.

Appeal clears ex-gang man of murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:10
A former gang member who was sentenced to life for the shooting of a teenager is cleared of his murder at the Court of Appeal.

Child rapist sentence 'unlawful'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:09
A "very dangerous" child rapist is released from prison after a senior judge said it would be unlawful to keep him locked up.

PODCAST: Airbnb gets a makeover

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-09 03:00

First up, more on the tumbling Chinese stock. Then, the flu vaccine gets it wrong. Plus, Airbnb does some rebranding.

Oil sector 'could lose 35,000 jobs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:59
As many as 35,000 oil and gas industry jobs could go in the next five years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Dewani leaves South Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:56
Shrien Dewani leaves South Africa after a judge cleared him of the charge of arranging his wife's murder.

Kosovo set to compete at Rio 2016

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:53
A Kosovo team will take part at the 2016 Olympics in Rio after the nation gains International Olympic Committee membership.

Israel's Gaza strikes 'war crimes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:50
Israeli air strikes on high-rise buildings in this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says, in a report criticised by Israel.

'Phillip Hughes could have been me'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:42
Depression, insanity, arson, attempted suicide - struck three times on the head by a cricket ball, Mark Vermeulen survived to tell the tale.

Chuck Hagel Lands In Iraq To Meet With Officials

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:41

Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.

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VIDEO: What's it like being a Tory in Scotland?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:19
Conservative fortunes in Scotland have taken a battering but Ruth Davidson aims to turn these around.

Mystery surrounds dumped body

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:17
An appeal is launched to find family of Vietnamese man whose body was found dumped near a Cynon Valley golf club.

Russia admits action to buoy rouble

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:15
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.

VIDEO: Dewani arrives at Cape Town airport

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:13
British businessman Shrien Dewani is believed to be heading to Dubai from South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife Anni on their honeymoon.

Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:13
UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.

'Weather bomb' raises risk of gales

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:11
Ferry services in Scotland are cancelled and others disrupted as winds strengthen ahead of an Atlantic storm due to hit the UK later.

VIDEO: Wrongly accused Jeffries TV drama

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:07
New drama depicts the story of what happened to Christopher Jefferies, who was vilified in the press when he was arrested in connection with the murder of his tenant Joanna Yeates.

Four charged with supplying drugs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:06
Four people are charged with supplying drugs as part of an operation to tackle organised crime.

Giant beard for 'socialist climbers'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 02:04
The "magnificent" beard of of socialist thinker Friedrich Engels is to become a climbing wall in Salford.

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