National / International News

HK budget backs protest-hit business

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 22:12
Hong Kong's leadership pledges HK$290m ($37m; £24m) in support to businesses hit by last year's protest, in its annual budget.

Life on the road - Kvitova's diary

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:51
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova talks about getting over defeat and missing family in her BBC Sport column.

Radical curriculum overhaul proposed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:38
A radical overhaul of the national curriculum in Wales, which has set out what pupils learn for 26 years, is proposed.

New NI website for eating disorders

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:27
A new website is being launched in Northern Ireland to help people living with eating disorders.

Gambler in prison apology to victims

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:23
An accountant jailed for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund his gambling addiction apologises to his victims from his prison cell.

Claudia search-police target alley

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:22
Police searching for missing Claudia Lawrence are to examine the alleyway behind her home for clues in fresh searches of the area.

Invest in first 1,001 days, say MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:08
The 1,001-day period from conception to the age of two should be regarded as just as important as national defence, a cross-party parliamentary group says.

Tasers used on '400 children in 2013'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:04
More than 400 children were tasered by police in England and Wales in 2013, a 38% rise on the previous year, figures obtained by the BBC show.

Muslims 'oppose cartoons reprisals'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:02
A large majority of British Muslims oppose the use of violence against people publishing images depicting the Prophet Muhammad, a BBC poll suggests.

Suarez exposes Man City at top level

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 21:01
Luis Suarez exposes Manchester City, who need to prove they belong at the elite level by winning at the Nou Camp.

VIDEO: Yellen eases fears of rate rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 19:50
US Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen signals that a rise in US interest rates is unlikely in the near future.

VIDEO: Routh guilty in American Sniper case

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 19:45
Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of the murder of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who wrote American Sniper, and a second man by a Texas jury.

Guilty Verdict Returned In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:44

Ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, whose bestseller autobiography became the award-winning movie, and a friend.

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Anwar family seek royal pardon

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:40
The family of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim say he is a "political prisoner" and seek a royal pardon over his sodomy conviction.

Routh guilty in American Sniper case

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:40
Eddie Ray Routh is found guilty of murder of American Sniper Chris Kyle by a Texas jury and is sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Bercow warns 'cash for access' row MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:31
Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw will 'cop it' if they have broken parliamentary rules in the "cash-for-access" claims, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In Re-Election Bid

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:26

The one-time White House chief of staff will face off against a longtime county commissioner in April.

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Surrender the UN veto, says Amnesty

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 18:05
Amnesty International urges the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to give up their power of veto in cases of mass atrocities.

New fees for foreign property buyers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:56
Foreign investors may have to pay large fees before buying Australian residential real estate or businesses, the government announces.

DR Congo attacks Hutu rebels

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 17:47
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launches an offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country.