National / International News

'Missing person alert' for statue

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:16
The theft of a statue of a Celtic sea god, that has prompted a campaign for its safe return, has now led to a 'missing persons appeal' by police.

Burundi army accused of murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:05
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:01

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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Man jailed for widow's 2003 murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:52
A man with a fetish for older women is jailed for life the murder of a pensioner in her home.

VIDEO: How US is reporting Winter Storm Juno

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:51
Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.

Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:45
Tenants are increasingly sharing bedrooms. One former multi-sharer offers coping strategies.

Former rugby league star denies rape

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:45
Former Great Britain and Hull FC rugby league player Gareth Raynor goes on trial accused of rape and unlawful wounding.

VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:35
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:32
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.

Day in pictures: 27 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:25
Images from around the world: 27 January

Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:20
Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, may face greater difficulties sustaining enthusiasm in his country than convincing EU partners to end austerity.

O'Connor father calls on Kelly to go

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:16
The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor calls on Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly to resign.

Kent prison 'ordered to be closed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:15
The Ministry of Justice orders the closure of Blantyre House Prison in Kent, according to the Prison Governors' Association (PGA).

Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:11
The upmarket supermarket chain, Waitrose, expects to create 2,000 jobs in new shops and by expanding existing sites.

Obama to pay king respects in Saudi

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:00
The US president cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

PODCAST: Preparing for a power outage

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:00

Warnings about company profits put a tremor into the stock market today. More on that. Plus, two big steel companies revealed their profits today. So, how is the industry looking? We'll also talk about how more and more Americans are making their own power, either by installing solar panels, or in areas with frequent storms, backup home generators.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry

Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.

Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

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Scanner locates potential potholes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:47
Smart scanners that can identify the sites of potholes before they form are being developed by academics at Nottingham Trent University.