National / International News

VIDEO: Orion space capsule launches

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:35
A rocket has launched from Florida carrying an unmanned version of the US space agency's new crew capsule - Orion.

VIDEO: 'We weren't told of kidney risks'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:31
The families of two transplant patients who were given kidneys infected with a rare parasitic worm speak to the BBC following inquests into their deaths.

Briton jailed over Syria terrorism

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:13
First person in UK convicted of Syria-related terror offences jailed for four years by judge at Kingston Crown Court

Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit In First Test For Mars Mission

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:12

The spaceship, which could one day take astronauts to the red planet, is expected to circle the planet twice to test its basic systems. The mission was scrubbed yesterday because of technical issues.

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Breastfeed discreetly, urges Farage

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:10
UKIP's Nigel Farage says women should not breastfeed in an "ostentatious" way in public to avoid embarrassing others.

ICC drops Uhuru Kenyatta charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:10
Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague say they are withdrawing charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Misconduct charge over Ebrahimi death

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:06
Three PCs and a PCSO are to face misconduct charges after the murder of a Bristol man by a neighbour who wrongly believed him to be a paedophile.

13 towns 'could lose bus services'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:05
Local bus services in cities and towns across Northern Ireland could be cut drastically if draft budget proposals are agreed.

New Jersey Legislature Clears Gov. Chris Christie In Bridge Scheme

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:04

The report, however, found that two former aides acted with "perceived impunity" when they ordered the shutdown of some lanes of the George Washington Bridge last year.

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GCHQ 'does not breach human rights'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:03
The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled.

PODCAST: Adjusting for exclusivity

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 03:00

The Labor Department released its jobs report this morning for the month of November. And the headline number is a big one. Plus, in honor of Marketplace's 25th anniversary, we're looking at some of the surprising ways prices have changed over the last quarter century. A little inflation can be good for an economy, a lot can be dire. So what happens when the price of retail goods goes up faster than inflation? We're taking a look at what's happened to the price of Chanel bags over the last two-and-a-half decades.

Apple music abuse trial may collapse

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:49
A technicality about whether iPods at the centre of Apple's anti-competition trial were valid could cause the decade-long case to collapse.

VIDEO: Breastfeeding: 'Perhaps sit in corner'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:41
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said that women could, "perhaps sit in a corner" while breastfeeding in public.

Mixed reaction to German far-left triumph

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:39
A party with roots in the old communist East Germany is to govern a German state for the first time since 1989, but the reaction on the streets of Thuringia's capital Erfurt is very mixed, the BBC's Jenny Hill reports.

Day in pictures: 5 December 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:29
24 hours of news images: 5 December

Germany jails Islamic State jihadist

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:26
A German man is jailed for three years and nine months for joining Islamic State (IS) militants, in the first trial of its kind in Germany.

Road safety donkey killed by car

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:20
A donkey foal which was used to educate young motorists to drive more safely in the New Forest is killed by a car on a road.

SA marks Mandela death anniversary

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:12
Events are being held in South Africa to mark one year since the death of Nelson Mandela, including a wreath-laying ceremony and a cricket match.

Prison book ban ruled unlawful

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:07
The government's ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful, the High Court declares.

Nigerian medics join Ebola response

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:05
About 100 Nigerian medical workers are expected to arrive in Sierra Leone to help with the response to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.