National / International News

Medical school cuts plan 'absurd'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:25
Claims that patients and the NHS will suffer from 'absurd' plans to cut 63 medical academics are denied by the dean of Wales' biggest medical school.

Mortgage lending fell in early 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:22
The number of people in Northern Ireland taking out a mortgage fell in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Lough sand-dredging 'must stop'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:21
Companies taking sand from the bed of Lough Neagh are told to stop or face prosecution.

Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:02

The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.

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Methodist Church apologises for abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:00
The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.

Did UK state collude with NI killers?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:13
Did the state collude with NI killers?

VIDEO: Macau's casinos gamble on growth

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:11
Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.

Growth in Philippines slows sharply

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:03
Growth in the Philippine economy slows to its lowest pace since 2011 in the first quarter from a year ago, figures showed.

Malaysian police probed over graves

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:41
Malaysia is investigating 12 policemen suspected of involvement in human-trafficking camps found in the remote north of the country.

Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:14
Major sponsors express "serious concerns" after the US accuses Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

US military shipped anthrax to labs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 18:03
The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.

Tattoo troubles 'relatively common'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:47
A small survey in the United States finds 10% of people have skin reactions after getting a tattoo.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:39
Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.

Fitness tech firms in legal fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:30
Jawbone sues rival California fitness technology firm Fitbit, accusing it of stealing commercially sensitive data.

Scientists Discover Evidence of a 435,000-Year-Old Murder

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:15

Scientists say it's not just a murder from another era, but also part of one of the earliest mass graves.

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Labour objects to Hatton application

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 17:04
Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.

Earliest evidence of human violence

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:47
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.

'New species' of ancient human found

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:42
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

Bahrain: Between religion and reform

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:35
Bahrain seemed to be on the brink of revolution in 2011 - but has that spark now been extinguished, asks Frank Gardner.

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 16:13
Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.