National / International News

Kazakhstan Accepts 5 Long-Held Detainees From Guantanamo

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 20:28

The release of two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen brings the prison population at Guantanamo to 127, according to a Pentagon statement on Tuesday.

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Ebola screening tests under scrutiny

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 20:08
Checks for medics returning to the UK after treating Ebola patients are to be reviewed after they cleared a nurse later diagnosed with the virus.

China's factory activity shrinks

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 18:48
China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.

Virgin pilot 'just doing his job'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:54
A pilot who landed a Virgin Atlantic jet at Gatwick Airport after discovering a landing gear problem speaks about the incident for the first time.

Miliband in 'kitchen table' promise

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:39
Ed Miliband uses his new year message to promise a recovery that reaches people's "kitchen table" if Labour wins next year's general election.

China markets mixed on factory data

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:28
Chinese shares traded mixed in thin holiday trade on manufacturing data that painted an even weaker picture of the world's second largest economy.

Venezuelan economy enters recession

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:24
The economy in oil-dependent Venezuela shrinks by 2.3% in the third quarter of the year and inflation reaches 63% amid dropping oil prices.

Numbers of the year 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:05
Seven numbers that tell a story about 2014

The most romantic chocolate ever made?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 17:02
The most romantic chocolate that has ever been created?

Unusually rewarding: Unsung heroes

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 16:37
Dullest Man of the Year and other accolades

Where does Labour stand at the end of 2014?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 16:13
Where does Labour stand at the end of 2014?

What next for Gibraltar?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 16:05
What the future holds for Gibraltar

First Scots same-sex weddings held

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 16:02
Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown tie the knot at a humanist ceremony in Glasgow, while Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott marry in private in the city.

Italy takes over 'migrant ship'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 16:00
Italian rescuers take control of a Moldovan cargo ship believed to be carrying hundreds of Syrian migrants and abandoned by its crew.

The big ideas of 2014: Part III

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:55
How the ice bucket challenge dominated August

100 things we didn't know last year

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:48
The curious nuggets that emerged from 2014's news stories

How the UK coped with the millennium bug 15 years ago

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:43
How the UK coped with the millennium bug 15 years ago

Sturgeon: Build on 'empowerment'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:35
Nicola Sturgeon uses her new year message to call for the enthusiasm and engagement of the independence referendum to be harnessed in 2015.

Art in 2015: A look ahead

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:23
Will Gompertz on his pick of the best exhibitions

VIDEO: The good news of 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 15:20
A round up of some of the good news that happened in 2014.