National / International News

Van Gaal 'disgusted' by signing talk

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:38
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal describes claims he will spend heavily on players as "disgusting".

Arrest over 'terror preparations'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:30
A 19-year-old man being held following anti-terror raids in Cardiff and Barry is arrested on suspicion of preparing or assisting in the preparation of a terrorist act.

Kenyan president denounces ICC case

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:25
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta denounces as a "travesty" the case against him at the International Criminal Court, which has now been dropped.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:24
The Dalai Lama carries Werther's Originals, and more nuggets.

Staffers Resign En Masse At 'The New Republic' Amid Planned Changes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:15

The magazine announced it was cutting its publication schedule, moving to New York and rebranding as a digital media company. Two top editors quit Thursday; more than half the masthead resigned today.

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Sony's nightmare week: what now?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:06
Sony Pictures has suffered one of the most devastating cyberattacks ever, straight from a Bond script. Dave Lee asks where the plot goes now.

What The Movies Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

As part of the 50 Great Teachers series, NPR Movie Critic Bob Mondello looks at what Hollywood's taught us about teachers.

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Mall Murder Of American Teacher Stuns UAE, Where Violence Is Rare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 09:03

Authorities say an Emirate woman in her 30s confessed to targeting Ibolya Ryan at an Abu Dhabi mall because she was American. The woman also is suspected in a foiled bomb attack on another American.

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Lawyer opens Mairia Cahill review

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:57
A human rights lawyer begins a review of how the Public Prosecution Service dealt with three cases linked to the alleged rape of a Belfast woman and claims of an IRA cover-up.

Ex-Chinese Security Chief Arrested On Corruption Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51

Zhou Yongkang, a senior Communist Party official who retired in 2012, has been under investigation for bribery for months.

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UN 'concerned' at US jury decisions

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:51
UN human rights experts express "legitimate concerns" over no charges being brought against US policemen involved in two civilian deaths.

O'Sullivan moves into UK semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:49
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Anthony McGill to move into the semi-finals of the UK Championship at the York Barbican.

Two teenagers killed in crash named

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:43
Two teenagers die and another is injured after the car they were travelling in crashed in Langbank on Thursday night.

Somalia bombs kill seven in Baidoa

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:36
At least seven people are killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Somalia's southern town of Baidoa, police say.

VIDEO: Jackson on 'pattern of injustice' in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:34
Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has spoken out against what he says is "a pattern of injustice" in the United States.

It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:27

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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British women fastest at World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:24
Great Britain qualified fastest in the women's team pursuit on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.

VIDEO: Orion space capsule splashes down

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:23
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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FA looking at new Whelan comments

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:05
The FA is looking into comments by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in a newspaper interview in which he used the term "chingalings".