National / International News

Delay to mobile number bank payments

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:19
Twenty million bank account holders will have no immediate access to the new Paym mobile payment technology, which officially launches on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Paul Simon and Brickell in court

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:18
Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell appear in court charged with disorderly conduct.

Action plan to cut lung disease

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:17
Sufferers of respiratory illnesses are being urged to take personal responsibility for their lifestyle choices in a bid to cut lung disease.

Serco shares plunge after warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:11
Shares in outsourcing firm Serco plunge after it warns it may downgrade its profits forecast and issue new shares to shore up its finances.

VIDEO: Deadly US tornado death toll rises

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:09
Powerful storms are barrelling down on the southern US for a second night, raising the death toll above 20.

Row over council's pay freeze plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 00:04
A row has broken out over a council's decision to propose a pay freeze for all staff other than the lowest paid.

Simon and Brickell appear in court

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:57
Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell hold hands in court after being arrested over a domestic dispute.

Olympic preparations 'worst ever'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:42
IOC vice-president John Coates says the preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio are the "worst" he has ever seen.

Wolfson agrees Cirrus takeover deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:27
Directors of one of Scotland's leading technology firms, Wolfson Microelectronics, have agreed to a takeover by a rival group based in Texas.

Sterling's Tarnished History Of Alleged Discrimination

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:19

Observers say the Clippers owner's current trouble is only the latest in a 30-year record of racism in LA — although he has also been honored by the NAACP for his charity work.

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Reservoir death treated as murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:18
The death of a missing father whose body was found in a Greater Manchester reservoir is being treated as murder, police say.

Oil giant BP reports $3.2bn profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:17
Oil giant BP reports profits of $3.2bn (£1.9bn) for the first quarter of 2014, slightly ahead of forecasts.

With Dogs And Batons, Bulgaria Tells Syrian Refugees To Turn Back

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:16

As civilians continue to pour out of Syria, some countries are pushing back and telling the refugees they aren't welcome. Bulgaria has been particularly harsh, according to Human Rights Watch.

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Weighing The Risks Of Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 23:14

Police have long been able to search people without a warrant at the time of their arrest. Two cases before the Supreme Court ask whether cellphones should be off-limits until police get permission.

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South Africa: Has democracy delivered?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:57
Why the ANC will stay in power despite South African crisis

Apps combat phobias and anxiety

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:47
Can a smartphone cure the fear of spiders?

VIDEO: Inside replica Tutankhamun tomb

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:47
A replica tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun is set to be unveiled near the site of the original Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Hull the one to help drive golf forward - Davies

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:41
Despite declining participation and viewing figures, Laura Davies tells Iain Carter that the sport's future remains bright

Tornadoes claim more lives in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 22:09
Powerful storms tear through the southern US, wreaking a second consecutive night of devastation and claiming more lives.

Craig Ferguson Announces Late-Night Retirement

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 21:51

The host of The Late Late Show announced Monday that he will step down at the end of the year. The move was no surprise after CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman next year.

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