National / International News

Tougher sentences for internet trolls

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 13:29
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

Saudi Cleric's Death Sentence Focuses Shia Anger On Ruling Family

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 12:49

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.

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Catholic leader urges talks success

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:40
The Catholic Primate of all-Ireland says he is praying for Northern Ireland's politicians and calls on them to enter the latest round of talks with open minds.

VIDEO: Controversial Paris sculpture deflated

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:19
A huge inflatable sculpture which sparked controversy in Paris has been sabotaged days after it was installed.

Referee was influenced - Warnock

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:17
Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock says referee Craig Pawson was "influenced" by Chelsea players during the Blues' 2-1 win.

Man dies after crash at Down Rally

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 11:16
A rally driver is killed after his car crashes into a reservoir during a competitive event in County Down.

Anni Dewani murderer dies in prison

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 10:46
A man jailed for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in 2010 has died in prison in South Africa, as the trial of her husband Shrien Dewani continues.

Vatican Bishops Scrap Opening To Gays, Divorced Members

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 10:32

Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.

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Noble Mission seals famous Ascot win

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 09:19
Noble Mission emulates his legendary elder brother Frankel by winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot.

VIDEO: New dinosaur 'may be in T-Rex family'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:59
Scientists think that a newly discovered species of dinosaur, whose remains were found after 20 years of excavation in Venezuela, maybe related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Iraq MPs complete anti-IS government

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:37
Iraqi MPs approve new defence and interior ministers after weeks of delay, completing a unity cabinet as the government battles IS militants.

Teacher's £15k bill as mobile stolen

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:31
A teacher says he is facing financial ruin after Vodafone insisted he pay a £15,000 bill run up when thieves stole his mobile phone in Barcelona.

Mars Probes Give Scientists Box Seats For Rare Comet Flyby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:14

A "mountain-sized" comet known as Siding Spring will pass very close to the red planet, where orbiters from the U.S., Europe and India, hope to get close - but not too close — to the action.

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Glasgow 37-10 Bath

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 08:11
Glasgow Warriors open their European Champions Cup campaign in style, running in five tries against Bath at Scotstoun.

Nepal disaster toll rises to 39

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:23
Snowstorms and avalanches are now known to have killed 39 trekkers on a popular Nepali route in the Himalayas, after a fourth day of searches.

America's Boo-It-Yourself Halloween Spirit

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:11

You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling — making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.

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VIDEO: Haines's brother: 'Come together'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:07
The brother of murdered aid worker David Haines calls for communities to come closer together to "fight evil".

Jeremy Clarkson caught speeding

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 07:00
BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he will have points on his licence for the first time in 30 years after he was caught speeding.

Hong Kong Activists Clash With Police, Retake Protest Site

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-18 06:37

Pro-democracy protesters have replaced barricades in the congested Mong Kong district of the city hours after authorities dismantled the obstacles.

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VIDEO: Obama: 'Don't give in to hysteria'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 05:34
President Obama has told Americans there must not be hysteria in response to the Ebola outbreak.