National / International News

NFL players stir controversy with 'hands up' Ferguson tribute

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 09:33
On Sunday five St Louis Rams took the field with a gesture made famous by those protesting Michael Brown's death. They say they're supporting their community, but others think the display is misguided and misplaced.

VIDEO: Flooding in France claims lives

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 09:22
Five people have died in France as severe storms continue to batter the western Mediterranean, with damaging winds and torrential downpours.

Gordon Brown: A complex figure

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 09:12
Gordon Brown could be brooding and brilliant, almost in the same breath. Westminster will probably not see his like again.

VIDEO: Is Sierra Leone losing against Ebola?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:53
A year ago Ebola claimed its first victims in West Africa. Since then around 6,928 people have died and thousands more have been infected.

VIDEO: Will Roche's strike win Fifa award?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:43
Watch Stephanie Roche's stunning goal for Peamount United against Wexford Youths, which has been nominated for Fifa's goal of the year award.

Fake baby con nurse freed from jail

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:41
A nurse who borrowed a baby to trick a man into believing the child was the result of their one-night stand is released early from her 16-week jail term.

Beckham car crash picture emerges

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:36
A photograph emerges of a car crash which involved David Beckham and his son.

U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7M Syrian Refugees

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:32

The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.

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Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:29

Turns out, Ebola is transmitted through the air, but it's not very good at spreading through the airborne route. What in the heck does that mean? We dig into the science to clear up the kerfuffle.

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Nuisance caller 'used 999 as sex-line'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:28
A nuisance caller who rang 999 hundreds of times over a five-month period was using it as a "free sex-line", ambulance bosses say.

Congo warlord loses ICC appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:23
The International Criminal Court rejects an appeal by Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga against his conviction for using child soldiers.

Russian Ruble Plummets, And 4 Other Oil-Slump Related Headlines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:23

Slumping oil prices are continuing to have global economic repercussions. At home, that means lower gas prices, but in other countries more dependent on oil, the effects are serious.

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Three Egyptians die of bird flu

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:21
Three people have died after contracting the H5N1 bird flu virus in Egypt in the past week, bringing the death toll in the country this year to six.

Five held by anti-terror police

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:19
Five men are arrested in Dover and east London on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism, Scotland Yard says.

VIDEO: Roger Daltrey gatecrashes wedding

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:17
The Who's Roger Daltrey gatecrashes a wedding and takes to the stage to sing to the happy couple and their guests near Glasgow.

US Black Friday sales disappoint

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:16
US retailers report sluggish Black Friday spending, with sales falling 11% from the same period last year, according to an industry group.

Home care services 'close to crisis'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:13
The home care system in England is close to crisis because of the way workers are exploited, a report says.

Man killed by runaway car named

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:05
The man killed by a runaway car in Finsbury Terrace, Brynmill, in Swansea is formally identified by police.

Fleetwood Mac to top Isle of Wight

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:01
Rock veterans Fleetwood Mac are announced as the first headline act of Isle of Wight 2015.

Critic of Obama daughters resigns

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 08:01
A Republican congressional aide has resigned after remarks attacking US President Barack Obama's daughters' attitude were widely condemned.

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