National / International News

Two charged under terrorism act

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:31
Two men have been charged under the Terrorism Act for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Thousands of schools jobs 'could go'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:29
A senior official in the Department of Education has predicted at least 2,500 job losses in schools over the next financial year.

Quiz: Teen tobacco trends

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:25

Cigarette smoking among American middle and high school students is on the decline, but use of other tobacco products follows a different trend, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Kerry: Coalition Offensive Against ISIS Having 'Significant Impact'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:17

Meeting with other countries who joined the first against the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said their commitment will be measured in years.

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Osborne: UK lead role in Mars mission

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:16
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne has given some details of the government's previous financial commitments to science.

VIDEO: Tongue-tied PM makes S&M gaffe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:15
The prime minister mixes up his words when he speaks about Ed Balls and "political maso-sadism".

Town drops 'narrow' view on romance

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:13
A market town's narrow pavements - designed in the 18th Century to stop romantic couples walking hand-in-hand - are to be widened.

Peaty breaks British record in Doha

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:10
Teenager Adam Peaty breaks the British 100m breaststroke record during the heats at the World Short Course Championships.

What next for politics in Israel?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu triggers a general election, the country's politics remain as turbulent and unpredictable as ever, reports the BBC's Kevin Connolly,

Mary Magdalene actress Dunham dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
Actress Joanna Dunham, famed for her role as Mary Magdalene in 1965 Hollywood blockbuster The Greatest Story Ever Told, dies at the age of 78.

VIDEO: Brand babble wins Foot In Mouth award

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:08
The comic actor and campaigner Russell Brand has won a prize for his public speaking and writing - the Plain English Campaign Foot in Mouth award, for the most baffling quotes by a public figure.

Lord Coe outlines IAAF manifesto

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:05
Lord Coe reveals his election manifesto for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Huge blaze engulfs industrial estate

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:53
A large fire, visible from up to 10 miles away, rips through an industrial estate in Smethwick destroying a number of businesses.

Remembering Russia's unknown soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:42
Russia remembers its unknown WW2 soldiers

Autumn Statement: At-a-glance

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:38
An at-a-glance summary of the main points of the 2014 Autumn Statement.

Sturgeon condemns report burn trio

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:38
Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon condemns a group of SNP councillors who burned a copy of the report on strengthening the Scottish Parliament's powers.

Date set for early Israeli election

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:30
Israeli political leaders agree to hold a general election on 17 March, two years ahead of schedule, as members of parliament vote on its dissolution.

Steve Biko autopsy sale 'blocked'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:22
A South African court blocks the auctioning of the post-mortem report of renowned anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, his family says.

India 'bicycle pump surgery' halted

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:21
Authorities in India's Orissa state halt mass sterilisation surgeries after a doctor was found using a bicycle pump to inflate women's abdomens.

Storm Brings Much Needed Rain To Southern California

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 03:11

The rain led to fears of mudslides and evacuation orders, but after a drought that's going into its fourth year, the rain was a welcome sight.

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