National / International News

Dozens killed in Iraq bomb attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 09:05
At least 73 people have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in central Iraq, police and medical officials say.

Britons pay to see webcam sex abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 09:03
British paedophiles are among those paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation finds.

Finn 'must rediscover love of bowling'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 09:02
England paceman Steven Finn has fallen "out of love" with bowling but will return to his best, says Middlesex's Angus Fraser.

Five guilty of sex attacks on girls

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 09:00
Two men and three teenage boys are convicted of a series of rapes and sexual assaults on young girls in Peterborough.

Islamic court tries 'gay' Nigerians

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:59
An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has put on trial 11 Muslim men accused of being homosexuals, a crime punishable by stoning to death, an official says.

Science enters $1,000 genome era

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:58
The ability to sequence a human genome for just $1,000 has arrived, a US genetic technology company has announced.

VIDEO: Clegg: 'Right for Rennard to apologise'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:40
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says it is "right Chris Rennard has been asked to apologise" following an inquiry launched by the party into claims of sexual harrasment.

Springsteen lampoons US governor

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:39
New Jersey's most famous rock star Bruce Springsteen mocks the state's embattled governor Chris Christie over the "Bridgegate" scandal on television.

Woman 'in panic at Travis groping'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:35
A radio announcer was in a "panic" as DJ Dave Lee Travis grabbed her breasts when she was broadcasting live on BBC Radio 4, his trial hears.

Call for EU to tackle extremism

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:30
The European Commission calls on EU states to do more to pre-empt violent extremism, warning that it is fuelling terrorism.

Gnome among gifts to Royal Family

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:27
A gnome, a family photograph set on a decorative ostrich egg and a set of golf clubs are among gifts received by the Royal Family in 2013.

Government defends RBS bonus policy

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:24
Both the Prime Minister and the chancellor have been defending the government's stance on bonuses for RBS bankers

Hacking trial expert admits mistakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:20
A police forensic expert admits making mistakes in evidence he gave to the phone-hacking trial.

No case against Alps murders brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:14
A man held in connection with the murders in the French Alps of four people, including his brother, is freed from bail.

Danish woman gang-raped in India

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:12
Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating the alleged gang rape of a Danish woman who lost her way near her city centre hotel.

Quick Question: Time To Leave Smokers Alone?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:11

Half a century after the surgeon general's report linking smoking and cancer, the debate rages on.

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VIDEO: The boy who launched a Marine rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:09
Dozens of cars stranded by a landslip in Cornwall are being recovered by the Royal Marines, thanks to a plan hatched by a 10-year-old.

$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:07

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.

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Iranian 'stole US jet blueprints'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:04
US authorities arrest an Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on the US Joint Strike Fighter plane to Iran.

Feds Extend Coverage For People In High-Risk Insurance Pools

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:00

The insurance pool for people with expensive pre-existing conditions will stay open until the end of March, after another extension by the federal government. Starting this year, the Affordable Care Act bars insurers from rejecting people because of health problems, but they may need more time than originally thought to sign up for coverage.

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