National / International News

List of blocked piracy sites doubles

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 08:10
The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

Ex-GCHQ boss warns on phone biometrics

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:59
Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.

How much will the chancellor give the NHS?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:48
Will be £1.5bn or could it be £2bn? That's the debate around the higher echelons of the NHS in England as they await Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement next week.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:41
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Body parts killer guilty of murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:38
A man who stabbed his father to death and put his dismembered body into storage boxes, which he used as a TV stand, is convicted of murder.

Foreign Guesthouse Reportedly Attacked In Kabul's Diplomatic Area

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:36

A blast and gunfire was heard just hours after a suicide bomber targeted a British embassy vehicle, killing a British national.

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US race relations: Six statistics

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:33
Six statistics that shed a little more light on the state of race relations in the US, following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.

Scottish Widows to cut 130 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:31
Scottish Widows is to cut 130 jobs across the UK as part of a restructuring of its pensions and investments businesses.

Wigan chairman Whelan charged by FA

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:31
Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is charged by the Football Association over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:29
Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.

PODCAST: EU pushes Google break-up

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:25

First off, the EU has voted overwhelmingly to break up Google and other search engines to prevent them from stacking results with their own services. We'll talk about what the vote means and doesn't mean. Then, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is meeting Thursday, and with oil prices at a four-year low the group is at a crossroads. Jamie Webster tells us about OPEC's tough choice: cut production and sacrifice market share to raise prices, or stay the course and let prices keep falling. Finally, Tennessee is about to become the first state in the nation to pay for every student to go to community college for free. But the new program ends up pushing potential students toward federal grants they would have gotten anyway but not applied for. It's marketing for higher ed disguised as an innovative state funding program.

India troops in Kashmir gun battle

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:22
At least 10 people are killed in a gun battle between Indian troops and suspected Pakistani militants in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Engineering firm plans 140 job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:13
The US engineering firm Caterpillar is planning to cut 140 jobs across its Northern Ireland operations, according to a trade union.

Wacky Wrestlers Of Yesteryear

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-27 07:11

In America, there's a fine line between gimmicky wrestling and performance art.

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'It wasn't care, it was like hell'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:59
The story of one victim of paedophile care home boss

OPEC Holds Production Steady, Signaling Lower Fuel Prices

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:49

Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.

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Terminally ill woman settles claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:45
A terminally ill mother-of-two who said she would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier settles her case.

Mitchell loses 'plebgate' libel case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:41
A judge ruling in Andrew Mitchell's High Court libel action says he is satisfied the MP used the word "pleb".

Ukraine in anti-corruption pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:41
Ukraine's new parliament meets for the first time, as the president says he intends to nominate a foreigner to lead the country's anti-corruption efforts.

More powers for Scotland explained

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 06:15
The Holyrood parliament in Edinburgh is on course to receiving new powers, including on income tax, VAT and airport duty - but what will this mean for Scotland and the rest of the UK. Follow this explainer to find out more....