National / International News

Plot was not distraction - Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 05:05
Eoin Morgan says revelations of a blackmail plot did not distract him from his job of captaining England.

The man who wants to add O2 to Three

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:59
Li Ka-shing - the man who wants to add O2 to Three

New Saudi king promises continuity

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:55
Saudi Arabia's King Salman pledges continuity, as funeral ceremonies for King Abdullah are held in Riyadh hours after his death.

Thai Lawmakers Vote To Impeach Ousted Premier

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:43

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.

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Day in pictures: 23 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:37
Images from around the world: 23 January

VIDEO: Crew plucked from sinking boat

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:35
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.

Pensioner killed 'for rejecting sex'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:33
A man described as having a sexual interest in much older women is found guilty of killing a widow in his village in Cornwall.

Man linked to Jewish museum killings

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:25
Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice of Mehdi Nemmouche, the gunman charged with killing four people at a Jewish museum in May.

Jab plea as serious flu cases rise

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:24
The number of serious flu cases in Scotland increases as it emerges almost of those eligible for vaccinations have not had them.

Crash victim's uncle denies fraud

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:18
The uncle of a schoolboy who died in a minibus crash denies dishonestly collecting charity money in his name.

Fate Of Japanese Hostages Unclear After Islamic State's Deadline Lapses

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:08

A video purportedly by the militants says "the countdown has begun." Japan says it's still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto's release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.

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VIDEO: LIVE: Francois Hollande Davos address

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:06
French President Francois Hollande address to the World Economic Forum in Davos

Nurse murder trial jury discharged

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:06
The jury has been discharged in the trial of Victorino Chua, a former Stepping Hill Hospital nurse accused of poisoning patients.

Tram fall cyclists to sue council

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
A lawyer is taking Edinburgh council to court on behalf of 60 clients who claim they have fallen off their bikes due to the city's tram tracks.

Sterling jumps as shares extend gains

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
Sterling jumps sharply against the euro, while the FTSE 100 extends gains made in the wake of the European Central Bank's stimulus programme.

Glasgow archbishop has heart attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 04:00
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has suffered a heart attack, the church has confirmed.

'Poor boys fare worse in rich areas'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:58
The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.

Philippines 'hid homeless from Pope'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:52
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.

Girl was 'going out' with Glitter

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:51
A 12-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Gary Glitter told her brother she was "going out" with the singer, a court hears.

Leeds owner Cellino resigns role

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 03:33
Owner Massimo Cellino steps down from his role at Leeds until 10 April, with Andrew Umbers becoming temporary chairman.