National / International News

No 10 concerned over Hong Kong rebuff

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:30
Downing Street says China's decision to bar a committee of British MPs from visiting Hong Kong is "counter-productive".

Leeds owner Cellino asked to resign

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:28
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino is disqualified by the Football League and asked to resign from the club.

Gordon Brown 'to stand down as MP'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:27
Labour's former prime minister Gordon Brown will announce later that he will stand down as an MP after nearly 32 years.

Militants behead Tunisian policeman

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:26
A Tunisian policeman has been beheaded by Islamist militants in an attack near the Algerian border, officials say.

VIDEO: Women fight back after bus attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:18
A video of two sisters confronting men, who were allegedly sexually harassing them on a bus in India, has gone viral on social media.

Dissident threat severe warn police

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:17
There is a "strong possibility" that dissident republicans will carry out attacks in the run-up to Christmas, a senior police chief has warned.

Sectarian killer cleared of attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:15
A man convicted of the sectarian murder of a Celtic fan is cleared of assaulting a nine-year-old boy in Glasgow.

Rouble reels as oil price slides

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:09
Oil prices fell to a five-year low on Monday, sending the rouble tumbling, while fears over slowing manufacturing activity in Europe and China hit global confidence.

Obama To Meet Civil Rights Leader To Talk About Mistrust Of Police

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:02

A White House official says President Obama will also meet with his cabinet to discuss a federal program that provides equipment to local police. Obama ordered a review of the program earlier.

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Swansea siege man pleads guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:00
A man pleads guilty to possessing an imitation handgun and false imprisonment at Meridian Tower in Swansea in August.

PODCAST: Risking exposure to Ebola

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-01 03:00

First up, we ask: if Black Friday is losing its charm, what does this mean for the wider economy? And later today in Missouri, the 16 people who make up the Ferguson Commission will meet for the first time. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has directed the group to explore systemic inequity in the state ranging from law enforcement practices to education, housing and jobs. And turning to West Africa's Sierra Leone, Ebola has killed more than a thousand people, including several doctors. But that's not stopping a 93-year-old retired ophthalmologist in rural Minnesota from heading to Sierra Leone in the coming weeks. The plan is for him to treat people for conditions other than Ebola, but he still risks exposure.

Annie among 'leaked' Sony films

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:58
Annie remake, starring Cameron Diaz, among titles apparently leaked online following a reported cyber-attack on Sony Pictures last month.

Most-wanted Nazi war criminal 'dead'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:56
The chief investigator pursuing top Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner tells the BBC that the he is "99% sure" that he died four years ago in Syria.

Is lots of vinyl being sold?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:54
Despite 'vinyl revival', sales are still tiny compared with 1975

VIDEO: UK population 'to rise 10m in 20 years'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:52
The UK's population could rise by 10 million in 20 years mainly due to immigration, says Migration Watch.

VIDEO: Sturgeon lays down 'key challenges'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:51
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells business leaders that competitiveness and equality are key challenges.

Turner Prize winner to be announced

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:47
The winner of 2014 Turner Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony later at Tate Britain.

Row over Mandela's estate escalates

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:47
South Africa's government opposes a legal bid by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela's rural home.

Star Wars trailer inspires spoofs

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:46
The 88-second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens amasses more than 40 million YouTube views in 72 hours and prompts several spoof versions.

Senior female police officer to leave

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 02:42
One of Britain's most high-ranking female police officers is leaving the service after more than 30 years.