National / International News

Stag gore victim given press role

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 06:01
A stag gore victim who complained that newspapers made "inappropriate" references to her transgender status joins a committee regulating the press.

Apple invests 1.7bn euros in centres

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:51
Apple is to invest 1.7bn euros (£1.25bn) developing data centres in the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:48

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:45

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.

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The Indonesians collecting coins for Tony Abbott

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:38
The Indonesians sending aid money back to Australia

Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:34

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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Boss supports Khan over 'body slam'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:19
Worcester City manager Carl Heeley is supportive of Shab Khan following the defender's 'body slam' against Stockport.

The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:16

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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VIDEO: The dangers of tanning addiction

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:11
BBC Inside Out meets two tanning addicts.

VIDEO: The children migrating alone

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:08
Paul Kenyon meets children who are travelling alone from Africa to Europe, in search of a better life.

Colombia gang 'sold kidnap victims'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:08
A gang which allegedly kidnapped people in Colombia and sold them on to a left-wing rebel group has been dismantled, prosecutors say.

The lone seven-year-olds leaving home and country behind

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:05
The boy forced to pilot a rickety boat across the Mediterranean

Evacuations as crews tackle fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:54
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze in a disused building in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

France takes Syria suspect passports

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:53
Six French men allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists have had their passports confiscated by authorities.

Referee Atkinson 'needs a break'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:50
Martin Atkinson needs a rest after his "incompetent" refereeing of Chelsea's draw with Burnley, says Keith Hackett.

UKIP pledges £3bn NHS investment

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:47
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party is "committed" to a free NHS paid for by taxes as he set out plans to spend an extra £3bn per year on the service.

What extra charges do restaurants make?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:43
The extra charges restaurants make, including "cakeage".

Patient in '16-hour trolley wait'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:36
A patient with breathing problems spent 16 hours on a trolley at a hospital that hours later was put on "black alert", her daughter says.

VIDEO: MPs deny 'cash for access' claims

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:32
MPs Sir Malcolm Rifkind and Jack Straw are secretly filmed apparently offering their services to a private company for thousands of pounds.

Middleton to coach England's women

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:16
Simon Middleton is to take over as head coach of the England women's XV from May, and remains in charge of the Sevens squad.