National / International News

Spain's ex-king faces paternity suit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:51
Spain's top court agrees to hear a paternity claim made against the former King Juan Carlos, by a woman claiming she is his daughter.

Prince George tops royal gifts chart

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:41
Prince George was sent more presents from round the world than any other UK royal last year, the lists of gifts received reveal.

How Osborne would run a budget surplus

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:40
George Osborne has set out how he would reduce the national debt by running budget surpluses in "normal times"

Ten dead in Texas prison bus crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:33
At least 10 people have been killed after a bus carrying prisoners lost control on an icy motorway and collided with a train in Texas, officials say.

Crolla eyes May comeback from attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:32
Anthony Crolla believes he can make a comeback less than six months after being injured in an attack by burglars.

Defoe passes Sunderland medical

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:23
Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe passes his medical with Sunderland before a proposed Premier League return.

10 People Reported Dead After Prison Bus Falls Off Overpass In Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 08:07

The bus was then hit by a train near a town in West Texas. The bus was transporting prisoners from Abilene to El Paso.

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Claims evidence destroyed probed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:59
A former RUC special branch deputy head and retired MI5 officers are to be investigated over allegations they destroyed evidence in a so-called shoot to kill incident in County Armagh.

Allen knocks Higgins out of Masters

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:59
Two-time Masters champion John Higgins is out of the tournament at Alexandra Palace after losing 6-4 to Mark Allen.

Kenya launches air ambulance service

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:58
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta launches a national air ambulance service to ensure the quick evacuation of security forces wounded in battle.

VIDEO: Watkins' ex 'ignored by police'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:51
Joanne Mjadzelics, an ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins, is cleared of child sex abuse image offences.

'More go missing' from foster carers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:50
Official statistics show there was a large increase in cases of children going missing from foster homes last year.

Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:46

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" [I am Charlie Coulibaly]. He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.

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VIDEO: Japan's resurgent army - in 60 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Japan's largest ever military budget is a sign of an increasingly well-equipped army.

Murdered Kenyan 'not ICC witness'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Kenyan police say a body found dead in a river earlier this month may not be that of an ICC defence witness, as the fingerprints do not match.

Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:39

The country's attorney general also said that the mayor's wife had been linked to the organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

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Google challenges Mosley privacy bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:19
A High Court hearing begins to decide whether Max Mosley's claim against Google over its refusal to block some pictures of him should be thrown out.

Watkins' ex cleared over abuse images

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:12
An ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins is found not guilty of child sex abuse image offences.

Firms 'fail to support education'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:08
Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.

Al Murray to stand against Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:01
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.