National / International News

How the fairytale of New York can become a nightmare

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 15:08
Why New York can be more of a nightmare than a fairy tale

Man charged over car shooting murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 15:00
A man is charged with murder and attempted murder over a double shooting in Sheffield City centre, in which shots were fired at a car at traffic lights.

VIDEO: Dilemma over Hitler's birthplace

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 14:46
The Austrian government is trying to work out what to do with the house in which Adolf Hitler was born.

VIDEO: Tributes paid to shot NY officer

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 14:03
Thousands of police officers join family, friends and dignitaries at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of two New York policemen shot dead a week ago.

VIDEO: Pope gunman lays flowers on tomb

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 14:02
A man who shot and wounded former Pope John Paul II more than 30 years ago returns to the Vatican to lay flowers on his tomb.

Snow strands motorists in Alps

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:58
Snow and ice strand 15,000 vehicles in the French Alps, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts.

Tottenham Double winner Henry dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:44
Double-winning former Tottenham Hotspur and England defender Ron Henry dies at the age of 80.

Festive schedule a disgrace - Poyet

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:33
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet says playing two matches in three days over Christmas is a "disgrace".

Terry deal a formality - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:33
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expects captain John Terry to stay beyond the end of the season, when his contract expires.

Slain NYPD Officer's Funeral Draws Mourners From Around The Country

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:23

The funeral for slain police officer Rafael Ramos was held today. Ramos, along with his partner, was gunned down by a man said to be avenging the killings of black men at the hands of police.

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George Weah wins Liberia senate seat

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 13:08
Former football star George Weah easily wins a key seat in the Liberian senate, in elections disrupted by the Ebola outbreak.

Record-breaking ice cream shop shuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:37
A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.

City Link staff 'face NYE redundancy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:26
More than 2,000 staff from the collapsed UK parcel delivery firm City Link are to be made redundant on New Year's Eve, the RMT union claims.

Ospreys' Biggar apologises to fans

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:21
Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar apologises to fans for his side's poor performance despite their derby win over Scarlets.

Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:18

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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26 years for Pakistan bomb hoax man

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 11:03
A Pakistani man is given a 26-year jail term for making hoax bomb threats in public places during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr, prosecutors say.

Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 10:48

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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VIDEO: N Korea blames Obama for net outage

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:59
North Korea blames the US for a second internet outage in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures and a film featuring a fictional plot to kill Kim Jong-un.

Milan sign Torres on permanent deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:58
Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres will make his loan move to AC Milan a permanent deal in January.

Rail chief says passengers let down

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:44
The boss of Network Rail apologises overrunning engineering works cause chaos for passengers in London.