National / International News

A&E stats to be reported weekly

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:30
Statistics for waiting times in the A&E departments of Scotland's hospitals are to be published weekly, the Scottish government announces.

Bombardier cutting jobs in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:20
Bombardier is planning to cut 130 jobs from its agency and contract workforce in Belfast.

Markovic handed four-game Euro ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:18
Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is given a four-match European ban for his red card against Basel in December.

Abid Naseer bomb plot trial opens

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:14
The trial of a Pakistani man alleged to have taken part in an al-Qaeda plot to carry out bomb attacks in Manchester and New York in 2009 has opened.

Council set to overspend by £9m

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:14
A council faces a 'concerning' overspend of £9m in this financial year.

Poker player 'killed for winnings'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:11
A professional poker player was killed for his winnings after being lured into a honey trap by a young woman he met at a casino, a court heard.

Acquit Strauss-Kahn, says prosecutor

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:11
A French prosecutor calls for the acquittal of the former head of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in a pimping trial in Lille.

VIDEO: Flipping wonder: Pancake-cam at MPs' race

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:08
The annual parliamentary pancake race pits the press against politicians - follow the route taken by one pancake flipper.

Secret Lives Of Teachers: What's He Brewing Down There?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:06

"Your friends are gonna tell you, 'Your beer is great.' It's another thing for people in the market to actually buy it and drink it," says teacher P.T. Lovern, founder of Line 51 Brewing in Oakland.

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Figuring Out If A Doctor Is In Your Network Can Be Perplexing

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:44

Some physicians can be in-network when working at one office but not when they are at another. Or they may belong to a medical group that is affiliated with your plan, but they don't participate.

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VIDEO: Ukraine crisis: Ceasefire under strain

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:19
Fighting around the key Ukrainian town of Debaltseve appears to be continuing, despite a ceasefire coming into force last week.

Tata's £200k fine after staff burnt

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:08
Steel giant Tata has been fined £200,000 after three crane drivers suffered serious burns when tonnes of molten metal ignited.

Quiz: Breaking breakfast records

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-17 05:06

The federal School Breakfast Program fed more low-income student students than ever before in the 2013 school year, but it's still small in comparison to the national lunch program, according to the Food Research and Action Center.

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Day in pictures: 17 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:53
Images from around the world: 17 February

Carnival Parade Float Hits Power Line In Haiti; At Least 18 Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:47

A power line came into contact with a crowded float during a large parade early Tuesday. Conflicting reports on the number of people killed range from 18 to 20, with dozens more wounded.

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Niger protests against Boko Haram

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:33
Niger's prime minister leads thousands in a march through the country's capital Niamey to protest against increasing attacks by Islamist group Boko Haram.

Ukip drama sparks 1,000 complaints

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:27
Docudrama Ukip: The First 100 Days attracts 1,000 complaints to Ofcom and Channel 4, after depicting rioting in the street in the wake of a Ukip election victory.

VIDEO: Camera catches Mexican volcano blast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 04:19
A webcam recorded the dramatic moment the Colima Volcano in western Mexico

IS 'burns to death 45 in west Iraq'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:59
Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS) have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says.

Scotland skipper proud of his side

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:57
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says his side showed "skill and quality" in their three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.