National / International News

Portsmouth hosts America's Cup races

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:06
Portsmouth is selected to host two preparation events for yachting's 35th America's Cup over the next two summers.

VIDEO: 'Rosberg battle psychological warfare'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:03
World champion Lewis Hamilton tells BBC Breakfast that his title battle with Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg became "psychological warfare".

Wizard of Oz costume sells for $3m

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 00:02
The Cowardly Lion costume from classic film The Wizard of Oz sells for more than $3m (£1.9m) at an auction in New York.

As Ebola Ping-Pongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

A woman is thought to be spreading Ebola in a remote village. So health workers spend four hours trekking through the bush to track her down. By the time they make it, it's too late.

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Plan To Use Gulf Oil Spill Funds For Beach Hotel Stirs Debate

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:51

Environmentalists are suing to stop Alabama from using nearly $60 million in BP oil spill recovery funds to build a new hotel on the beach. The project is one of dozens underway across the region.

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The housing market is cooling - Nationwide

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:49
UK’s largest mutual says market is now more cautious, and it is happy to lend to over 40s.

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:34
Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network.

Ferguson verdict sparks 'worst' riots

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:28
A police official in Ferguson says it has probably seen its worst rioting yet after a jury decision not to bring charges over Michael Brown's death.

VIDEO: Mental health in the workplace

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:27
Mental health issues such as stress or depression are now the leading cause of illness in the workplace, with more than eleven million working days lost last year.

VIDEO: MI5 set for criticism over Lee Rigby

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:25
A long-awaited report will be published on Tuesday on what the intelligence services knew before the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby in May last year.

VIDEO: Universal Credit rolled out to families

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:24
The government's flagship welfare reform programme Universal Credit is being extended, with parents able to claim it for the first time.

Mortgage lending falls at Nationwide

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:22
Gross mortgage lending has fallen by almost £1bn at Nationwide, adding to evidence that tighter controls on lending may be curbing borrowing.

Hundreds report mystery 'explosion'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:09
A mysterious explosion heard across parts of Manchester and Salford remains unexplained.

Review after child grave upset

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 23:09
The National Assembly are considering creating a Wales-wide law for grave items after Torfaen council took decorations to the landfill.

Rare Malayan tapir born in Kent zoo

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:45
The birth of an extremely rare Malayan tapir gives hope for the endangered species say keepers at Kent animal reserve.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:37
Balotelli to stay in England, Chelsea pull out of race for Reus, Gundogan keen on Premier League, plus more.

Ferguson Businesses Burn, Crowds Confront Police In Overnight Chaos

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:26

Vandalism and violence broke out in pockets of St. Louis County in the tense hours following a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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Sister's fight to end domestic abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:20
The sister of a woman murdered by her estranged husband is taking part in a campaign to stamp out domestic abuse, saying people should not be living in fear.

'Reject pay hike' union tells AMs

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:10
A £10,000 pay rise for Welsh assembly member should be rejected, says leading public sector workers' union Unison.

VIDEO: Ferguson: Protesters attack police car

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 22:01
Protesters in Ferguson, St Louis, attempt to overturn a police car as demonstrations turn violent after a grand jury decision over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.