National / International News

Rail passenger satisfaction falls

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:59
A survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.

Planet hosts giant ring system

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:53
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:52

The snowstorm hitting the northeast is having a major impact in Boston. Steve Inskeep checks in with WBUR's Anne Mostue for the latest on how residents and local officials are handling the storm.

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Key milestone for new Forth crossing

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:48
The three main towers of the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth reach their halfway point marking a key milestone in the project.

Gunman Opens Fire At City Council Meeting In Minnesota

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46

Two police officers were injured and the gunman was killed. The officers had just been sworn in to the New Hope police force.

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Mark Strong honoured for Miller role

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:46
Actor Mark Strong has been honoured his lead role in a play that lured him back to the theatre after 12 years in movie roles.

Web attacks 'growing' in volume

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:39
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report

The perils of 'taboo' gifts

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:37
Which presents can cause offence?

Norfolk schools inspections 'fair'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:33
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.

Glitter testifies at abuse trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:20
Former singer Gary Glitter has started to give evidence in his trial for a string of historical sex offences against young girls.

'Missing person alert' for statue

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:16
The theft of a statue of a Celtic sea god, that has prompted a campaign for its safe return, has now led to a 'missing persons appeal' by police.

Burundi army accused of murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:05
Witnesses tell the BBC that Burundian soldiers killed 17 rebels after they surrendered, but the army insists they were killed in combat.

LOOK! The Asteroid That Flew Past Earth Tuesday Has Its Own Moon

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 04:01

In celestial terms, asteroid 2004 BL86 buzzed the Earth, coming within 745,000 miles. Scientists were able to get a close look and capture some stunning imagery.

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Man jailed for widow's 2003 murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:52
A man with a fetish for older women is jailed for life the murder of a pensioner in her home.

VIDEO: How US is reporting Winter Storm Juno

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:51
Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.

Five ways to survive sharing a bedroom with strangers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:45
Tenants are increasingly sharing bedrooms. One former multi-sharer offers coping strategies.

Former rugby league star denies rape

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:45
Former Great Britain and Hull FC rugby league player Gareth Raynor goes on trial accused of rape and unlawful wounding.

VIDEO: Footage shows top Libya hotel attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:35
Gunmen attack a hotel popular with tourists in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Near asteroid 2004 BL86 has a moon

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:32
Scientists who tracked the large asteroid 2004 BL86 as it passed by Earth say it has a small satellite.

Day in pictures: 27 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:25
Images from around the world: 27 January