National / International News

Ariel Sharon Remembered As Man Of War And Peace

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:50

The former Israeli leader died Saturday. He was 85. Vice President Biden called Sharon an "indomitable bulldozer." Sharon was buried Monday on his ranch in southern Israel.

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Obesity projections 'underestimated'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:38
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report by health campaigners claims.

TUV man's apology to Sinn Féin woman

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:31
A unionist councillor issues a High Court apology to a Sinn Féin woman for defaming her in a radio interview.

VIDEO: Treasury: debt plan to 'calm jitters'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:24
The Treasury says it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Rwanda president warn 'traitors'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:17
Less than two weeks after a prominent Rwandan dissident is found dead in South Africa, President Paul Kagame warns that "treason brings consequences".

Possible Syria ceasefires discussed

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:13
The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.

Man jailed for killing ex-councillor

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
A man who killed a former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council with a single punch is jailed for five years.

Sports Direct buys Debenhams stake

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
Sports Direct, the casual clothing retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, buys a 4.6% stake in Debenhams.

VIDEO: Dubai ruler gives BBC a guided tour

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai

Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00

A chemical spill Thursday led officials to warn customers across nine counties not to use the water coming from their taps. About 300,000 people are affected. Officials say tests of the water have been encouraging, and that they've begun a systematic restart of the system.

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Djokovic & Williams reach round two

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:52
Men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's top seed Serena Williams advance to the Australian Open second round.

Man in court over 'chess killing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:47
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with the murder of a man allegedly following a row over a game of chess.

VIDEO: Vic on laughing when he shouldn't

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:42
Vic Reeves joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new sitcom and why he enjoys getting the giggles when he is performing

Court orders online critics' naming

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:41
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.

Hunger Games surpasses Iron Man 3

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:39
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.

VIDEO: Academies giving work to prisoners

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:33
Conservative polices on prisons changed from the Michael Howard to the Ken Clarke eras, and today's aims see a move to keep people out of prison and help them get a job.

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