National / International News

I'm independent - abuse probe judge

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:56
The judge leading the inquiry into historical child sex abuse in England and Wales says she has no links to any person or institution which it might scrutinise.

Samsung TVs put ads in others' apps

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:55
Samsung is investigating why some of its smart TVs are repeatedly showing a silent Pepsi ad to users of third-party apps.

Houses for Ivory Coast football team

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:28
The Africa Cup of Nations winners will be given houses and cash by Ivory Coast's government.

Egypt overturns 36 death sentences

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:27
Egypt's top appeals court overturns death sentences given to 36 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader Mohammad Badie.

VIDEO: Esa launches IXV 'spaceplane'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:23
The European Space Agency (Esa) successfully launches its unmanned mini "spaceplane" demonstrator, the IXV spaceplane.

Man held for North Carolina killings

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:17
A US man is arrested over the death of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, amid speculation over the motive for the killings.

Tax chief denies inaction on HSBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:11
HM Revenue & Customs rejects the idea that it failed to take firm action against UK citizens hiding money in HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland.

Where do your old clothes go?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:01
Where do your old clothes end up?

VIDEO: Harman defends Labour pink bus tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:59
Labour's Harriet Harman kicks off a Labour campaign to attract women voters with a trip in a pink bus

New-look helmet to improve safety

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:55
A British firm designs a cricket helmet aimed at preventing another tragic death like the one suffered by Phillip Hughes.

Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:50

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.

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Omitted North 'not happy' - Gatland

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:49
George North is "not happy" Wales have left him out of the team to face Scotland in the Six Nations on medical grounds.

Obama seeks IS 'war' resolution

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:47
Seven months into a bombing campaign against Islamic State, President Barack Obama has sent Congress a draft authorisation to formally use military force.

Five properties evacuated after fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:39
Emergency services evacuate five properties as a commercial building catches fire in Newbridge.

Two injured in wedding shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:32
Two men are shot and injured at a wedding in Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh.

Kill switches cut 'smartphone crime'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:30
Anti-theft "kill switch" tools that prevent criminals from being able to use stolen smartphones appear to be cutting the number of phone thefts.

MEPs back EU anti-terror measures

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:23
The European Parliament calls for greater sharing of information among security forces to combat terrorism, in the wake of the Paris attacks.

VIDEO: LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:18
Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon is giving a speech on austerity and public spending in London

Drink-driver had car wheel missing

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:13
A woman drove for almost three miles with just three wheels on her car while more than twice the drink-drive limit, a court hears.

An Arrest, But No Motive Announced In Killing Of 3 Muslims In N.C.

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:13

Police in Chapel Hill, N.C., have arrested a suspect and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting of three young Muslims. There's no word on a possible motive.

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