National / International News

Measles Makes An Unwelcome Visit To Disneyland

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:34

An outbreak among visitors to two California theme parks shows once again that this super-contagious virus doesn't respect borders. Most of the afflicted people had not been vaccinated.

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Injured Vlaar out for six weeks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:31
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is expected to be out for four to six weeks with a knee injury, the club confirms.

Bomb disposal team called to PSNI HQ

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:28
Bomb disposal officers are called to the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters to examine a suspicious package.

VIDEO: France falls silent for victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:21
A minute's silence has been held for the 12 people killed at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Netflix: VPN crackdown claim 'false'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:10
The company denies it has hardened its policy towards VPNs but says it remains opposed to them.

Charlie Hebdo to publish next week

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:56
The remaining staff of Charlie Hebdo plan a mammoth print run of the satirical magazine for next week, in defiance of the deadly attack on its headquarters.

What's Known About The Suspects In The Paris Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:44

One of the men, Chérif Kouachi, was convicted on terrorism charges in 2008. He served 18 months for helping to funnel fighters from France to Iraq.

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Rapist Evans issues apology

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:39
Footballer Ched Evans apologises "for the effects" of the actions that led to a rape conviction in 2011.

VIDEO: Video clip of Paris shooting suspect

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:39
One of the main suspects in the shooting of 12 people at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was jailed in 2008 and had long been known to police for militant Islamist activities.

Quiz: Where edtech money went in 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:25

Venture investors poured more than $640 million in the k-12 edtech market in 2014, according to NewSchools Venture Fund.

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Jailed brothel PC admits more crimes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:24
A police officer jailed for running a brothel and laundering money admits three further offences.

Day in pictures: 8 January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:09
Images from around the world: 8 January

Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:56
Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?

Petrol prices hit five year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:54
The price of unleaded petrol has fallen to its lowest level in five years, bringing cheer for motorists and businesses.

Armed police called to MP's office

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:46
Armed police are called to the office of the Swansea MP Sian James in the city.

Warning of bad weather extended

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:43
Winds gusting to up to 100mph and heavy rain are forecast for parts of Scotland from late Thursday night.

Green anger at Ofcom exclusion

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:39
The Green Party is 'deeply disappointed' at its exclusion from the broadcasting regulator's proposed list of major parties.

Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:35
UK interest rates have been kept on hold for another month by the Bank of England at a record low of 0.5%.

Second assault on Nigerian town

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:35
Nigeria's militant Islamists carry out a second attack on the key north-eastern town of Baga, with many bodies littering its streets, an official tells the BBC.

Caption Challenge: Strings attached

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.