National / International News

Oliver rules out Daily Show return

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:35
HBO commissions two more series of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, quashing rumours that he may replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

When were PMs banned from driving?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:29
When were PMs banned from getting behind the wheel?

Malware on menu on Jamie Oliver site

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:06
The celebrity chef's site suffered a "malware problem" after being hacked, but has since been fixed, according to a Jamie Oliver Group spokesman.

Accused 'may have killed' dog walker

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:55
A man accused of murdering a dog walker told his mother he did not know if he killed her, a court hears.

VIDEO: Is Cristina Argentina's new Evita?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:54
Wyre Davies considers the country's interest in Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, as she faces the biggest challenge of her political career.

VIDEO: Records crash as US freeze continues

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:51
As cold and snowy weather continues to affect the US, part of Niagara Falls has frozen over.

UN Envoy: Syria Agrees To Proposed Break In Air Strikes On Aleppo

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:47

Aleppo has been the subject of bitter fighting, with rebels and government forces splitting a city that was once a productive economic engine. The UN wants to create a "freeze" on violence there.

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Wolff to drive Williams in testing

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:40
Susie Wolff will drive the new Williams FW37 on the first day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on Thursday.

VIDEO: Sun 'could be biggest power source'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:40
The Sun could become the world's biggest source of electricity by the middle of this century - a bold prediction from the respected International Energy Association in Paris.

Army kills '300 Boko Haram fighters'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:36
More than 300 Boko Haram fighters are killed during a military land and air operation in north-east Borno State, the Nigerian army says.

Clarke named Ryder Cup captain

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:07
Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, USA.

Alien star invaded the Solar System

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:06
An alien star passed through our Solar System just 70,000 years ago, astronomers have announced.

UK police examine Chelsea fans video

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:03
UK officers will examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.

Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 04:03

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.

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Miffed bride marries wedding guest

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:46
An Indian bride makes an impromptu decision to marry a guest at her wedding after her groom-to-be has a seizure and collapses.

Google faces Android probe in Russia

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:46
Search company Yandex files a complaint with Russia's competition watchdog about the restrictions Google places on Android phone-makers.

Mexican star Rojas dies aged 44

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:33
Lorena Rojas, a popular Mexican actress who starred in more than a dozen soap operas, dies aged 44 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

VIDEO: Ukraine troops retreat from key town

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:31
The Ukrainian president says his forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve.

Iran urged to halt execution of Kurd

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:27
Human rights groups urge Iran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian-Kurdish man for offences he is alleged to have committed when he was 17.

Derry bomb was 'mortar type device'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 03:23
A bomb found during a security alert in a housing estate in Londonderry is believed to have been a "mortar type device"