National / International News

'High violence rate' at youth prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:37
A damning report into a young offenders institute finds violence levels too high, inefficient security and drug usage three times above targets.

Renewable energy projects approved

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:31
Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.

VIDEO: Scotland: The Bard and the border

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:28
Scottish voters will decide whether or not they want to leave the United Kingdom in September but the issue is also being discussed across the British Isles.

VIDEO: Dancer death prompts violent clashes

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:16
Violent protests have broken out in Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

AUDIO: Page on Led Zeppelin song finds

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 23:00
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page reveals two previously unheard recordings that were were kept in his own personal archive and Led Zeppelin's archive.

Led Zeppelin unleash unheard work

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:49
Legendary rock group Led Zeppelin make public two previously unheard recordings.

Liverpool plan summer transfer spree

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:40
Liverpool will hand boss Brendan Rodgers a significant summer transfer kitty following qualification for the Champions League.

Clwyd hospital care claims rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:30
Serious complaints made by a Labour MP over the hospital care given to her husband before his death are rejected following an independent investigation.

Woodland site's lottery grant boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:12
A woodland surrounding a derelict Monmouthshire mansion is to be boosted as a visitor attraction by nearly £300,000 of heritage lottery funding.

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:11

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

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Sherpas Leave Everest; Some Expeditions Nix Climbs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 22:02

Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday. It's an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in an avalanche.

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Order and ex-prisoners back course

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:38
The Orange Order and a republican ex-prisoners' organisation lend their support to a new course at Queen's University that examines the use of public space to express identity.

Two tributes to NI poet Heaney

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:36
Tributes to County Londonderry poet and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney are to be held at Dublin's National Concert Hall and airport.

Museum pub plan approval criticised

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:04
Campaigners criticise a decision to approve plans to turn Southampton's former Maritime Museum into a pub.

Spotlight stays on Man Utd - papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:02
The focus is still on Manchester United after the sacking of David Moyes, while figures suggesting violent crime has fallen are picked up on by many of the papers.

Trust 'failed' on 111 call answering

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 21:00
The South Western Ambulance Service chief executive says the service has "failed to deliver the performance required" in answering weekend calls to the NHS 111 number.

Brunei delays tough new Islamic law

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 20:57
Brunei postpones the introduction of tough Sharia criminal punishments that were due to begin on Tuesday.

Survivor's regret over ferry students

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 20:54
A survivor of the South Korean ferry that capsized last week says he saw students trapped inside the vessel's cafeteria as it capsized.

Albert Pujols' 500th HR Helps Angels Beat Nationals 7-2

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 20:36

The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game. He drove in five runs Tuesday night to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2.

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VIDEO: Obama visits mudslide survivors

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-22 17:41
President Barack Obama has visited an American town were at least 41 people died in a landslide last month.
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