National / International News

Clermont Auvergne v Saracens (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:04
Team news as Clermont Auvergne host Saracens in Saturday's European Champions Cup semi-final at Stade Marcel Michelin (15:15 BST).

Doctor Who movie mooted in Sony leak

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 06:03
Plans for a Doctor Who movie and George Clooney's email address are among the details posted on WikiLeaks, following last year's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

VIDEO: 60 second wrap of election funnies

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:58
Some of the week's lighter moments from the campaign trail as parties start to launch their election manifestos.

ESPN Suspends Reporter Over Rant Recorded By Towing Company

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:53

A string of insults aimed at a woman who works at a towing company were recorded by a surveillance camera. Now they've come back to sting sports reporter Britt McHenry.

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Top Iraqi militant leader 'killed'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:52
Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former right-hand man to Saddam Hussein, has been killed, Iraqi media say.

Argentina acts over Falklands oil

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:39
Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.

Pope 'Considering' Cuba Visit, Vatican Says

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:37

The Holy See is in talks for Francis to make a trip to the island-nation in September. The pontiff helped forge a breakthrough in relations between Havana and Washington.

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'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:13
A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.

Week in pictures: 11-17 April 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:07
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

VIDEO: GB ice hockey star's amazing penalty

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 05:05
Ben O'Connor scores a fine penalty goal for Great Britain in their 3-2 victory over South Korea at the third-tier World Ice Hockey Championships.

Top judge: 'Respect veiled women'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:57
The most senior judge in the UK, Lord Neuberger, calls for judges to show respect to women who cover their faces in court for religious reasons.

Raikkonen fastest in first practice

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:54
Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen sets the pace in first practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes hide their true form.

Kansas bans leisure items on welfare

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48
The US state has stiffened its rules for welfare recipients who will be longer able to buy dozens of leisure or other items on state aid.

Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

NPR News - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:48

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Demand for rubber 'threatens forests'

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:46
The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.

Journalists cleared in payment trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:40
Three journalists are found not guilty of illegally paying public officials by a jury at London's Old Bailey.

Police search after Holywood crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
Police are carrying out a search operation after a two-vehicle crash on the Old Holywood Road in County Down.

County footballer jailed for attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
Newport County footballer Chris Zebroski is jailed for four years and four months for robbery and assault.

Parties clash over jobless figures

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:37
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the UK's jobs record as the last official figures before the election show unemployment continues to fall.

Chelsea seen as boring - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2015-04-17 04:34
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team receive the most social media abuse because they are 'boring'.