National / International News

Residents' say on waste incinerator

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:10
The public gets its say on plans to burn hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste a year collected by five councils across north Wales.

Sturgeon to double MND nurse numbers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:55
The NHS is to begin funding the specialist nurses who care for motor neurone disease patients in Scotland.

PM defends NHS line of death claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:49
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his description of Offa's Dyke as a "line between life and death" due to cuts in Welsh NHS funding.

Divers Spot Tail Of AirAsia Plane In Java Sea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:48

It's the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with 162 people on board, an official said.

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Gunmen, 1 Victim Dead In Shooting At Texas VA Clinic

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:35

An unidentified gunman opened fire at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System clinic Tuesday afternoon. The shooter and an unidentified victim are dead.

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Deadly blast hits Yemen capital

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 20:42
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security forces say.

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 20:39
The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, say Indonesian officials, raising hopes of recovering the "black box".

NZ skydivers bail before plane crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 19:58
Thirteen people on board a small plane, including the pilot, parachute to safety as their aircraft crashes into New Zealand's Taupo Lake.

VIDEO: Beijing metro price 'squeezing poor'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 19:02
Despite it being one of the biggest and busiest in the world, the Beijing metro is making huge losses and the government is raising fares.

VIDEO: Fresh fears as oil prices fall again

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:56
The price of oil is continuing to fall around the world and the benchmark Brent Crude has fallen to its lowest level for five-and-a-half years.

Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:53

Once completed, the line could travel faster than 200 miles an hour and get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. But the project only has a fifth of the funding it needs.

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VIDEO: Lucky escape as car smashes into office

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:38
Workers in a real estate company in Toledo in southern Brazil had a lucky escape when a car crashed into their office.

VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:29
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:51
Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES.

Hillsborough families attend service

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:24
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster attend a service to mark the relocation of a memorial to the tragedy.

Two Small Earthquakes Shake Dallas; Jokes Ensue

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:12

Some residents said they felt nothing; some worried about the effects of fracking; others joked about it all.

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Asian shares continue to fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:08
Asians stocks continue to lose ground on Wednesday as further falls in oil prices, together with concerns over the eurozone's economy, fuelled investor worries.

'Record-breaking' Homecoming 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:25
A record-breaking two million people attended more than 1,000 Homecoming events across Scotland last year, VisitScotland says.

Do party leaders really win elections?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:14
The media often focuses its coverage of elections on the merits of party leaders - but are they really that important to outcome, asks Prof Archie Brown.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:00
A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.