National / International News

VIDEO: Las Vegas demolition fails to fell lift

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:24
A lift shaft survives an implosion designed to flatten a hotel in Las Vegas.

888 confirms William Hill approach

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:14
Online gambling group 888 Holdings confirms that bookmaker William Hill has made an approach to buy the firm.

Women become St Andrews members

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:12
The Princess Royal is one of the first female members invited to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Princess Anne to be R&A golf member

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06
The Princess Royal is to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews five months after it decided to admit women.

Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, one day before a critical meeting in Minsk over the future of Ukraine.

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:03

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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Swansea siege man is detained

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:59
A man who held a waiter hostage in a restaurant at the top of Wales' tallest tower is detained under the Mental Health Act.

Malaysia's Top Court Upholds Sodomy Conviction Against Opposition Leader

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:55

Anwar Ibrahim called the decision a "murder of judicial independence." Human rights groups have also criticized the verdict as a step back for human rights and democracy in Malaysia.

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US Islamic State hostage killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:42
A US hostage held by Islamic State, Kayla Mueller, has been killed, President Obama confirms.

Walkouts hit renewed Yemen talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:40
Crisis talks between Yemen's political factions resume, but are placed in doubt by the withdrawal of two parties citing "threats" from Houthi rebels.

Ballymurphy riot conviction quashed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:34
A west Belfast man convicted of rioting during events surrounding the military killing of his brother and nine other people has had his conviction quashed.

Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:24

In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller, who was captured in August 2013, was a hostage of the self-described Islamic State when she died.

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'Private' NHS hospital wants bailout

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:19
The first privately-run NHS hospital trust in the country is applying for a £9.6m government bailout as healthcare company Circle withdraws.

In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates to B-U-S-H

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:13

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force "...just like President Bush."

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Senate Panel Approves Carter's Nomination As Defense Chief

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:09

In a vote that sends his nomination to the full Senate, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Ashton Carter's bid to be the next Defense secretary Tuesday.

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Grangemouth plant 'needs fracking'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:55
Chemicals giant Ineos says its Grangemouth plant may not have a long-term future without a UK shale gas industry.

Cameron plan to help business growth

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:46
David Cameron says a future Conservative government will help support 500 of the UK's fastest-growing companies to expand.

Syria Has Learned About Airstrikes On ISIS Via 'Iraq And Other Countries'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:45

Word that some communication is taking place helps explain how military jets from the U.S.-led coalition and Syria have avoided clashing as they attack targets on the ground.

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Tube drivers vote to go on strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:36
Drivers on London Underground vote to go on strike over the sacking of a colleague for failing an alcohol breath test.

Food fight: Row over fat advice

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:32
How much saturated fat should you eat?

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