National / International News

Scotland skipper proud of his side

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:57
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says his side showed "skill and quality" in their three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.

Omagh bomb accused to stand trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:57
The man accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb will be prosecuted, a court hears.

Italian migrant centre 'overwhelmed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:54
Conditions at a migrant reception centre on the island of Lampedusa are "getting desperate", an Italian official tells the BBC.

Barbie gets internet connection

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:50
Mattel, the toy firm behind iconic doll Barbie, is to make a smart version of the doll that will chat to children.

Afghan police killed in Taliban raid

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:44
An attack by four Taliban suicide bombers at the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Pul-i-Alam has killed 20 people and injured eight others.

Marshall leaves Villa coaching role

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:42
Aston Villa first-team coach Scott Marshall leaves the club, days after Tim Sherwood was confirmed as the new manager.

Profit doubles at Aldermore bank

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:40
Profits double at newcomer bank Aldermore as it picks up customers from bigger rivals.

The most dangerous job in sport?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:37
Why Englishman Andy Moles ignored his brother's advice and chose to coach war-torn Afghanistan in the World Cup.

Digital skills crucial, says report

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:32
Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, says a report by a House of Lords committee.

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:26

The day before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in south Texas.

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Sony takes orders for smart glasses

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:15
A developer edition of Sony's augmented reality glasses will go on sale in ten countries in March, the tech giant has announced.

Pity For Penguins: They Can't Taste Their Dinner

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:03

Savory fish are a staple for penguins, but the poor birds lack the ability to taste the umami flavor of their meals. One hypothesis? The genes at play got frozen out of commission.

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Blues owners call in receivers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:01
The company that owns Birmingham City Football Club, BIHL, announces it has gone into receivership.

PODCAST: An impasse in Greece

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-17 03:00

A fog of uncertainty creeps across financial markets as negotiations over Greece's debt hit an impasse. More on that. Plus, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to visit Baltimore this afternoon to talk about the troubling backlog of rape kits around the country that have never been analyzed. Hundreds of thousands of these kits containing potential DNA evidence from sexual assaults. The White House has proposed new funding to help clear that backlog. And there's talk (not confirmed) that Etsy might try to sell stock to the public sometime this winter. We look at new competitors that are jumping in.

Scots lose forwards Gray and Reid

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:55
Richie Gray and Gordon Reid miss the rest of the Six Nations through injury as Scotland call on Tim Swinson.

Captain, 16, praised for saving crew

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:53
A 16-year-old ship's captain is praised for saving his crew as his fishing boat sank in high seas.

Danish officials warned about gunman

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:47
Denmark's intelligence agency says it was warned that the gunman suspected of carrying out the Copenhagen attacks was at risk of radicalisation.

Syrian army 'blocks key Aleppo road'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:36
Syrian government forces have captured several villages north of Aleppo as they seek to cut a key supply route for rebels inside the city, activists say.

Farc 'will discharge child fighters'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:27
A senior Farc leader tells Colombian radio the Marxist guerrilla group will demobilise fighters who are younger than 15 years of age.

Blues flanker Watts-Jones retires

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 02:27
Cardiff Blues back row Rory Watts-Jones says he is devastated after having to retire following a concussion-related injury.