National / International News

Kerry to discuss Israel pull-out bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:34
US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.

Ofcom names Sharon White as new boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:32
Ofcom, the UK's telecoms regulator, has named senior Treasury official Sharon White as its new chief executive.

Thousands Lay Flowers At The Site Hostage Siege In Sydney

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:24

A day after two people, plus a gunman were killed in a hostage siege, thousands of Australians left bouquets of flowers. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife visited and signed a condolence book.

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Care home scalding death accidental

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:12
A care assistant at a nursing home where a dementia patient was scalded in a bath, had not been given any formal training, an inquest hears.

Edmonton murder victim named

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:10
A man whose murder led to the arrest of five boys aged between 13 and 14 is formally identified as 53-year-old Christopher John Barry.

Quiz: Studying social networks

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:46

The most discussed academic paper on the web in 2014 involved manipulating social media users, according to Altmetric rankings of online research.

We talked about the study back in July.

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Tonev loses racism ban appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:35
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tovev's appeal against a seven-match ban for racial abuse is rejected by the Scottish FA.

Murphy names new front bench team

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:33
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has announced his new front bench team, with jobs for fellow leadership contenders Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack.

VIDEO: Pakistan's fight with the Taliban

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:32
The BBC's Mike Wooldridge looks at how Pakistan has battled with the Taliban and what future hope there is for resolving the conflict.

I've never fixed games, says Herrera

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:23
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing after being named in an investigation.

UK 'will join the euro' - Heseltine

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:23
Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine predicts the UK will join the euro one day.

Few Employers Cover Egg Freezing For Women With Cancer

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:22

Although egg freezing is the perk of the moment at some high-profile companies, the option isn't often available, even for women with serious illnesses that could affect their fertility.

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How can golf rediscover its mojo?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:17
From lowering the cost to using a timer and jet packs - your suggestions on how to get a lot more people playing golf.

VIDEO: One of last six rare rhinos dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:09
One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.

Stormont opposition plans outlined

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:09
Arrangements for a Stormont opposition could be put in place as early as March 2015, according to the government paper given to the parties last week.

Arrests over Spanish football death

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 04:05
Spanish police arrest 32 people as part of an investigation into the murder of a Deportivo La Coruna fan before a game in November.

VIDEO: Heseltine: We will join the euro

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 03:51
The UK "will join the euro" says Lord Heseltine, although it would not be "in the foreseeable future".

Garcia complaint inadmissible - Fifa

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 03:46
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.

Rodgers rejects talk of disharmony

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 03:42
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers dismisses talk of dressing room unrest at the struggling Premier League club.

Day in pictures: 16 December 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 03:41
Images from around the world: 16 December