National / International News

Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Going To Baseball Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:45

The results are in and the honors go to former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as well as slugger Frank Thomas. He's the first Hall of Famer who mostly served as a designated hitter.

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Sainsbury's cuts its sales forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:43
Sainsbury's cuts its full-year sales forecast after warning that customers are likely to "spend cautiously" in the first few months of 2014.

Man airlifted after Ponty stabbing

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:37
A man is airlifted to hospital after a stabbing near Tesco Express in Pontypridd.

Pietersen & Flower in dispute - Vaughan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:35
Kevin Pietersen and Andy Flower are in dispute following the 5-0 Ashes defeat, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

What Happens When A Language's Last Monolingual Speaker Dies?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:34

Emily Johnson Dickerson, the last person who spoke only Chickasaw, died last week at age 93. There were thousands of fluent Chickasaw speakers as late as the 1960s. Dickerson was among about 65 remaining.

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VIDEO: Coogan: Judi raised my game

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:28
Steve Coogan tells BBC News how it feels to be nominated for a Bafta for the film Philomena

Man accused of beheading his mother

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:28
A man goes on trial accused of beheading and dismembering his mother then burying her on an Edinburgh hill.

AUDIO: Fad diets a 'big risk,' McKenna warns

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:26
The TV hypnotist Paul McKenna warns slimmers against using fad diets to lose weight.

'No decision yet' on Qatar World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:25
Fifa plays down claims from its own general secretary over moving the 2022 Qatar World Cup from the summer to winter.

Man guilty of defacing Queen picture

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:23
Fathers4Justice campaigner Tim Haries is found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with paint.

German charged over WW2 massacre

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:12
An 88-year-old German man is charged with involvement in one of the most infamous World War Two Nazi atrocities, at Oradour-sur-Glane in France.

Morsi absence halts Cairo trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:09
The trial of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is adjourned after officials said bad weather had stopped his helicopter from taking off.

Ex-Pentagon chief criticises Obama

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:08
In a new memoir, former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates lambasts President Obama's handling of the Afghan war.

In pictures: Fatal helicopter crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:55
Investigation after USAF helicopter crashes in Norfolk

Mark Duggan jury reaches conclusion

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:45
The jury at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot by police, reaches a conclusion.

NASA Reportedly Gets OK To Keep Space Station Going Until 2024

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:41

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the White House has given approval for the extension, which still must be funded by Congress. However, the decision could lead to a budget crunch down the road.

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Flooding threat as heavy rain hits

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:38
A weather warning is issued as more heavy rain hits much of Wales with the threat of further flooding.

Man arrested over Belfast bombing

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:28
A 27-year-old man is questioned by police investigating a bomb attack in Belfast city centre just over six weeks ago.

PM: Floods linked to climate change

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 06:23
The floods affecting large parts of the country are probably connected to climate change, David Cameron tells MPs.

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