National / International News

Dozens of bodies uncovered in Mexico

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:59
Mexican police have found at least 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.

Canada to allow assisted suicide

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:58
Canada court allows doctor-assisted suicide for severe and incurable medical conditions, overturning 1993 ban

Italian on 'couchsurf' rape charge

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:53
An Italian policeman is accused of using the website to lure an Australian woman to his home and then drugging and raping her.

Rotherham probe PC dies after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:50
A South Yorkshire Police officer understood to be under investigation by the police watchdog in relation to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died following a car crash.

Match-fixers 'groom cricketers'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:37
Match-fixers approaching cricketers to influence matches use tactics like paedophiles, the ICC's anti-corruption chief says.

Ubuntu phone has alternative to apps

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:30
The first Ubuntu-powered smartphones go on sale shortly, featuring a user interface with a card-based system rather than grids of apps.

Armitstead secures Tour of Qatar win

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:28
Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claims the overall victory of the Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.

VIDEO: Car crash causes fire hydrant geyser

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:22
A car has crashed into a fire hydrant geyser in the Los Angeles district of Van Nuys, California.

US adds 257,000 jobs in January

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:13
The United States added 257,000 jobs last month and the number created in November and December was revised sharply higher.

Boko Haram in first Niger attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:11
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacks a town in Niger for the first time, a day after launching a raid into Cameroon.

Burke fit for GB squad in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:02
Steven Burke recovers from a broken collarbone to take his place in the GB team for the Track World Championships.

Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:54

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."

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Is Jordan's Abdullah really a warrior-king?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:47
Fact and fiction behind tough-guy image of Jordan's King Abdullah

Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:38

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Google to 'start again' with Glass

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:31
Google is starting from scratch with its controversial Glass smart-spectacles project, reports the New York Times.

Flats bought up to end slum housing

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:30
Hundreds of privately-owned flats in one of Glasgow's most ethnically diverse areas are to be bought out in a bid to end slum housing conditions.

VIDEO: Taipei rescuers form human chain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:27
Rescue workers in Taiwan say they no longer expect to find any survivors, following an air crash in Taipei.

Footballer fined for uninsured driving

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:20
Ex-Premier League striker Ade Akinbiyi is fined for driving an uninsured car filled with too many people.

Lawyers bite over 'Left Shark' model

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:18
A website has been ordered to remove a design for a 3D-printed model of the "Left Shark" dancer from the Super Bowl half-time show.

UK 'not irrelevant' in Ukraine talks

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:16
No 10 rejects claims by an ex-senior army officer that the UK is a "bit player" in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict.