National / International News

South Korea cuts growth forecasts

BBC - 59 min 47 sec ago
Asia's fourth largest economy, South Korea, cuts its growth forecast for this year and next as consumer and business sentiment weakens.

Pakistan arrests over school attack

BBC - 1 hour 25 min ago
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Cairns murders: Court plea rejected

BBC - 1 hour 36 min ago
A woman charged with the murders of eight children in the Australian city of Cairns has failed to have her case transferred to a mental health court.

Picture power: Abandoned on the border

BBC - 1 hour 41 min ago
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.

New York killer boasted to onlookers

BBC - 1 hour 46 min ago
The gunman who shot dead two New York policemen told people "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the killings, police say.

Germany wants more women in boardroom

BBC - 1 hour 48 min ago
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.

City workers expect bigger bonuses

BBC - 1 hour 55 min ago
Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.

Argentine town bans beauty contests

BBC - 2 hours 21 min ago
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.

Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes

BBC - 2 hours 34 min ago
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America

Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral

BBC - 2 hours 47 min ago
Who, and what, went viral in 2014?

Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

BBC - 2 hours 51 min ago
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

The mystery of Chopin's death

BBC - 2 hours 58 min ago
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

BBC - 3 hours 4 min ago
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Finishes Second In Brazilian Tournament

NPR News - 3 hours 24 min ago

Brazil and the U.S. played to a 0-0 draw in the final of the International Tournament of Brasilia, giving Brazil the first-place finish overall. None of the games were televised in the U.S.

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Labour attacks street light cuts

BBC - 3 hours 26 min ago
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

The hard side of China's soft power

BBC - 3 hours 51 min ago
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?

BBC - 3 hours 58 min ago
Meet the temporary Christmas posties

Builders issue skills funding call

BBC - 4 hours 5 min ago
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

BBC - 4 hours 5 min ago
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

Gadget insurance complaints rise

BBC - 4 hours 6 min ago
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.