National / International News

U2 video shoot causes complaints

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:28
Some residents of Olympia Drive in the Village area of south Belfast have complained about disruption caused by a production company making a U2 video.

Aer Lingus shares jump on bid report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:27
Shares in the airline Aer Lingus jump after a report in the Financial Times says that British Airways-owner IAG is considering a takeover offer.

2014 Saw Fewest Executions In 20 Years, Report Finds

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:25

The Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes capital punishment, says executions dropped in part because some states had issues with their lethal injections.

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Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:24
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.

Putin: Sanctions, Falling Oil Prices Causing Ruble's Tumble

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:17

In a year-end news conference, the Russian President said the worst-case scenario for his country's economy would involve two more years of unease.

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Is this Pakistan's watershed Taliban moment?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:09
Has the real war on terror finally started in Pakistan?

VIDEO: Armies united for WW1 truce re-match

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:08
The British and German army football teams have played a match to commemorate 100 years since the World War One Christmas truce.

Dozens of Egyptian Islamists jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 06:05
Dozens of Egyptian Islamists accused of torching churches and police stations after the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi are jailed for up to 15 years.

Worries About Unusual Botulinum Toxin Prove Unfounded

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:47

A previously unknown form of botulinum toxin was thought to be resistant to standard treatment raised public health concerns. Subsequent research has allayed those fears.

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Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:44
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.

Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:40

Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.

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Day in pictures: 18 December 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:31
Images from around the world: 18 December

VIDEO: 'He threw me down three flights of stairs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:22
The law on domestic violence in England and Wales is being changed to include "coercive and controlling behaviour".

Fall in oil prices 'temporary'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:21
Recent falls in the price of oil are likely to be temporary, says the oil minister for Saudi Arabia, Opec's biggest producing nation.

Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:20
As Sony counts the cost of a devastating breach, the question is now who is responsible?

Britain's Manliest Man crowned

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:10
A Lincolnshire RAF pilot has been crowned Britain's Manliest Man ahead of 40 other finalists.

What are negative interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 05:02
Switzerland's National Bank is to impose a negative interest rate of minus 0.25% on large deposits - but what are negative rates, and why do banks bring them in?

£5m mortgage fraudsters jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:30
Four people who applied for bogus mortgages worth £5m are given jail sentences.

Man guilty of cling film 'sex death'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:14
A man is found guilty of causing the death of a man during a sex game involving cling film at a flat in Dover.

Two more join axe murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 04:12
Two more people will join an inquiry into the murder of a Welsh private investigator killed almost 30 years ago, the Home Secretary announces.

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