National / International News

Fallon: No UK return to Iraq combat

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:46
The defence secretary insists UK combat troops are not returning to Iraq although more military personnel may be sent.

Oven death safety charges dropped

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:39
Two men who faced health and safety charges over the death of a factory worker in an industrial oven have their case dropped.

Government legislates for £30bn of cuts or tax rises

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:37
Do new targets for reducing the deficit and debt as a share of national income in the next Parliament put Labour on the spot, or has the government done the main opposition party a favour?

VIDEO: Girl, 3, pinned by table in car crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:27
A toddler narrowly escapes injuries after a stolen car crashes into her Salford home.

Trident key to SNP election deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:23
Scotland's first minister says if there is a hung parliament at the next general election, the SNP will not back any party that supports Trident renewal.

Indonesia mudslip toll rises over 50

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:18
The death toll from a devastating landslide in Indonesia rises to at least 51, with dozens still missing.

Europe in 2014: Ghosts return

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:13
History came back to haunt Europe in 2014, not least with Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt writes.

VIDEO: 'I've ended up as a paraplegic'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:05
A theatre manager has described the moment she opened an unmarked balcony door and fell almost 10ft (3m) on to the stage floor, leaving her paralysed.

Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:01

Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.

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Erdogan pours scorn on EU criticism

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:00
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU criticism of recent mass arrests of journalists, urging the EU to "mind its own business".

Theatre fined over paralysed worker

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:00
A London theatre where a stage manager was paralysed in a fall through an unmarked balcony door is fined £20,000.

Girl escapes dining room car crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:56
A toddler is left pinned between a table and a wall when a stolen car crashes into her Salford home.

Jolie: US must lead against torture

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:53
Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.

Police storm Sydney siege cafe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:51
Armed police storm a cafe in Sydney, Australia, ending a siege by a gunman identified as an Iranian refugee who took dozens of hostages.

From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:50

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Teenager Hull comes of age in 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:37
Charley Hull has enjoyed a stellar 2014 and handles the spotlight like the teenage Rory McIlroy, writes Iain Carter.

VIDEO: Hostages flee Australia siege cafe

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:33
More hostages are seen fleeing a cafe in Sydney, Australia which a gunman had earlier taken control of.

Soul fans in a spin over rare record

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:31
Northern Soul collectors dig deep into their pockets as the 'rarest record in the world', Darrell Banks' classic Open The Door To Your Heart, is auctioned online.

Rare northern white rhino dies in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:28
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.

Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 06:23

Even in an age of galloping ambition, the Texan rides ahead of the pack. Obama liked to quote Martin Luther King's line about "the fierce urgency of now," Cruz seeks to embody it at every turn.

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