National / International News

Ice hampers Antarctic ship rescue

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:08
A scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica, is still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.

VIDEO: Haass: 'Trying to build the peace'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:01
Former US diplomat Richard Haass has returned to Belfast to resume talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues.

Power company to boost storm payouts

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:00
One of the UK's biggest power distributors is to increase compensation for customers, as thousands remain without electricity after recent storms.

Ecstasy warning after man's death

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:51
Police in Northern Ireland issue a warning over a type of yellow ecstasy known as "speckled Rolex" after one man died and four others were hospitalised.

AUDIO: Lord warns of risk to sovereignty

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:44
Allowing the European Court of Human Rights to set laws on social matters could pose a threat to parliamentary sovereignty, a former lord chief justice has said.

'Lyon takes on the big beasts and chews them up'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:30
England's dizzy decline on the third day at the MCG may be the nadir of an unhappy tour, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce

More Than 1 Million Americans Lose Unemployment Benefits

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 05:20

Beyond drastically curtailing a safety-net for jobless workers, allowing the benefits to expire sets up a major political fight for the coming new year.

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England's worst display - Vaughan

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 04:36
Former captain Michael Vaughan says the players must take the blame for England's latest batting collapse down under.

Kazakhs back in Italy after scandal

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 04:23
The wife and daughter of a Kazakh dissident are allowed to return to Rome after a deportation case that caused a political storm in Italy.

Europe court 'risks UK sovereignty'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:55
Suggestions the European Court of Human Rights can set law on social issues is a threat to the sovereignty of Parliament, says a former lord chief justice.

Thai activist killed as crisis grows

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:36
A Thai anti-government protester is shot dead in Bangkok amid further signs that the country's political crisis is deepening.

Sprinter Sacre undergoes heart tests

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:10
Sprinter Sacre undergoes heart tests after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in Friday's Desert Orchid Chase.

Eden Project backed by public funds

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 03:05
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money is used to fund the Eden Project attraction, council figures reveal.

New Cardiff boss to have large funds

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:45
Cardiff's new boss will be given extensive transfer funds in January by owner Vincent Tan following Malky Mackay's sacking.

England in a mess after more batting woe

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:41
England in a mess after more batting woe

Deep sea creatures 'new to science'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:36
Four animals previously unknown to science discovered in deep water off Scotland, says the Scottish government.

Bus station plagued by delays opens

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:29
A new bus station built as part of the £100m regeneration of Newport city centre opens after months of delays.

Man and woman killed in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:09
Two people die and a third is seriously injured in a crash in Gloucestershire.

Delhi swears in new chief minister

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:06
Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of a new anti-corruption party in India, is sworn in as Delhi's chief minister at the city's Ramlila Ground.

On The Trail Of A Mountain Lion, Hunters Hope To Help

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 02:02

Mountain lions are slowly making a comeback, but they live at constant risk of getting hit by cars or shot. In Santa Cruz, Calif., one project tracks how the lions live — and it's already helping to protect the big cats nationwide.

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