National / International News

VIDEO: Strong storms hit across northern UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:40
BBC correspondents across the north of the UK look at how the "weather bomb" is affecting those areas.

S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:36

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:31

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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British stars up for SAG awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:29
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their leading roles in Stephen Hawking drama The Theory of Everything.

Guardian editor-in-chief to step down

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:25
Alan Rusbridger announces he will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in charge.

Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:11

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Instagram now bigger than Twitter

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:59
The photo sharing app has announced a milestone in user numbers and launched verified accounts.

VIDEO: Murat questioned over McCann case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:58
British ex-pat Robert Murat is being questioned as a witness as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:55

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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Scots police to examine CIA report

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:52
Police Scotland are to consider a report on the CIA's treatment of al-Qaeda suspects as part of its probe into rendition flights.

VIDEO: Health Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:48
MPs take evidence for an inquiry into public expenditure on health and social care.

Baby's dog mauling death 'horrendous'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:36
A coroner calls the case of a baby being mauled to death by a pit bull terrier-type dog the "most horrendous" he has dealt with in 20 years.

Kenya women sue over sterilisation

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:28
A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya takes legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.

'Bullied' teenager took overdose

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:26
A schoolboy whose family claim he was bullied took a fatal overdose and told his mother "I've had enough of being pushed around," an inquest hears.

Who wins from Google tax?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:26
Will the UK be richer or poorer for its attempt to increase taxes paid by giant technology multinationals such as Google and Amazon?

Bomb explodes near Nigerian market

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:25
A bomb explodes near a busy textile market in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with no immediate details of casualties.

Rain delays fifth SL-England ODI

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 06:24
England's fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka is delayed by rain and will resume on Thursday.

After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 05:58

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

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Who is still on Hong Kong's streets?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 05:49
The BBC's John Sudworth meets some of the remaining pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong ahead of a major operation to clear one of their main camps.

Royal couple attend New York gala

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 05:41
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a fundraising dinner for their former university as their three-day trip to the US comes to an end.