National / International News

Syria 'informed on anti-IS strikes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 21:02
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC his government receives messages via third parties from the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

Charles set to meet new Saudi king

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:50
The Prince of Wales is to formally meet Saudi Arabia's new King, amid calls from human rights groups to raise humanitarian concerns in the country.

One year on from the Somerset floods

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:43
Impact of flooding on Somerset families

Dalian Wanda buys Swiss sports firm

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:19
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda will buy Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media with a group of investors for $1.19bn (£780m).

'Wake-up call' to MPs on investment

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:07
Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.

Call for fewer MPs on standards body

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:06
A committee which polices the conduct of MPs should have more non-politicians on it to boost its independence, a report says.

Flood funding plans unclear - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:06
MPs question the government's ability to attract £600m in private sector investment for flood defence schemes in England.

Warning over new drug-driving law

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:00
People who have been prescribed powerful anxiety or pain relief drugs are being warned about a new drug-driving law.

Prison 'link' to sexual aggression

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 19:39
Imprisoning young offenders may make it more likely that they will go on to commit sex offences, a study by the Howard League finds.

Iraqi Christians 'need military help'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 19:12
Christians in Iraq "do not have much time left" without direct military action on the ground, the Archbishop of Irbil tells UK peers and MPs.

Ukraine rebels claim gains on town

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:52
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine say they have encircled the key town of Debaltseve - but Ukraine says its troops are still fighting along a supply road.

Fatal tipper truck crash investigated

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:49
An investigation continues after a tipper truck crash on a steep hill in Bath left a child and three adults dead.

HK woman convicted of maid abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:41
A Hong Kong woman is found guilty of severely abusing an Indonesian maid in a high-profile case that drew global attention.

Give Britain a pay rise, says Cameron

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:37
David Cameron is to urge business leaders to give workers a pay rise, while the head of the British Chambers of Commerce will use its conference to call for an EU referendum in 2016.

China markets ignore inflation data

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 18:23
Chinese markets rose on Tuesday, as investors ignored data that showed consumer inflation hitting a five-year low in January.

Did fox hunting disappear?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 17:15
Is fox hunting still going on despite 10 years of ban?

Russia's Putin set for Egypt talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 17:08
Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a visit to Egypt, as both sides aim to boost bilateral ties and discuss major regional security issues.

Strauss-Kahn to testify at his trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 16:58
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn prepares to give evidence in a French court where he faces charges of procuring women for sex parties.

WATCH: A Robot That Just Won't Quit Even When It's Kicked

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 16:51

Boston Dynamics is known for making some scary looking robots. But its new creation, Spot, a four-legged creature that can take a kick, might be the scariest of all.

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City's prison 'not safe enough'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 16:42
A highly critical government report says Nottingham Prison is not safe enough and conditions are poor.