National / International News

Brian May considers standing as MP

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:26
Queen guitarist Brian May could stand as an independent MP at the general election, his spokesman says.

French comic faces terror trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:21
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is to appear in court to face charges of condoning terrorism.

Stena Line scraps fast ferry service

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:18
Stena Line scraps its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.

VIDEO: Is flying getting more dangerous?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:14
After the latest in a spate of commercial plane crashes, BBC News takes a look at the numbers to find out whether flying is getting more dangerous.

Abuse council 'not fit for purpose'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:59
Rotherham Council is "not fit for purpose", an investigation into the local authority at the centre of the child abuse scandal finds.

Android adware 'infects millions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:52
Google has suspended dozens of seemingly popular apps from its Play store after being warned that they were causing devices to show malicious pop-up ads.

Staples Says It's Buying Office Depot For $6.3 Billion

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:51

Combined, the two office supply giants would have annual sales of some $39 billion. But their last attempt at a merger was blocked, back in 1996.

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VIDEO: Man jailed for driving wrong way on M25

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:43
A man who drove the wrong way for nine miles down one of Britain's busiest motorways has been sentenced to 14 months in a young offenders' institute.

VIDEO: Gunfire on blasted streets of Donetsk

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:36
Olga Ivshina reports from a residential area in Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine where houses have been caught in shelling.

VIDEO: Victims say abuse rife in Rotherham

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:31
An abuse victim and her father tell the BBC that they feel that they were failed by the authorities in Rotherham.

Deer DNA helps poacher prosecution

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:24
DNA from an illegally shot and killed red deer has been used for the first time in the UK to help prosecute a poacher.

Jordan Reacts With Rage And Sorrow After ISIS Burns Pilot Alive

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:20

Jordan executed two prisoners in revenge for the horrific killing of the 26-year-old pilot, including the Iraqi woman who was sought by the so-called Islamic State for a hostage exchange.

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Angolan apology over gay TV kiss

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:15
The producers of a popular television soap in Angola apologise after an episode which showed a gay couple kissing caused outrage among viewers.

Mixed reactions to Harper Lee book

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:15
News an unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to be released more than 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird causes a "trade frenzy" and concern over how it has come to be published.

Fire chief not guilty of 2006 rape

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:05
Derbyshire's chief fire officer is found not guilty of raping a woman in 2006.

After Months Of Debate, FCC Poised To Unveil Internet Rules

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:03

After months of debate, discussion and culling four million comments from the public on "net neutrality," the Federal Communications Commission is due to propose new Internet regulations this week.

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NZ judge 'to head child abuse probe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:01
A high court judge from New Zealand is expected to be named as the new head of the UK inquiry into historical child sex abuse later, it is understood.

PODCAST: Increasing military spending

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-04 03:00

First up, more on steady improvement for the job market. Plus, the Senate Armed Services Committee holds its nomination hearing Wednesday for the President’s nominee for defense secretary, Ashton Carter. One item for discussion maybe the President’s proposed 4.5 percent increase in military spending. What would that extra money be spent on and will both parties go for it? Also, this is a heavy earnings week for companies that invest in real estate. REIT's, they're called - Real Estate Investment trusts for long. One of the biggest - American Capital Mortgage Investment reports after the bell on Wednesday. Shares in these companies did explosively well in 2014, but this year's not looking quite so good.

VIDEO: McIlroy case "settled to satisfaction"

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 02:51
A statement read outside a court in Dublin says a dispute between Rory McIlroy and Horizon Sports Management has been "settled to satisfaction of both parties"

You v Ronaldo

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 02:50
How long for a top footballer to earn your weekly wage?