National / International News

Tax helplines 'not good enough'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 15:00
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.

It was like Swan Lake, says Bruce

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:46
Pundits, managers and football fans have their say on Gary Cahill's dive against Hull.

Man, 70, found stabbed to death

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:39
A 70-year-old man has been stabbed to death in central London, the Met says, as officers arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Bolivia targets 'unfit' officers

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 14:21
Bolivia's security forces are registering their overweight members after President Evo Morales complained too many were unfit.

Christmas pictures of prince released

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:31
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release three official Christmas photographs of Prince George, Kensington Palace says.

Yemen kills 'militants wearing veils'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:21
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.

Japan votes in Abe's snap election

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 13:01
Millions of Japanese voters are heading to the polls in a snap election called by Shinzo Abe to boost support for his economic reforms.

Leinster 14-13 Harlequins

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:58
Leinster secure a narrow win over Harlequins and the sides are now level on points at the top of a competitive Pool Two.

Wenger 'thankful' to Arsenal fans

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:55
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "thankful" to fans after they sing his name in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United.

Mali: 4 Al-Qaida Linked Militants Swapped For French Hostage

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:38

Mali's justice minister says Serge Lazarevic, released earlier this week, was freed as part of the deal. But Paris has refused to confirm any such agreement.

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Black Fraternities And Sororities Split On Protest Policy

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 12:18

Members of African-American fraternities and sororities are among the thousands of people who have joined recent demonstrations. But some of those groups discourage displaying official gear.

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A Reason To Respect The Miss World Pageant

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 11:43

They parade in swimsuits. They swan in evening gowns. And they bring global health issues into the spotlight.

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Sudan leader hails 'victory' over ICC

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 11:31
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan claims victory over the International Criminal Court after it halts its Darfur war crimes investigations.

Starmer to contest safe Labour seat

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 10:45
Former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer is selected to fight a safe Labour seat in next year's general election.

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle United

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 10:44
Arsenal put their recent Premier League troubles behind them with an easy win over Newcastle at Emirates Stadium.

MistaJam reveals Hot for 2015 list

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 10:40
Stormzy, Little Simz and Raury are revealed on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Hot for 2015 list. They're the 15 artists tipped for big things in the next year

Bruce criticises 'awful' referee Foy

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 10:29
Hull boss Steve Bruce says referee Chris Foy did not "do his job" during his team's 2-0 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Senate Struggles To Pass Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-13 09:46

Senators meet in a rare Saturday session in hopes of resolving last-minute differences over the "cromnibus" measure before a midnight deadline.

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VIDEO: Hawaii volcano lava flow widening

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 09:25
Officials in Hawaii say there is no immediate threat as lava flow from Kilauea volcano continues to widen.

Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-13 08:44
Frank Lampard gives Manchester City a 1-0 win at Leicester but Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany both suffer injuries.