National / International News

UK Afghan detention ruled unlawful

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:09
The detention policy adopted by UK forces in Afghanistan is unlawful, the High Court rules.

New trial sought over Chhokar murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:03
The Crown is seeking to retry three men who were cleared of murdering an Asian man in Lanarkshire almost 16 years ago.

Biggest scanning project begins

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 05:00
Around 100,000 Britons are to be invited to undergo detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other vital organs as part of the world's biggest scanning project.

Does the UK have a heroin problem?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:51
Does Peaches' death show the UK still has a problem?

VIDEO: SA election: Will economy be key?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:43
The BBC's Adrienne Murray reports from South Africa on the economic issues that may determine which party people vote for in the upcoming election.

Nigeria appeal for girls' photos

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:43
Police in Nigeria appeal to parents of more than 200 abducted schoolgirls to come forward with their photographs to confirm the number of missing.

VIDEO: Why Machiavelli has 'jumped cultures'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:40
The name of Niccolo Machiavelli made it to everyday speech and his work is lauded by a former adviser to Tony Blair.

Newcastle fans plan walkout

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37
Newcastle fans are planning to leave the stadium during Saturday's match with Cardiff in protest over the club's running.

Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:37

U.S. employers added far more jobs than expected — 288,000 — in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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Anger at France gay adoption block

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:27
Gay rights groups in France voice anger after a judge prevented a lesbian couple from adopting an infant.

D-day for Football League clubs

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:25
Saturday marks the final day of the Football League season, with promotion and relegation issues to be decided.

Scots include Davey for England ODI

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:20
All-rounder Josh Davey earns a Scotland recall for the one-day international with England in Aberdeen next week.

VIDEO: Weather apps use power of the crowd

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:19
The weather apps which are making use of crowdsourcing - plus other sites and apps reviewed.

BBC taking Clarkson clip 'seriously'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 04:03
The BBC says it has left Jeremy Clarkson "in no doubt about how seriously" it is treating allegations that he used racist language while filming Top Gear.

Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:58

At least 19 people died in the blast Thursday in Abuja, according to officials. Separately, the government says more girls were taken in a mass kidnapping earlier this month than previously believed.

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Pupil cleared of primary school rape

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:49
A boy is cleared of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school.

Ulster Bank decision due by summer

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:48
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) says the bank hopes to a make a decision on the future of Ulster Bank by the end of summer.

Punch a teddy? Coping with 'squeaky bum' time

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:42
Fear, pressure, control - how do players, coaches and fans deal with the nerve-shredding tension of the Premier League title race?

Adams spends second night in custody

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:37
Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams remains in custody in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, as her daughter says she is "ready to name names".

'Wassup, Sheep?' He Asked

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-02 03:37

How come so many species of domesticated animals — dogs, pigs, cows, ducks, geese, rats, horses — have smaller brains than their wild ancestors? Oh, and humans too!

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