National / International News

Egypt overturns 36 death sentences

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:27
Egypt's top appeals court overturns death sentences given to 36 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader Mohammad Badie.

VIDEO: Esa launches IXV 'spaceplane'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:23
The European Space Agency (Esa) successfully launches its unmanned mini "spaceplane" demonstrator, the IXV spaceplane.

Man held for North Carolina killings

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:17
A US man is arrested over the death of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, amid speculation over the motive for the killings.

Tax chief denies inaction on HSBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:11
HM Revenue & Customs rejects the idea that it failed to take firm action against UK citizens hiding money in HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland.

Where do your old clothes go?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 06:01
Where do your old clothes end up?

VIDEO: Harman defends Labour pink bus tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:59
Labour's Harriet Harman kicks off a Labour campaign to attract women voters with a trip in a pink bus

New-look helmet to improve safety

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:55
A British firm designs a cricket helmet aimed at preventing another tragic death like the one suffered by Phillip Hughes.

Little League Strips Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. Title

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:50

Little League International said the team violated residency rules. The U.S. championship has been awarded to Mountain Ridge Little League from Las Vegas.

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Omitted North 'not happy' - Gatland

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:49
George North is "not happy" Wales have left him out of the team to face Scotland in the Six Nations on medical grounds.

Obama seeks IS 'war' resolution

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:47
Seven months into a bombing campaign against Islamic State, President Barack Obama has sent Congress a draft authorisation to formally use military force.

Five properties evacuated after fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:39
Emergency services evacuate five properties as a commercial building catches fire in Newbridge.

Two injured in wedding shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:32
Two men are shot and injured at a wedding in Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh.

Kill switches cut 'smartphone crime'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:30
Anti-theft "kill switch" tools that prevent criminals from being able to use stolen smartphones appear to be cutting the number of phone thefts.

MEPs back EU anti-terror measures

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:23
The European Parliament calls for greater sharing of information among security forces to combat terrorism, in the wake of the Paris attacks.

VIDEO: LIVE: Nicola Sturgeon speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:18
Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon is giving a speech on austerity and public spending in London

Drink-driver had car wheel missing

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:13
A woman drove for almost three miles with just three wheels on her car while more than twice the drink-drive limit, a court hears.

An Arrest, But No Motive Announced In Killing Of 3 Muslims In N.C.

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:13

Police in Chapel Hill, N.C., have arrested a suspect and charged him with first-degree murder in the shooting of three young Muslims. There's no word on a possible motive.

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Costa Concordia captain sobs in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 05:05
Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia, breaks into sobs as he makes a last-ditch appeal to judges ahead of a verdict in his trial.

Popcorn's perfect recipe revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:50
Physicists in France work out several details of what makes popcorn pop, including the critical temperature required.

Husband attempted to murder nurse

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 04:46
A man is found guilty of attempting to murder his wife by strangling her as she worked in an intensive care unit.