National / International News

Eric Morecambe statue returns home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:28
Eric Morecambe's statue is back in its rightful place after a man tried to saw off one of its legs.

Button hopes for long McLaren stay

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:17
Jenson Button says he hopes to stay at McLaren as Fernando Alonso's team-mate for more than just 2015.

Burglar jailed for killing pensioner

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:15
A man is jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: MP on 'idiotic' prison book ban ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:01
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.

A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:51

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.

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Xinjiang city to ban Islamic veil

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.

School evacuated in security alert

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
A primary school in County Tyrone has been evacuated in a security alert.

Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:36
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

New safer lorries delayed until 2022

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:30
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.

Alonso has 'unfinished business'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:24
Fernando Alonso says he has returned to McLaren because he feels he has unfinished business in trying to win the world title.

Day in pictures: 11 December 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:09
News images from around the world: 11 December

Uber suspends operations in Delhi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:03
Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.

Quiz: TMI? No such thing

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:58

A majority of Americans say the internet and cell phones improved their learning abilities, according to the Pew Research Internet Project.

Profile: Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:47
President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is known in Zimbabwe as "ngwena" or crocodile because of his political cunning, writes the BBC's Brian Hungwe.

Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:45
As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.

Net is 'less free and more unequal'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:43
Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for net access to be treated as a basic right, following a report suggesting great inequalities online.

Turkey slaughter radio vote slammed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:41
A radio station's poll over whether or not two turkeys should be killed is criticised by Queen guitarist Brian May and other animal lovers.

Dick Cheney On Senate Torture Investigation: 'The Report Is Full Of Crap'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:40

The former vice president defended the brutal interrogation of terrorism suspects and said he would "do it again in a minute."

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Golden Globes nominations announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:36
The nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe awards are being announced in Hollywood.

Suicide bomber hits Kabul school

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 04:33
Suspected suicide bomb during show at secondary school in Afghan capital kills one, injures scores - officials