National / International News

No expansion for badger culling

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:32
The government has said it will not expand badger culling to other areas this year to reduce TB in cattle.

Indonesian maid spared Saudi death

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:32
A campaign in Indonesia, with help from the government, has raised enough money to prevent an Indonesian maid being executed in Saudi Arabia.

Woman dies in two vehicle crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:31
The person who died in a two-vehicle crash in Kilrea, County Londonderry, was 23-year-old Leanne Dripps.

First look at reversible USB cable

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:26
A new design for USB - the standardised connection for data transfers between electronic devices - has been shown off for the first time.

VIDEO: Miller sorry after expenses inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:09
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has apologised to MPs after a parliamentary watchdog found she broke the ministerial code for failing to co-operate fully with an inquiry into her expenses.

VIDEO: Nurseries 'not preparing children'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:05
Too many nurseries are failing to ensure children are ready to learn when they get to primary school, Ofsted's chief inspector has said.

Day in pictures: 3 April 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 3 April

The people who think Noah had albinism

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:01
The people who think that Noah had albinism

Forest confirm Pearce as manager

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 05:00
Stuart Pearce is confirmed as the new Nottingham Forest manager and will take over from caretaker boss Gary Brazil on 1 July.

Belgian appeal for Africa gay rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:52
Belgium's gay Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo calls on African leaders to respect the rights of minorities, including homosexuals, saying their "persecution" cannot be tolerated.

No-brand cigarette packs get approval

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:49
Public Health Minister Jane Ellison pushes ahead with plans to ban branding on cigarette packs.

Rooney not world class - Barton

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:49
QPR midfielder Joey Barton says Manchester United's Wayne Rooney has failed to fulfil his potential to be a "world-class" player.

VIDEO: Conspiracy theories 'make good TV'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:46
Conspiracy theories always makes good telly says Andrew Neil remembering his infamous TV encounter with Alex Jones.

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:44

The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.

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Nearly Half Of Californians Who Used Exchange May Drop Coverage

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:41

Over the next year, many of the more than 1.2 million people who used the Covered California exchange to buy health insurance are expected to switch to job-based plans or Medicaid.

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Labels go after 'Russia's Facebook'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:39
Social network VKontakte (VK) - dubbed the "Facebook of Russia" - is facing legal action from the recording industry.

Red Road flats: Icon or eyesore?

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:39
Glasgow's Red Road flats profiled as demolition looms

Clifford 'caring', says ex-mistress

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:32
Publicist Max Clifford is "very kind, very caring", a former employee who had an affair with him tells Southwark Crown Court.

Amazon's 'dirty cloud' criticised

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:26
While Apple, Facebook and Google are praised for using green energy, Amazon still has a long way to go according to Greenpeace.

VIDEO: Osborne 'vigilant' on debt

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 04:24
The Chancellor George Osborne has been defending his budget at the Treasury Select Committee, saying the government are concerned about household debt.
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