National / International News

Man arrested over McConville murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 01:16
Police arrest a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

VIDEO: Smart glasses light up for messages

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:58
From colour changing glasses to space age cooling waistcoats - the latest technology in Japan

Wales' £2bn EU deal formally agreed

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:49
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 is formally agreed.

Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:46

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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With Limited Gains, U.S. Bombing Campaign Faces Growing Criticism

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:46

U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State began nearly three months ago, yet there have been relatively few changes on the battlefield. Many analysts say the U.S. effort may not be sufficient.

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EU's New Competition Chief Could Shake Up Google Antitrust Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:46

Nearly 20 companies have filed antitrust complaints against Google in Europe since 2009. Under the new commissioner, the company could face more formal charges and billions of dollars in fines.

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Child sex exploitation 'social norm'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:34
Child sexual exploitation is a "social norm" in some areas of Greater Manchester, a report following the Rochdale grooming case says.

Housing market 'losing momentum'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:24
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.

VIDEO: 'Drug abuse should be a health issue'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:12
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.

Japan princess back in public eye

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:11
Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.

VIDEO: 'My son died after taking legal high'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:00
Mother Karen Audino says she wants tighter restriction on so-called legal highs after her son Jimmy Guichard died.

Giants beat Royals in World Series

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:50
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.

Mystery over Western Isles 'blast'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:39
Islanders in the Outer Hebrides are waiting to hear if the MoD was responsible for a huge bang heard as far apart as Benbecula and Barra.

New Nato boss on challenges ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:30
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.

Wrexham prison 'will affect NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:27
A prison with more than 2,000 inmates will have a "knock-on" effect on local health and NHS services, which will need more funding, says a watchdog.

VIDEO: China's growing movie business

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:43
As Hollywood targets China's growing box office, the country's filmmakers are looking to develop its own industry amid strict censorship.

NI police charity trustees suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:37
The chief executive and four trustees of the Disabled Police Officers Association of Northern Ireland have been suspended.

US envoy to meet with First Minister

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:25
The American envoy to inter-party talks, Gary Hart, is to have another round of talks in Belfast later.

Drugs strategy and tax pledges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:06
The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.

Nigerian president seeks re-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:02
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
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