National / International News

Civil service exit scheme to open

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:20
An application process opens on Monday for volunteers for redundancy from the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

Call to ban use of terrorist names

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 21:09
The Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott hopes to introduce legislation to prevent publically funded facilities from being named after convicted terrorists.

Arrests after HK shopping protest

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:42
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.

Body at Richard III site 'was woman'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:11
A coffin-within-a-coffin discovered next to Richard III's remains contained a woman, who could have been an early Church benefactor, experts reveal

US police shoot dead homeless man

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 20:03
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.

Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 19:57
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.

Brandis censured over Triggs row

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 19:50
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.

Child health 'an election issue'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 19:07
Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 18:58
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

Specialist teams search for Becky

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 18:43
The search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts is set to resume in Bristol with police helicopters and specialist dog teams.

Friends remember girl killed in 1993

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 18:29
Friends of a murdered schoolgirl whose killer was not convicted until 21 years after she died talk of how their lives changed.

What's love got to do with politics?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 17:59
Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics

Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 17:58
Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

Drug drivers targeted by new rules

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 17:47
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.

N Korea opens fire as drills start

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 17:02
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.

UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 16:58
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.

Has globalisation fundamentally slowed?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 16:55
Are we living through a structural change in the global economy as big as any since WWII without fully realising it?

Minnie Miñoso, Major League Baseball's First Black Latino Star, Dies

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 16:40

Miñoso, known as the Cuban Comet and Mr. White Sox, was a seven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover whose major league career spanned five decades.

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First tree seeds for Doomsday vault

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 16:39
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.

'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 16:37

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.

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