National / International News

VIDEO: Madeleine police hunt sex attacker

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 06:10
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann say they are looking for an intruder who sexually abused five girls in Portugal between 2004 and 2006.

South Wales NHS shake-up plan agreed

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 06:05
Health bosses in south Wales agree plans to centralise vital services at five hospitals with the Royal Glamorgan Hospital losing out.

A Budget for business and older people

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:57
How this was a Budget for business and older people

Army to clear rail line landslip

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:56
The Army is called in to help reinstate the main rail line to the south west of England after it was destroyed by storms.

Lewis Carroll letter sold at auction

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:49
A letter from Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, in which he complains about the downside of fame, sells for £11,825 at auction.

VIDEO: Budget for 'makers, doers and savers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:48
George Osborne says he is not "promising quick fixes" but offers a Budget was for "makers, doers and savers".

Ferrari performance 'not acceptable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:44
Ferrari's poor display in the Australian GP was unacceptable, according to technical director James Allison.

Murray splits with coach Lendl

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:19
British number one Andy Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl agree to end their two-year partnership.

VIDEO: Claudia: Sister makes fresh appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:19
The sister of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence makes a fresh appeal for information, five years after her disappearance.

Day in pictures: 19 March 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:18
A collection of news photos: 19 March

Top Stories: Crisis In Crimea; Search Continues For Missing Jet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:11

Also: Israel fired on military targets in Syria after bombings in Golan; Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepares for her first news conference; Toyota reportedly reaches $1.2 billion settlement.

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Cave death rescue 'delay' questioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:07
The family of a former Royal Navy reservist who died in a sea cave questions why it took more than an hour before a rescue attempt was made.

New £1 coin to curb counterfeits

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:06
A new £1 coin, modelled on the old threepenny bit, is to be introduced in 2017 to combat counterfeiting.

Khaleda Zia faces Bangladesh trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 05:04
Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and other leading opposition members are to go on trial next month on corruption charges.

Time and injuries catching up with Woods

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:59
Persistent back problems mean that the prospects have never looked bleaker for Tiger Woods and his major ambitions

Unemployment falls to 6.7% in Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:50
The unemployment rate falls faster in Wales and now stands at 6.7% compared with 7.2% for the UK as a whole, figures show.

VIDEO: Crimea: PM says referendum illegitimate

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
The Crimean referendum on joining up with Russia is both "illegitimate and illegal" says David Cameron.

VIDEO: Key footage: Crimea navy base seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:49
Pro-Russian forces enter the Ukrainian navy's headquarters in Crimea, hoisting the Russian flag and prompting Ukrainian servicemen to leave.

Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.

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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 04:45

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.

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