National / International News

Saudi women drivers in terror trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 05:56
Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say.

Peaceful Protests In Missouri After Latest Police Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 05:55

A few hundred gathered for a vigil and march for 18-year-old Antonio Martin, who was fatally shot by a police officer on Tuesday.

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Fatal car shootings suspects arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 05:49
Two men are arrested in connection with a double shooting in a car that left one victim dead and another seriously injured.

Dapper Laughs appears to be back

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 05:14
Despite claims he'd killed off the character, Daniel O'Reilly's controversial creation seems to be back.

VIDEO: WW1 truce: 'War came to standstill'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 04:58
In 1968, the BBC filmed veterans from opposing armies who took part what became known as the Christmas Truce.

Weather warnings for Boxing Day snow

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 04:49
Severe weather warnings of more than 10cm of snow are issued by the Met Office for 26 December for some parts of the UK.

Pope Francis: 'Many Tears This Christmas'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 04:46

In his annual Christmas Day blessing, the pontiff condemned killing in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan and the "brutal persecution" of religious and ethnic minorities.

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NYPD Sorts Out Threats, Plans Funerals For Liu And Ramos

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 04:10

Police in New York City are monitoring threats made against officers and are upping security at some stationhouses.

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VIDEO: Royal Family at Christmas service

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 04:00
The Queen and members of the Royal Family have attended the traditional service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.

Double-fatal crash suspect charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:43
A 20-year-old man is accused of causing death by dangerous driving after two people who were hit by a car in Manchester died.

Militants attack Somalia AU base

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:39
Al-Shabab militants launch an attack on the main African Union military base near Mogadishu airport in Somalia.

'The Interview' Gets Nationwide Theatrical Release

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:36

Nearly 300 independent theaters are showing the comedy, which Sony Pictures had originally pulled following threats. The studio is also showing the movie on streaming services.

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Workman killed in crash named

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:30
Fraser Gibbon of Cuminestown is named by police as the 20-year-old killed in a crash on the B9170 road on Wednesday.

Nigeria girl tells of suicide attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:19
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Kano.

Olympic cyclists announce engagement

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:10
Laura Trott announces her engagement to fellow British Olympic cycling star Jason Kenny on Twitter.

Ebola Survivor: "You Feel Like ... Maybe ... A Ghost"

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:03

Outside St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Liberia, Dr. Senga Omeonga muses over the weeks he spent at an Ebola ward — not as a doctor, but as a patient. He says the experience was life-changing.

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Your views: The Interview released by Sony

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 03:01
What do you think of controversial comedy The Interview?

In pictures: Christmas around the world

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 02:51
How Christmas is being celebrated around the world

Pope condemns religious persecution

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 02:36
Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.

VIDEO: Kabul: A precarious life after Nato

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 02:30
Nato forces will complete their pullout from Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict in days leaving the city to adjust to a precarious way of life.