National / International News

Deadly New York snowstorm kills five

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 06:24
A snowstorm has dumped five feet of snow on upstate New York, killing five people, with temperatures plummeting to below freezing in all 50 US states.

UK 'denies pick-up artist Blanc visa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 06:10
Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office, the BBC understands.

Amid Scandal, Mexican First Lady Decides To Sell Mansion

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:55

The modern structure dubbed "The White House" was owned by a construction company awarded millions in government contracts. Angélica Rivera said she had "nothing to hide."

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VIDEO: Lords External Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:50
Peers take evidence on the EU and Russia from a former Russian prime minister.

Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:41
Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.

Squeeze ends for the long-term employed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:20
Living standards are still being squeezed, but not for those in steady long-term work.

Shelling hits Donetsk water supplies

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:10
Residents in much of rebel-held Donetsk have been left without water after power supplies to a filtering plant were hit by shelling, the mayor says.

Jobs saved at Rome's opera house

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:09
Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.

Men in 'exploitation' order named

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:06
Two men ordered to keep away from young girls after a council became the first to use civil injunctions to block child sexual exploitation can be named, a High Court judge says.

VIDEO: Eagle with camera flies over London

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 05:01
An eagle with a camera attached flies across London offering a different perspective on some of the capital's best-known landmarks.

6 Pitfalls To Avoid When Picking Insurance On The Job

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:59

Even if your health insurance is provided by an employer, your plan may be changing quite a bit in 2015. Here's a guide to the questions you should keep in mind when looking over your options.

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VIDEO: Couple 'fined' over bad hotel review

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:53
A couple have been "fined" £100 for posting a review on Trip Advisor, describing the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool as a "rotten stinking hovel".

BBC host apologises for rape remarks

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:50
A BBC local radio presenter has apologised for suggesting women were "partially responsible" for rape live on air.

The dress that shocked Arabs

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:48
Skimpy celebrity outfit shocks Arab world

Inside the dressing room

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:33
Characters, assassins, initiation, friction and fights: Michael Vaughan explores the dynamics of the dressing room.

Prince Harry in 'swordfight' in Oman

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:24
Prince Harry takes part in a friendly duel with a local warrior and is taught swordsmanship skills on his trip to Oman

Viewpoint: What’s troubling disabled people about the Tania Clarence case?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:22
What’s troubling disabled people about the Tania Clarence case?

Rio 2016 progress on track - Briscoe

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:21
ParalympicsGB's chef de mission for Rio 2016 Penny Briscoe tells BBC Sport she is pleased with progress made towards the Games.

Army man named Burkina Faso PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:16
The authorities in Burkina Faso appoint an army officer, Lt Col Isaac Zida, as transitional prime minister.

Honduras beauty queen found dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 04:14
Honduras beauty queen Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia Trinidad, 23, who disappeared last week, have been found dead, officials say.

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