National / International News

Garth Crooks's team of the week

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 14:13
Who could play until he is 70 - and which player needs to be offered a long-term contract by his club?

Two arrested over burglary attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 14:13
A man and a woman are arrested by police investigating a burglary in which an elderly couple were attacked, leaving them with serious injuries.

New York mourns police officer

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 14:08
Hundreds of people have gathered in New York for the wake of one of two police officers shot by a man who then killed himself.

VIDEO: Georgian politicians brawl in parliament

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 13:04
A fight erupts in the Georgian parliament between ruling and opposition lawmakers.

Trio propose £6.5m Rangers funding

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 13:00
Three businessmen offer £6.5m investment to Rangers as an alternative to further funding from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

Belgium's 'Mr Europe' dies at 92

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:56
Former Belgian Prime Minister Leo Tindemans, whose record support at the first European elections earned him the nickname "Mr Europe", dies aged 92.

Body Of Catholic Priest Found In Southern Mexico

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:31

Rev. Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta's body was recovered after his abduction earlier this week in the southern state of Guerrero, where 43 students disappeared in September.

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Military Policy Impedes Research On Traumatic Brain Injuries

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

The U.S. military set up a bank to collect brain tissue samples to better understand battlefield brain injury. But a law that prevents tissue donations from U.S. troops has severely hampered efforts.

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Donations Stream In For Slain New York City Police Officers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

A foundation that supports first responders killed in the line of duty says it will take over the mortgages of the two New York City police officers killed last week as donations begin to come in.

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In The Nation's Capital, A Signature Soup Stays On The Menu

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

For 110 years, Senate bean soup has been offered every day but one in the U.S. Senate cafeteria. But few staffers have actually tasted the traditional soup of the "world's greatest deliberative body."

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For Iran And The West, A Rocky Year For Nuclear Diplomacy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Next year could be a make-or-break moment for efforts to ensure Iran can't acquire a nuclear weapon. But experts said the same about 2014. Instead, two deadlines came and went with no progress.

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Vladimir Putin's popularity soared after the Winter Olympics and the annexation of Crimea. But his year is ending on a bitter note, with Russia in a deep recession and isolated internationally.

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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Using an E-Reader before trying to nod off may disrupt sleep more than reading a paper book, a study suggests. Scientists suspect the screen's blue light is messing with a sleep-inducing hormone.

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Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims On North Korean Role In Sony Hack

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Some cybersecurity researchers continue to voice skepticism about the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony Pictures. That's not unusual in a crime that often uses misdirection.

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Businesses Buzz With Anticipation In Wake Of U.S.-Cuba Thaw

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

The U.S. economic embargo on Cuba is still solidly in place. But the president's executive action opening relations with the island has set off a frenzy of speculation about a new era of U.S.-Cuba commerce.

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Already Bleak Conditions Under ISIS Deteriorating Rapidly

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Liz Sly of The Washington Post speaks with Audie Cornish about how the so-called Islamic State's attempt to govern and administer services like a state is breaking down, with food and power shortages.

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Doubts Grow Over U.S. Claims On North Korean Role In Sony Hack

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:26

Some cybersecurity researchers have begun to voice skepticism about the U.S. government's claim that North Korea was behind the recent attack on Sony Pictures.

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Pakistan orders arrest of cleric

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 12:25
A judge in Pakistan issues an arrest warrant for a radical imam who refused to condemn the Peshawar school massacre.

King's Cross trains cancelled for day

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 11:49
All trains to and from London King's Cross have been cancelled on Saturday because of overrunning engineering work, Network Rail says.

Christmas baby born on US train

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-26 11:39
A baby has been born on a Philadelphia subway train after his mother suddenly went into labour on Christmas Day.

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