National / International News

McGrath, Walton on corruption charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:37
Jockey Richie McGrath and ex-trainer Kate Walton are among seven people charged with breaching betting rules by the BHA.

Ukraine to vet one million officials

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:32
Ukraine will screen one million civil servants to root out corrupt practices, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk says.

eBay attack puts its buyers at risk

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:32
A sophisticated attack on eBay compromises at least two listings so that users who click on them are redirected to a fake page that attempts to steal their credentials.

Bangladesh Court Commutes Islamist Leader's Death Sentence

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:22

Delwar Hossain Sayedee will instead spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted last year for his role in the violence surrounding the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

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Sony predicts increased losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:21
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony says its annual loss may be more than four times bigger than initially forecast, due to its struggling mobile business.

VIDEO: Alice Gross search: Hunt for man

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:17
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross want to speak to a Latvian man seen on the same canal towpath used by the schoolgirl.

VIDEO: War ammo found in residential garage

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:05
Munitions and other artefacts from World War One and World War Two have been found during a raid on a residential garage in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Wildfire Threatens More Than 1,500 Homes In Northern California

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 06:00

The largest, spreading through the Sierra Nevada forest east of Sacramento, has engulfed more than 18,000 and is only 5 percent contained.

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VIDEO: Winds of change for north-east England?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:57
Questions are being raised about the likely impact of the Scottish referendum result on businesses in north-east England, whatever the outcome. Newsnight's Duncan Weldon reports.

Driest start to September since 1960

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:18
The first half of September has been exceptionally dry across much of the UK, according to provisional statistics from the Met Office.

These People Can Make Student Loans Disappear

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:14

A group called Rolling Jubilee has "abolished" more than $3 million in private student loans from the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. And it's just getting started.

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Bathgate attack 'attempted murder'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:12
A 65-year-old man is seriously ill in hospital after being repeatedly stabbed inside his home in Bathgate, West Lothian.

Day in pictures: 17 September

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:11
News images from around the world: 17 September

Police investigate death at flat

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:08
Police say they are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man at a flat in west Belfast on Saturday.

Transfer system is 'chaotic' - Dyke

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 05:05
FA chairman Greg Dyke wants the "chaotic" transfer system reformed in order to increase opportunities for English players.

Scottish independence: 10 key moments

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:57
10 key moments from the Scottish referendum campaign

China trial for Uighur academic

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:43
Prominent Uighur academic Ilham Tohti goes on trial for separatism in China's far western region of Xinjiang.

Signeul wants attack-minded Scots

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:39
Head coach Anna Signeul vows Scotland will push Sweden all the way in Wednesday's World Cup qualifier in Gothenburg.

Lagos collapse 'killed S Africans'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:39
At least 67 South Africans were killed when a church hostel belonging to Nigerian TV evangelist TB Joshua collapsed in Lagos, President Zuma says.

UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 04:36
A deal has been agreed by Israeli and Palestinian officials to allow building materials into Gaza for reconstruction, a top UN official says.
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