National / International News

What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

NPR News - 15 hours 41 min ago

Is it a bird ... a moth. .. two creatures in one?

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Former minister Sam Foster dies

BBC - 15 hours 43 min ago
The former Northern Ireland environment minister, Ulster Unionist Sam Foster, has died at the age of 82.

Syria airspace ban for US airlines

BBC - 15 hours 45 min ago
The US aviation authority bans American carriers from flying over Syria, citing potential security risks from "armed extremist groups".

'Bodies found' after Ukraine attack

BBC - 15 hours 50 min ago
Fifteen bodies are recovered from the scene of a rocket attack on refugees, a Ukrainian military spokesman says, as heavy fighting is reported.

Prison system is 'not in crisis'

BBC - 16 hours 1 min ago
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the prison service is facing challenges with violence, suicides and staff shortages, but insists it is not in crisis.

Man jailed for series of sex attacks

BBC - 16 hours 3 min ago
A man who raped or sexually assaulted four girls in just over an hour is jailed for nine years.

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

NPR News - 16 hours 4 min ago

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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VIDEO: Iceland volcano eruption risk raised

BBC - 16 hours 22 min ago
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, after a series of earthquakes in the region.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

BBC - 16 hours 25 min ago
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

BBC - 16 hours 29 min ago
A lorry containing 20 people suspected of being illegal immigrants is stopped by police in Somerset.

Sharkey fire killers launch appeals

BBC - 16 hours 31 min ago
Two men begin appeals against their convictions and life sentences for murdering three members of the Sharkey family in a deliberate house fire in Helensburgh.

Arrest over shipping container death

BBC - 16 hours 34 min ago
A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - 16 hours 38 min ago
Man Utd ready to offer Nani to get Rojo, Arsenal target Manolas, Hoddle emerges as Palace candidate, plus more.

Women 'duped in dating site fraud'

BBC - 16 hours 42 min ago
Women duped by fake profiles on the Match.com dating website were conned into handing over nearly a quarter of a million pounds, a court hears.

Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

NPR News - 17 hours 5 min ago

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.

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Nato policing 'uncharted territory'

BBC - 17 hours 5 min ago
Policing the Nato summit in south Wales next month will be "completely uncharted territory", the officer running the security operation says.

Swiss sanctions dilemma over Russia

BBC - 17 hours 11 min ago
EU sanctions prompt Russia to turn to Swiss cheese makers

Builder to sue for 'mis-sold' loan

BBC - 17 hours 15 min ago
A Flintshire builder whose company went under after he claims the RBS mis-sold him a government-backed loan is to sue the banking group.

Adam Jones signs for Cardiff Blues

BBC - 17 hours 18 min ago
Wales prop Adam Jones signs for Cardiff Blues ahead of 2014-15 season as WRU dispute with the nation's regions goes on.

Five arrests over 'family brawl'

BBC - 17 hours 18 min ago
Five people are arrested after a town centre brawl described by one passer-by as "like something out of a Western".
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