National / International News

Obama: U.S. Underestimated ISIS, Overestimated Iraqi Army

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:10

In an interview with 60 Minutes the president, citing the director of national intelligence, acknowledged that U.S. intelligence overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the group.

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Crime prevention scheme extended

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:05
A crime prevention initiative involving the invisible marking of personal property is being extended to communities across Scotland.

'Optimism' over construction sector

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:04
The construction industry is "cautiously optimistic" about future prospects, a survey of the Scottish Building Federation's membership suggests.

VIDEO: Bar disruption: Pubs get a hi-tech makeover

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:04
A new system which incorporates cloud-computing, RFID tagging and social features aims to bring drinking establishments firmly into the 21st century.

VIDEO: Annie Lennox on feeling nostalgic

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:04
Annie Lennox on her album Nostalgia which includes some songs which are over 80 years old.

Could a makeover save your career?

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:02
Why work attire matters

VIDEO: Carving humans into stone

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:02
Jeweller Wallace Chan carves designs inside precious stones

Heart disease warnings 'missed'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 15:00
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.

Mickelson questions captain Watson

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 14:52
American veteran Phil Mickelson openly questions the methods of his captain Tom Watson after Europe retain the Ryder Cup.

Lenin statue torn down in Ukraine

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 14:24
Nationalist protesters tear down a statue of Lenin in the centre of Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, with officials backing its removal.

Tragedy at Dutch monster truck show

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:50
Two people are killed and 18 others injured as a "monster truck" ploughs into onlookers at a motor show in the Netherlands.

Rooney apologises to team for red

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:30
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he said sorry to his team-mates after being sent off against West Ham.

Modi wows Madison Square Garden

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:30
Indian PM Narendra Modi gets a rapturous welcome from thousands of Indian-Americans at New York's Madison Square Garden, on his visit to the US.

McIlroy hails 'wonderful' McGinley

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:17
World number one Rory McIlroy praises captain Paul McGinley after Europe claim Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles.

To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:06

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

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Osborne to cut pensions 'death tax'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 13:00
The 55% tax rate on some inherited pensions is to be cut, George Osborne will tell the Conservative party conference.

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 12:44

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

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French far-right party enters Senate

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 12:24
France's far-right National Front party wins its first ever Senate seats, with right-wing parties looking set to take control of the upper house.

Singer enters chart on streaming alone

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 12:08
US singer Meghan Trainor becomes the first act to enter the UK top 40 based purely on streams of her music with her hit All About The Bass.

No drama about The Gimme In The Glen

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 11:57
Keegan Bradley's concession to Jamie Donaldson lacked excitement but there was still romance in Europe's Ryder Cup win over the USA.