National / International News

Scottish unemployment down by 15,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 01:16
Unemployment in Scotland fell by 15,000 between October and December and now stands at 149,000, according to official figures.

Prisoner 'may be en route to UK'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 01:15
It is understood that a prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday may be trying to get to Britain through Northern Ireland.

Tanzanian albino boy found mutilated

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 01:12
The body of an albino boy who went missing on Sunday is found in Tanzania with his limbs hacked off in what appears to be a witchcraft killing.

NI unemployment continuing to fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 01:11
Unemployment continued to fall in Northern Ireland in January, according to the latest official figures.

Oborne calls for Telegraph inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 01:02
The Daily Telegraph's former chief political commentator Peter Oborne calls for an independent review of the newspaper's guidelines over its HSBC tax scandal coverage.

Brian the horse fails police trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:58
A horse called Brian, whose proposed name change caused anger among his namesakes, fails his police trial.

'Priceless' coins found off Israel

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:52
Scuba divers inadvertently discover the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

Even As Progressives Take Lead In Greece, Women Remain Out Of Power

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:37

The new, leftist Greek government says it wants to revolutionize a country that long has resisted change. So far that hasn't included finally placing women at the highest levels of government.

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Why Slow Electronic Payments Can Cause Cash Flow Problems

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:37

Electronic messages can circle the globe in an instant these days, but electronic payments can still take days to complete. This can put consumers at greater risk of getting hit with late fees.

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Kids' Solo Playtime Unleashes 'Free-Range' Parenting Debate

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:36

A number of parents have made news in recent months for letting children walk or play outside on their own. But laws on when kids are allowed to be by themselves are vague.

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AUDIO: Chelsea Metro incident 'threatening'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:29
A man who filmed a group of Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Metro train in Paris has been speaking about the incident.

On-the-run fatal blaze suspect held

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:17
A man who was on the run for more than 12 years, after a house fire killed eight members of a family, is arrested in Pakistan, police say.

Swiss raid HSBC's Geneva office

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:14
Swiss police are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.

U.S. Communities Called On To Prevent Home-Grown Terrorism

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 00:01

Preventing home-grown terrorism is the focus of meetings at the White House this week. Experts say more than 20,000 foreign fighters have traveled to Syria to sign up with the so-called Islamic State.

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River search for boy, 11, continues

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 23:43
A major river search is continuing for an 11-year-old boy who fell into the water, police say.

Morgan mystified by loss of form

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 23:34
England captain Eoin Morgan says he "doesn't understand" his run of poor form that includes four ducks in five innings.

Tipper truck crash suspects released

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 23:22
Two men arrested over a tipper truck crash in Bath that left four dead, including a four-year-old girl, are bailed by police.

Afghan civilian deaths rise sharply

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 23:19
The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan increased by over 22% last year, latest UN figures say.

Rooney sorry for 'dive' - PNE keeper

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 23:09
Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann says Manchester United's Wayne Rooney apologised for his controversial penalty.

Rolls-Royce announces SUV plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 22:43
Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce says it is to add a sports utility vehicle (SUV), or "high-bodied car", to its line-up of models.