National / International News

Record-breaking ice cream shop shuts

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:37
A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.

City Link staff 'face NYE redundancy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:26
More than 2,000 staff from the collapsed UK parcel delivery firm City Link are to be made redundant on New Year's Eve, the RMT union claims.

Ospreys' Biggar apologises to fans

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:21
Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar apologises to fans for his side's poor performance despite their derby win over Scarlets.

Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 12:18

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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26 years for Pakistan bomb hoax man

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 11:03
A Pakistani man is given a 26-year jail term for making hoax bomb threats in public places during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr, prosecutors say.

Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 10:48

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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VIDEO: N Korea blames Obama for net outage

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:59
North Korea blames the US for a second internet outage in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures and a film featuring a fictional plot to kill Kim Jong-un.

Milan sign Torres on permanent deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:58
Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres will make his loan move to AC Milan a permanent deal in January.

Rail chief says passengers let down

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:44
The boss of Network Rail apologises overrunning engineering works cause chaos for passengers in London.

Pakistan's Ajmal to miss World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:44
Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal withdraws from Pakistan's World Cup squad and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez faces test.

Wind blows down Calais migrant fence

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:41
High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.

Harlequins 25-30 Northampton

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:41
Northampton stay top of the Premiership with victory over Harlequins in front of a sell-out 82,000 crowd at Twickenham.

VIDEO: 'The queue for a train went on and on'

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:37
Thousands of passengers travelling on trains serving two of Britain's busiest stations are facing major disruption because of overrunning engineering work.

Mourinho - top at Christmas & in May

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 09:31
Jose Mourinho's teams have been top seven times at Christmas, always going on to win the league. Is he set for an eighth success?

Pope gunman visits John Paul II tomb

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 08:59
The Turkish man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 lays flowers on the late pontiff's tomb in the Vatican.

Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-27 08:50

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

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Celtic 0-0 Ross County

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 08:19
Ross County put the shackles on Celtic as they hold the champions to a point in the Scottish Premiership.

Hotel staff save stranded motorists

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 07:47
Staff at a hotel are branded heroes after opening up following heavy snow which left a number of people stranded on roads in Derbyshire.

Speeding fines hit four-year high

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 07:44
The number of speeding fines issued by courts in England and Wales rises to its highest level since 2009, with the AA saying digital cameras now work 24 hours a day.

How Welsh mother survived tsunami

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-27 07:22
When a Cardiff tourist on holiday in Thailand chose to sleep in on Boxing Day 2004, rather than get a sunbed on the beach, it was a decision which probably saved her life.