National / International News

France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:18

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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French prosecutor seeks HSBC trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:16
The French financial prosecutor's office demands that HSBC's Swiss private bank face a criminal trial for tax evasion.

SA concern at Nigeria 'mercenaries'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:13
South Africa's government says it is concerned at reports that its citizens have been contracted to help Nigeria's army fight Boko Haram militants.

Pellegrini dismisses player row

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:11
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down reports of an altercation between Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho.

Murray's new coach wants 'enjoyment'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:11
Jonas Bjorkman hopes to "bring energy and enjoyment" to Andy Murray's practice sessions during his five-week trial.

Party leaders admit taking cannabis

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 07:03
Three of Scotland's four main party leaders admit taking cannabis when they were younger.

Police warning over Budget leaks

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:58
The top civil servant at the Treasury warns staff that he will not hesitate to call in the police if any of them leak details from the Budget.

Frost 'asked mum to sign agreement'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:48
Actress Sadie Frost asked close relatives to sign confidentiality agreements because she did not know the source of tabloid stories about her, a court hears.

Marilynne Robinson wins fiction prize

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:29
Novelist Marilynne Robinson and cartoonist Roz Chast were among the winners at the National Book Critics Circle.

Mum roasts son's football tickets

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:20
A Norwich City fan is left steaming when his mother accidentally "roasts" 16 match tickets with his chicken dinner.

Police 'diverted abuse probe funds'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Senior South Yorkshire Police officers diverted money away from a child sexual exploitation investigation, a former detective tells BBC News.

VIDEO: Dermot: 'Mum said I'm not a dancer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 06:06
Dermot O'Leary reveals his mother was not completely confident in his dance ability ahead of his 24-hour challenge for Comic Relief.

Boss of Kiltwalk charity resigns

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:59
The founder and chief executive of the troubled Kiltwalk charity event is to quit as part of a restructure at the organisation.

VIDEO: 'McCanns should never give up hope'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Madeleine McCann's parents have been told never to lose hope after a family in South Africa were reunited with their missing daughter 17 years after she was kidnapped.

Dermot 'never wants to dance again'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55
Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary speaks to the BBC as he enters the final stretch of his 24-hour charity dance marathon.

Patient With Ebola Is Admitted To NIH Hospital In Maryland

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:55

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone is now receiving care at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Fatal crash convoy witness appeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:54
Motorists who saw a convoy of eight vehicles travelling from Vale of Glamorgan to Powys before a crash which killed four people are asked to contact police.

Boy, 13, guilty of woman's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:44
A 13-year-old boy is found guilty of murder and a 20-year old man of manslaughter after a woman was found dead in a West Midlands street.

Scarlet fever cases reach new high

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:43
Cases of scarlet fever in England have more than doubled between September and March compared with last year, Public Health England says.

Fire crews attend reports of explosion

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-13 05:28
Eight fire engines called to incident near a school in Weybridge, Surrey, after reports of an explosion