National / International News

Cable: I was a victim of Tory fear

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:20
Former Lib Dem MP Vince Cable says he lost his seat at the election because of a Conservative campaign of "fear".

'Hitler's horse sculptures' found

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:16
Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.

Axe death sister 'always caring'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:15
A student was hacked to death by her brother after returning home to support her mother after he had tried to kill himself, an inquest has heard.

What was on Bin Laden's bookshelf?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:51
Newly released documents show the former Al Qaeda chief was a fan of 9/11 conspiracy theories and had a particular interest in France.

Wales 'wins' in EU says Crabb

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:45
Welsh business are "huge winners" from being part of the European Union, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

Nebraska Lawmakers Move Step Closer To Repealing Death Penalty

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:29

The vote in the Republican-controlled unicameral legislature was 32-15 — enough support to override a threatened veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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The al-Qaeda job application form

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:26
Got any hobbies or pastimes? Inside the surprising banal process of applying to join al-Qaeda

VIPs among Scots child abuse suspects

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:12
Detectives investigating historic child sex abuse in Scotland have identified 110 suspects, including 37 VIPs.

Oldest tools pre-date first humans

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:12
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

Woods tops the swearing leaderboard

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 09:10
Figures show Tiger Woods is responsible for 70% of complaints from golf's US television viewers - for his foul language.

UN to sponsor Yemen talks in Geneva

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:59
The United Nations announces that it will sponsor what it calls "inclusive talks" on the conflict in Yemen next week.

China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:59
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.

Who Is Clinton Confidant Sidney Blumenthal?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:53

Emails from informal advisor Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton on U.S. policy in Libya have been subpoenaed by a House committee. He's no stranger to controversy, but Clinton says he's just an old friend.

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Looks Good Enough To Smoke: Marijuana Gets Its Glamour Moment

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:52

Aficionados of fine weed describe the effects as if they're talking about vintage wine. But how to know which medicinal or recreational strain to choose? This field guide cuts through the haze.

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Big Banks Pay $5.6 Billion, Plead Guilty To Felonies Over Currency And Rate-Fixing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:46

In one exchange, a broker told a trader, "mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game ... think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco."

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Paedophile doctor abused 'well' boy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:43
Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury kept an 11-year-old boy on as a patient to abuse him even though he was not ill.

Fabregas has ban cut to one game

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:29
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas's three-match suspension is reduced to one game by the Football Association.

City council buys offices for £24.7m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:22
Belfast City Council is buying new offices in a deal worth close to £25m.

Full glare now shines on child abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:19
The Jimmy Savile case has led to a huge increase in claims of historical child abuse, says Tom Symonds.

Virgin cancels bank holiday trains

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 08:17
West Coast main line operator Virgin Trains cancels all services on Monday and Tuesday ahead of a planned strike by Network Rail workers.