National / International News

London's FTSE index turns negative

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:24
Shares in the FTSE 100 turns negative, but Tesco rises despite reporting its biggest ever loss.

Paltrow and Martin file for divorce

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:08
Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage, it is confirmed.

France arrest over 'churches' plot

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 00:06
Man suspected of planning imminent armed attack on churches arrested in Paris, French interior minister says

Merchant Ships Called On To Aid Migrants In Mediterranean Feel The Strain

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:50

Commercial ships have rescued tens of thousands of migrants trying to cross by boat to Europe from Africa and the Middle East. But the vessels and their crews aren't equipped to handle these missions.

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Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:49

The Ottomans killed some 1.5 million Armenians a century ago, and many Armenians are talking about that terrible time as the centennial begins this week. But not the Armenians in one Turkish village.

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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:48

Ahead of a highly publicized interview where the reality-TV star is expected to talk about his gender identity, a look back at Jenner's younger days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to new fame.

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:47

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the Guard's unpredictable needs.

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Thailand faces possible EU fish ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:30
Thailand says it is "confident" it can address concerns over illegal fishing that may lead to a trade ban from the European Union.

Europe 'must do more' for migrants

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:16
A Greek minister tells the BBC that the "great powers of Europe" need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean.

Rolls-Royce announces new boss

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 23:02
Rolls-Royce announces that John Rishton will retire as chief executive on 2 July and be replaced by Warren East.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:55
Toure hints at departure, Lloris to assess future, Torres in Gerrard tribute, Spurs plan clear-out, plus more.

Samuels rebuke for England's Stokes

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:42
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels mocks England all-rounder Ben Stokes and his attempts at sledging in the second Test.

Labour cash pledge for cancer care

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:19
A future Labour government would invest £150m a year in cancer diagnostic equipment in England up to 2020, Ed Miliband will say later.

Tesco posts record £6.4bn annual loss

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 22:10
Tesco has reported the worst results in its history with a record statutory pre-tax loss of £6.4bn for the year to the end of February.

Stevens, Wainwright get folk honours

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:59
Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf - and Loudon Wainwright III will be presented with lifetime achievement honours later at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff.

Two charged with murder after attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:55
Two men are charged with murder following the death of a man after a serious assault in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Police investigate patrol 'attack'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:36
A number of families are moved from their homes as police investigate reports of an attack on one of their patrols in north Belfast.

£1bn rail work firms 'must be ready'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:35
Businesses in Wales need to be ready to make the most of investment in major projects like the £1.1bn electrification of the main London to South Wales railway, say experts.

Plan meant £1bn wage cut, says Clegg

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:17
A Conservative plan for regional public sector pay would have removed more than £1bn from the Welsh economy, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg claims.

SNP defends plan for financial control

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 21:11
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon dismisses a fresh warning from the Institute of Fiscal Studies that full financial control in Scotland would lead to taxation rises and spending cuts.