National / International News

U.N. Calls On EU To Expand Rescue Of Migrants In Mediterranean

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 06:27

The High Commissioner for Refugees wants the European Union to expand its Operation Triton to intercept and rescue would-be migrants, most of them trying to reach Italy.

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Naked man leaps from fire on to bus

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 06:23
A naked man jumps on to the roof of a double-decker bus from a blazing third-floor flat.

England women v USA women

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 06:17
Katie Chapman returns to the England side for Friday's friendly against the United States after a four-year absence.

VIDEO: Why is Med so deadly for migrants?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 06:12
Following the deaths of more migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, BBC News considers why the crossing is so deadly.

Student anger at exam paper 'errors'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 06:01
Economics students at Exeter University have filed formal complaints after an end of course exam contained "errors" including spelling mistakes, they say.

World Press Photo of the Year

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:53
Picture of a gay couple in Russia wins first prize

Ramsey QPR boss for rest of season

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:52
QPR caretaker boss Chris Ramsey is given the manager's job at the Premier League club until the end of the season.

Nursery service cuts given go ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:47
Controversial plans to scrap free full-time nursery care for children aged three are approved by Rhondda Cynon Taf council.

Ebola healthcare workers discharged

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:41
Two healthcare workers flown to the UK with suspected Ebola have been discharged from hospital in London.

Day in pictures: 12 February 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:35
Images from around the world: 12 February

Who wants a smartwatch?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:21
More and more smartwatches are coming onto the market, but will they find a market?

Partying mums left kids home alone

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:21
Two Gloucester mothers are given a suspended sentence after admitting abandoning their young children for 12 hours so they could go out and party.

After More Than 400 Days In Egyptian Jail, Journalists Released — For Now

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 05:08

An Egyptian court released Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail, but their case hasn't been dismissed. For more details, David Greene speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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Egyptian Judge Grants Bail To Al-Jazeera English Journalists

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:56

The move is seen as possibly boding well for the fate of the two journalists for the news outlet who are still on trial for allegedly aiding the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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Pakistan still hunts school plotters

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:52
The Pakistani army reveals that 27 militants were involved in December's school massacre in Peshawar, six of whom are still being hunted.

Homeless man was deliberately burned

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:48
A homeless man is being treated in hospital after being severely burned in a deliberate act, police say.

Apple bans worker 'bonded servitude'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:48
Apple outlaws the practice of bonded labour, where new recruits are charged a fee before they start working.

Head 'obsessed by spanking' guilty

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:46
A former head master "obsessed with spanking" is found guilty of sex attacks at a Norfolk school.

'Nut Rage' Punishment: 1 Year In Jail For Former Korean Air Executive

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:37

The dispute on the plane at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport immediately drew criticism from Koreans. It also inspired a nickname that stuck: "Nut Rage."

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Attack downs Dutch government sites

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 04:28
Both government and private websites fell victim to a distributed denial of service attack on Tuesday, the Dutch authorities say.

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