National / International News

660 arrests in paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:18
Hundreds of suspected paedophiles, including doctors and teachers, are held as part of six-month operation led by the National Crime Agency.

Blogger fined for restaurant review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:15
A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.

Hawking: 'I support Assisted Dying'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:10
Professor Stephen Hawking on why he supports assisted dying

Stand-off in brain project debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:09
After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.

Mail reshuffle story sexist - Clegg

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:57
Nick Clegg attacks the Daily Mail over a "sexist" story on the fashion choices of female MPs promoted in a reshuffle.

Court upholds Assange arrest warrant

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:56
A Swedish court decides to maintain an arrest warrant against fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on charges of sexual assault.

14 arrests in NI paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:55
Fourteen suspected paedophiles have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a UK-wide operation targeting people who access child abuse images online.

Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:51

This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.

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VIDEO: Stephen Hawking backs right to die bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:46
Professor Stephen Hawking tells the BBC's Fergus Walsh why he is backing Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

£75m Suarez '100% a Barcelona player'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:43
Luis Suarez, the banned Liverpool and Uruguay striker, is now "100%" a Barcelona player, the Spanish club says.

McCoy equals Pipe's winners mark

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:39
Nineteen-time champion jump jockey AP McCoy equals the winners total of his former boss Martin Pipe.

Norovirus bug hits athletes village

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:35
An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting at the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village is thought to be the highly-contagious norovirus.

Harman: PM tax rise claim 'pathetic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:33
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman accuses David Cameron of indulging in "low politics" to claim that the opposition plans to raise taxes on middle earners.

Real Madrid 'most valuable team'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:28
Real Madrid has topped an annual Forbes list of the world's most valuable sports teams.

VIDEO: Close-up: Air strike warning footage

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:22
As the Palestinian civilian death toll grows, the BBC examines the methods employed the Israel Defense Forces to minimise civilian casualties.

Internet cancellation horror story goes viral

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:17
Telecom rep refuses to let customer cancel service

Casino Boat Runs Aground Off Georgia Coast In Maiden Voyage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:52

So far, the Coast Guard has been unable to move the boat. Passengers who have been stuck for hours are now being evacuated by small boats and helicopter.

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Neil Whosis? What You Don't Know About The 1969 Moon Landing

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:51

The year he landed on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong was famous, iconic, an American hero. One year later he wasn't. In 1970, how many people remembered his name? This will surprise you.

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Dutch liable over Srebrenica deaths

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:49
A Dutch court rules that the Netherlands bears responsibility for some of the 7,000 deaths of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

Move Over Hong Kong: The World's Priciest Cities Are In Angola And Chad

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:45

A new survey of the most expensive cities in the world puts Luanda and N'djamena at the top. How did these African capitals beat our perennial top dollar towns like Hong Kong and Tokyo?

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