National / International News

US authors dominate Folio shortlist

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:19
The inaugural shortlist of the latest literary award on the block, the Folio Prize, has been unveiled - with a strong showing by American authors.

Gangs sell pirate Sky TV for £10

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:17
Criminal gangs are selling hacked pay TV services at a fraction of their true cost, a BBC investigation reveals.

Energy firms under fire over profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:16
Prices and profits of British Gas have been questioned by the energy minister, who suggested it - or other firms - might have to be broken up.

ECB living in bygone era - Woodward

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:11
Ex-England rugby coach Clive Woodward criticises the cricket team's selection process after Kevin Pietersen's sacking.

Burn likens Man Utd style to Conference

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:03
Fulham defender Dan Burn says Manchester United's persistent crossing reminded him of playing in the Conference.

VIDEO: Davina McCall pulled from icy lake

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 06:02
Davina McCall needed medical attention after completing a charity swim across the icy waters of Windermere in Cumbria

Day in pictures: 10 February 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:57
24 hours of news photos: 10 February

Jaguar Land Rover profits double

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:49
British luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover sees quarterly profits more than double to £842m, up from £404m in the period last year.

Zuckerberg tops US philanthropy list

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:49
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are named most generous US philanthropists after a donation of more than $970m.

Many dead after Burundi floods

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:29
At least 50 people are reported to have died after overnight floods and landslides hit the Burundi capital, Bujumbura.

A&E review finds doctor shortage

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:28
Not enough medics are available at times in the Royal Victoria Hospital's emergency department to properly treat patients, inspectors have found.

Italy warns India over marines trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:28
Italy reacts angrily to an Indian decision to try two Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen, under an anti-piracy law.

VIDEO: Lack of diversity bad for business?

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:25
The UK could be at a disadvantage because too few women and ethnic minorities are on the boards of its biggest firms, according to a study by recruitment consultancy Green Park.

Davina carried ashore after swim

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:18
TV presenter Davina McCall had to be carried out of the water after completing her mile and a half swim in a freezing cold Windermere as part of her Sport Relief challenge.

Germany's Hoefl-Riesch Wins Women's Super-Combined Skiing

NPR News - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:10

Among Monday's highlights in Sochi: Maria Hoefl-Riesch's third career gold medal; American Julia Mancuso skis to a bronze; Charles Hamelin of Canada wins the men's 1500-meter short track speed skating; Team USA dominates Switzerland in women's hockey.

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Dismay in Europe at Swiss quota vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:08
A Swiss vote to bring back strict immigration quotas for Europeans draws criticism from France, Germany and Brussels.

Destroyed lions 'had genetic defect'

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:02
Five lions were destroyed at Longleat Safari Park because they had serious genetic defects caused by inbreeding, managers say.

Neknominate inquiry over man's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 05:01
A police inquiry into the death of a 29-year-old Cardiff man, named locally as Stephen Brooks, looks at links with the Neknominate drinking game.

Roads affected by snow and flooding

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 04:58
Snow and localised flooding are causing traffic problems with forecasters warning heavy rain is expected to return.

VIDEO: Shark ride promoter attacked by shark

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-10 04:53
A British man has described fighting off a shark which attacked him while he was surfing in New Zealand.

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