National / International News

The legal confusion over perpendicular parking

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:56
Is it legal to park at a right angle to the kerb?

Machete double killer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:53
A man who beat his ex-partner to death with a machete, hammer and screwdriver and slit his baby daughter's throat is convicted of murder.

Cuba, U.S. Agree To Prisoner Release Including American Alan Gross

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:50

Signaling what could be a major shift in U.S. relations with Cuba, Gross, who has been jailed in Cuba for five years, will be released, while the U.S. will release three Cubans.

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Polls Show Cuban-American View On U.S.-Cuba Relations Is Nuanced

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:50

For years, Cuban-Americans in Miami supported punitive policies against Cuba. But, after Obama's election, that view has moderated.

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Castrogiovanni punished for rant

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:47
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni is fined and given a suspended ban for his rant to the media.

How many attacks on schools around the world?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:45
There have been almost 10,000 attacks on education in recent years

The surprising calm emerging from Russia's rouble crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:41
The surprising calm emerging from the rouble crisis

US and Cuba seek to normalise ties

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:35
US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations, US administration officials say.

Historical abuse inquiry announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:18
The Scottish government announces a statutory public inquiry into the historical sex abuse of children in care.

Royal Assent for Wales tax powers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:10
A bill that hands tax-raising powers to the Welsh government has received Royal Assent and become law.

Government to sell more Lloyds shares

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:03
The government announces that it is to sell more of its shares in Lloyds Banking Group

VIDEO: Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 06:01
Glitter from Christmas cards is threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines on the busiest postal day of the year.

Church Of England Names Its First Female Bishop

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:56

Rev. Libby Lane has been a parish priest for 20 years. She will be consecrated on Jan. 26, becoming the first female bishop since the church was founded five centuries ago.

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VIDEO: 'Bubbly' Santa drives festive cheer

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:46
A retired telephone engineer says he has given some festive cheer to shoppers in Norfolk after adding a giant Santa hat to his bright red vintage bubble car.

Curfew breach for answering the door

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:41
A north Wales man breaches a court-imposed curfew by going to his front door to collect his shopping.

A guide to the Sony Pictures hack

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:38
Why is Hollywood under cyber attack?

Legal battles after fighting ends

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:27
How legal worries are impacting decisions on the battlefield

VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children.

Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.