National / International News

VIDEO: Sewer plan cleans up historic canal

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:58
A huge tunnelling machine is digging under Trafford Park as part of an engineering project to improve water quality in the Manchester Ship Canal.

Female Afghan Lawmaker Survives Suicide Bomb Attack

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:52

Shukria Barakzai, an ally of newly elected President Ashraf Ghani who has fought for women's rights, was only slightly wounded in the attack.

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UK ministers back Juncker tax probe

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:50
Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader, allegations the EU Commission boss denies.

VIDEO: Blues guru Dr John on voodoo rock

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:32
John Rabernack more popularly known as Dr John speaks to the BBC's Andrew Marr about voodoo rock

G20 Leaders Pledge Growth, Threaten More Sanctions On Russia

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:17

The meeting wrapped up with a pledge to grow global output by 2.1 percent in the next five years, but Russia's President Vladimir Putin got the cold shoulder.

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Iran disbars hard-line ex-prosecutor

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:16
Iran's Supreme Court disbars hard-line former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi and bans him from all government positions for five year.

Fatal hit-and-run car was hired

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 04:04
The car that mounted a pavement and killed 11-year-old Sophie Brannan in a hit-and-run was hired, detectives reveal.

Nigerian army 'retakes Chibok'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 03:56
The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok from Boko Haram militants, who seized the town on Thursday.

Patients 'struggling to book with GP'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 03:38
Too many patients in England are struggling to book appointments with GPs, according to the health watchdog.

Man found dead after house fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 03:25
A man in his 40s dies at the scene of a house fire in Londonderry.

VIDEO: Bad Santa robs Melbourne post office

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 03:06
A man dressed up as Father Christmas robs a post office in Melbourne, Australia.

Major urges 'pragmatic' migrant deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:52
Europe can reach an agreement to temporarily limit the number of EU migrants coming into the UK, former Tory PM Sir John Major says.

VIDEO: HM Queen Noor of Jordon on slavery

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:51
This week, a conference on women's rights in London will look at ways of tackling slavery called Trust Women.

VIDEO: Major: No end to EU free movement

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:31
Sir John Major says the new deal over the European Union was not about "seeking to end free movement".

Big Data Companies Agree: Farmers Should Own Their Information

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:28

Farmers depend on "Big Data" these days, but some worry the companies collecting information about their operations might misuse it. New privacy guidelines are supposed to protect farmers' interests.

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Inmate charged with prison murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:20
A prisoner is charged with the murder of another inmate at a Merseyside jail.

Man dies after being hit by car

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:17
A 54-year-old man dies after being hit by a car as he crossed a road in Paisley on Saturday night.

VIDEO: 'No NHS without migrants', says Major

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:09
Former prime minister Sir John Major said the UK would not have a national health service without EU migrants.

VIDEO: US hostage Kassig 'killed by IS'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 02:02
A video released onto the internet claims to show that Islamic State militants have killed the captured US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

Tornados and crews return to UK base

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 01:57
Tornado jets and their crews return to Norfolk after service over the skies of Afghanistan, ending a deployment that began in 2009.

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