National / International News

US ponders arming Ukraine forces

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 18:02
The US administration is considering whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media says.

Are we missing the real student loan story?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 18:02
The debate over tuition fees has drowned out problems with student maintenance loans, says Sean Coughlan.

Scottish A&E waiting times stats due

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 18:01
Statistics on the performance of accident and emergency departments in Scotland over the busy winter period are due to be published.

Brent decommissioning plan unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:59
Royal Dutch Shell is to begin consulting on its plan to remove the first of the iconic Brent platforms in the North Sea.

Aberdeen named most dismal town

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:58
Aberdeen wins the unwanted title of the most dismal town in Scotland in the annual Plook on the Plinth Carbuncle awards.

January window winners and losers

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:52
Danny Murphy, Jermaine Jenas, Ian Dennis and Phil McNulty assess how Premier League clubs fared in the transfer window.

The scale of abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:39
How much child abuse takes place in the UK?

Transfer window spending hits £130m

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:32
Premier League football clubs have spent £130m in this year's January transfer window, the same amount as in January 2014, research shows.

Cuadrado tops deadline-day spending

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:23
Chelsea's capture of Juan Cuadrado is the biggest deal on deadline day, as top-flight spending in the window reaches £130m.

Tories to offer English laws 'veto'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:20
English MPs would be given a veto over laws that apply only in England, under plans to be put forward by the Conservatives.

Babies created from three people

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:11
The UK is set to become the first place in the world to approve the creation of babies from the DNA of three people. BBC News explores the technology.

Why engineering should be a woman's game

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:09
More girls should be encouraged to study engineering, says Dame Ann Dowling - we need them.

Immigrant children 'were detained'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 17:03
Three children were detained at an immigration centre in Oxfordshire, an inspection finds.

Lenovo profits beat expectations

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 16:39
Technology group Lenovo posts better-than-expected profit after sales in its smartphone division more than doubled.

Reinvigorated Obama snaps into action

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 16:25
President Obama has confounded predictions that the rest of his term would amount to two years of drift, says Jamie Coomarasamy.

RadioShack suspended from NYSE

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 16:03
RadioShack shares have been suspended from trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) even as it continues to seek a rescue from possible bankruptcy.

US drops News Corp hacking probe

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 15:53
Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the company in the UK.

Transfer window: 10 unusual facts

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-02 15:48
Ultimate frisbee, debut-delaying socks, and ocean-inspired names - read our alternative facts on the transfer window signings.

U.S. Walks Back Decision To Classify Info On Afghan Security Forces

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-02 15:39

A government watchdog had said that classifying the information would harm its ability to publicly account for the billions of dollars spent each year on Afghan forces.

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