National / International News

Firmus cuts gas bills for some homes

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 05:12
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.

Tanzania albino killers face death

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 05:12
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Caption Challenge: Big ball of fluff and twigs

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 05:06
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ministers to review murder case

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:57
The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:47
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.

Hall and Oates sue over cereal name

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:42
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.

Incendiary bomb found at police base

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:32
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.

Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:30
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.

Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:26
Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.

North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:22

Pyongyang said it welcomed the attack on Mark Lippert, who was assaulted in Seoul by a knife-wielding political activist who said he opposed joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises.

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Day in pictures

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:17
Images from around the world: 5 March

Kenyan TV channels end blackout

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:16
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.

Ukraine parliament backs bigger army

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:11
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 04:04
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:58
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:51

Israel is a small country with an extremely diverse population. NPR's Emily Harris spoke to five very different Israelis about their hopes for the election and the kind of country they want to see.

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DNA reveals bird shift surprise

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:42
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.

Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:40
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to fight jihad" is jailed for six years.

Gutierrez praises comeback support

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:28
Newcastle United defender Jonas Gutierrez says he will remember his comeback from testicular cancer for the rest of his life.

UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 03:27
UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.