National / International News

Warning over new tax body delays

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:55
Scotland's new tax collection agency is criticised by auditors over delays in recruiting staff and developing computer systems.

'No co-operation' with trams inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:52
The man leading the public inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco tells BBC Scotland key figures refused "point blank" to co-operate.

VIDEO: Will Japan vote for more Abenomics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:37
Japanese voters go to the polls this weekend, where they are widely expected to re-elect current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Investec sorry for 'I can't breathe'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:33
South African bank Investec apologises after the headline "I can't breathe" on a research note causes an uproar on social media.

Asian shares fall on oil price slump

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:32
Asian shares fall again Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears.

HK police set to clear protest site

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:29
Police in Hong Kong prepare to move in on student protesters who have blocked roads in the city centre for more than two months.

VIDEO: Touring Liverpool's first '£1 home'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:25
Liverpool's first "£1 home" has been fully refurbished by its new owners in time for Christmas.

McNulty: Can English trio challenge Euro elite?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:00
Can Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal challenge in Champions League?

Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:57

For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than to control gun ownership, according to a Pew survey.

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Senate report sheds light on Washington

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:46
What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington

My fight against an invisible enemy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:46
A Liberian ambulance driver tells of surviving Ebola

Viewpoint: Christmas is not for trivialising war

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:45
Why Germany barely remembers the 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce

The videos which make their viewers tingle

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:45
The people who get a strange tingling feeling

VIDEO: Tech companies help the homeless

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:44
Technology companies in California are trying to engage in the communities they inhabit, by helping the homeless, as Richard Taylor reports.

VIDEO: Into The Woods film premieres in NY

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:43
A film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods has been given a big world premiere in New York.

VIDEO: Afghanistan's answer to Bruce Lee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:43
A Kung Fu fan from Kabul has shot to social media fame after posting a picture of himself striking a pose next to martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Bush, the CIA, and 'two weeks of storms'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:38
There is no common thread to Thursday's front pages, but many papers touch on torture, the "war against terror", and Iraq.

The most stunning drone pictures of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:36
A selection of this year's most striking drone pictures

JK Rowling crime novels set for TV

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:35
A series based on the detective novels written by JK Rowling under the name Robert Galbraith is to be made for TV, the BBC announces.

UK families' 'long homework hours'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:32
An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries

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