National / International News

UK 'needs to get tougher on alcohol'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 04:13
Tougher measures are needed to tackle the high rates of alcohol consumption in the UK, according to a leading international body.

FBI plea in lifeguard rape inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 04:10
The Federal Bureau of Investigation appeals for information on a north Wales man who has been charged with the kidnap and rape of a 10-year-old girl in the US.

VIDEO: 'Trust a massive issue with Pietersen'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 04:02
Director of cricket Andrew Strauss says there is no trust between Kevin Pietersen and the England Cricket Board (ECB) as it is announced Pietersen will not play for the country again.

Police mishandled Savile accusation

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 04:00
Sussex Police missed a chance to investigate Jimmy Savile in 2008 because it mishandled a sex abuse claim, the police watchdog finds.

Man 'wanted to shoot Prince Charles'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:58
A man accused of plotting an Anders Breivik-style massacre wanted to "put a bullet" in Prince Charles' head, a court has heard.

Has war been declared on the BBC?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:53
The appointment of John Whittingdale as Secretary of State for Culture has been met with some fairly bold headlines - but does it spell disaster for the BBC.

Verizon buys AOL for $4.4bn

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:44
US telecoms giant Verizon says it will buy AOL in a deal worth $4.4bn.

VIDEO: Friend of murdered blogger tells of fear

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:43
A friend of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das, who was hacked to death in Bangladesh, says he and fellow bloggers are worried for their own safety.

MSP calls for Murphy resignation

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:39
Labour MSP Alex Rowley quits as the party's local government spokesman at Holyrood and urges Jim Murphy to stand down as leader.

Australia forecasts A$35.1bn deficit

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:35
Australia's budget deficit for the 2015-16 financial year is estimated to reach A$35.1bn, below expectations of about A$41bn.

Wood has 'huge' election potential

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:28
Plaid Cymru can build on Leanne Wood's general election campaign performance and present her as an alternative first minister, an former leadership rival says.

Chad's Boko Haram fight 'hampered'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:27
Chad's President Idriss Deby says fight against Boko Haram militants is being hampered by poor co-ordination between his country and Nigeria.

Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:25

Verizon said the acquisition will help build its digital and video platforms. Verizon had previously announced plans to launch a video service that focused on mobile devices.

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Strikes hit Yemen ahead of ceasefire

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:23
Saudi-led coalition aircraft carry out fresh air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, hours before a five-day ceasefire is set to begin.

Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:19

Hawaii and New York also had strong bids, but Chicago is where President Obama grew up politically.

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BBC 'at a tipping point' with cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:14
The BBC will be forced to slash its drama output if the licence fee is cut, says outgoing BBC executive Ben Stephenson.

'Overrated' Fowler makes major point

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:13
Rickie Fowler's biggest career win, at the Players Championship, may signal a readiness to win a major, writes Iain Carter.

Osborne: We have 'clear EU mandate'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.

Greece taps reserves to pay IMF loan

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:03
Greece was forced to tap into an emergency account to make a debt interest payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) it has emerged.

Map Maker suspended due to vandalism

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 03:00
Google stops the public contributing to its map service following some high-profile graffiti, including a urinating Android.