National / International News

Vince dreams of growing relationship with Ed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 01:08
Do Vince Cable's latest doubts over growth suggest a future love-in with the shadow chancellor?

AUDIO: RBS 'would be better' without bonuses

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:57
Baroness Wheatcroft discusses the news that RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn.

Brothers Levin Near The End Of A 32-Year Congressional Partnership

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:43

Last March, Sen. Carl Levin announced his final term. But his brother, Rep. Sandy Levin, will run for re-election next year. "It's difficult for me to imagine Carl's not being a partner and my closest friend," Sandy says. Tuesday's State of the Union speech will be the last where they sit, as they always have, side by side.

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Filipino police 'used torture wheel'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:37
Human rights groups criticise police in the Philippines for the alleged use of a 'torture wheel' at a detention facility.

Council cuts cracks 'begin to show'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:31
Cash-strapped councils in Wales are not planning properly for budget cuts and cracks are beginning to show, a public spending watchdog says.

Are your medical records in danger?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:29
Are your medical records in danger?

Executive to decide job rule change

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:23
A plan to change the criteria for applicants for the job of NI's chief constable will have to go before the executive, the first and deputy first ministers say.

VIDEO: Record number of birds at Slimbridge

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:08
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has found that the current mild weather is encouraging birds that would normally go to the continent to stay in the UK.

Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:04
This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.

Pete Seeger, Troubadour And Activist, Dies At 94

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:48

Banjo-picking Pete Seeger, who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents, died Monday night in New York City. His career introduced generations of Americans to folk music.

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VIDEO: Folk singer and activist Seeger dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:43
The veteran American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died aged 94.

Extreme weather tests lifeboat crews

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:15
Floods and soaring temperatures result in a difficult year for lifeboat crews with a big increase in the number of call-outs.

No leads from appeal in Nida case

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
An emotional video appeal by missing Nida Naseer's family fails to generate any new leads, police say.

Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

VIDEO: Queen 'not served well by Treasury'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:53
The British Royal family has to cut costs and get a "firmer grip" on dealing with essential repairs to royal buildings, says a new report.

Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:44
Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.

Religious assembly name change call

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:38
Calls are being made for a "symbolic change" to the description of religious assemblies in non-denominational schools.

Red Bull query F1 budget cap plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:27
Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner questions whether introducing an F1 budget cap is the best way to cut costs.

'Shock and Law' - the front pages

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 21:46
Jude Law's evidence as a witness in the phone-hacking trial makes many front pages, several of which ponder the state of the Royal Household's finances.

Inspector General: Literacy Training Of Afghan Forces Has Limited Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 21:02

Three years after a $200 million program was started, 50 percent of recruits are illiterate. Teaching all 352,000 recruits to read and write at a first-grade level, said some officials, may be "unrealistic."

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