National / International News

No recommendations from union inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 08:28
The QC leading an inquiry into trade union tactics during industrial disputes says he will not make any recommendations for a change in the law.

Alleyway prostitute killer jailed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 08:24
A teenager who lured a woman into an alleyway and then stabbed her to death is jailed for life.

Gervais to make David Brent movie

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:33
Creator of The Office Ricky Gervais is to make a film centred around the mock documentary's central character David Brent.

Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:30

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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VIDEO: Edinburgh through to Euro floral finals

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:28
Edinburgh is chosen to represent the UK in the horticultural world's equivalent of the European Cup.

Inspector warns on border management

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:12
Poor management is hampering efforts to improve Britain's border controls, outgoing watchdog John Vine warns.

Mandela's ex-wife demands his home

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:09
The ex-wife of South Africa's former leader Nelson Mandela demands his village home for her children, potentially triggering a legal dispute.

Australia investigates Gammy's father

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:09
Child protection services in Australia investigate a man accused of abandoning a baby with Down's syndrome over allegations of child sex offences.

Australia Women 25-3 Wales Women

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:06
Wales are knocked out of the Women's Rugby World Cup following a comprehensive defeat by Australia in France.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:06
Atletico Madrid eye Man Utd pair, Swansea reduce Wilfried Bony price, Sunderland want Samuel Eto'o, plus more.

Warsi quits as minister over Gaza

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 07:04
UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns, calling government policy on Gaza "morally indefensible".

Murder search dogs 'pick out items'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:58
Police searching for the body of a murdered teenager call specialist forensic scientists in to examine items at a house in County Armagh.

University campus death investigated

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:57
A death of a man in his 20s at Aberystwyth University is being treated by police as "unexplained".

AUDIO: Sinead: I didn't enjoy being 'Crazied'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:52
Singer Sinead O'Connor talks to Front Row about how she was labelled as 'crazy' earlier on in her music career and the effect it had.

Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:48
A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.

Sony gives up on selling e-readers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:44
Sony gives up selling its line of Reader devices for e-books after failing to find a big enough market.

Book News: George R.R. Martin Will Republish Children's Book From 1980

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:34

Also: The queen's former press secretary is reportedly writing a book about the royal family; Sheila Heti interviews Joan Didion.

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:15

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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TV science fan jailed for pipe bombs

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:10
A science fan who made six pipe bombs after being inspired by a television show is jailed for six months.

VIDEO: Emotions as exam results are opened

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 06:03
Students across Scotland are receiving their exams results for the first time since new national qualifications were introduced.
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