National / International News

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:44
Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:28
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Pedestrian killed in A96 accident

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:22
A pedestrian has been killed on the A96 in Aberdeenshire after being hit by a vehicle in the early hours.

NI incomes 'down by £375 a year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:14
Average household incomes in Northern Ireland have been reduced by £375 a year due to tax and benefit changes, research has suggested

New report says G8 summit cost £92m

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:12
The bill for hosting the G8 in Fermanagh has been revised upwards to £92m, according to a new report.

'Villa's attack an embarrassment'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:04
Robbie Savage on Aston Villa's problems as Paul Lambert's side prepare to host Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:49
A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.

Chastain: Hollywood's diversity problem

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:25
Jessica Chastain on the issue of diversity in the movies

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:22
Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).

The lost sons

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
The story of two murdered boys - one Israeli, one Palestinian

How Winston Churchill achieved greatness despite his flaws

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:54
John Simpson on how a flawed leader achieved greatness

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:46
Who was keeping Pharrell company in Davos?

Charities aim to get learning-disabled children playing

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:14
'Finding fun for my kids is a full-time job'

Dimitrov & Bouchard into last 16

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:00
Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov outlasts former finalist Marcos Baghdatis over five sets to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.

To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:42

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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No 'taint' over first female bishop

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:35
The Archbishop of York says his decision not to "lay hands" on a new male bishop a week after consecrating a female bishop is not a "political" one.

South Korea growth hits six year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:34
Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.

MPs criticise 'cast-off' trains

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:00
Rail passengers outside the south-east of England are expected to put up with "cast-off" trains, according to a committee of MPs.

Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:44

The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.

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Catholic demand over Richard III

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:29
A petition calling for Richard III's bones to be taken to a Catholic chapel is to be handed to church leaders.