National / International News

Mugabe fury over Mujuru 'death plot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:36
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe hits out at his deputy Joyce Mujuru over allegations she plotted to assassinate him and accuses her of being a thief.

New police unit to investigate past

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:36
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is setting up a special unit to investigate the past.

17,000 education places at risk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:28
Some 17,000 education and training places could go as a result of severe cutbacks, the Department for Employment and Learning has revealed.

Putin Defiant In Speech In Face Of Sanctions, Economic Woes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:24

The Russian president said in his State of the Union speech the "difficulties" his country faced "also create new possibilities." He accused the West of trying to break up Russia.

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Ireland to bid for Rugby World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:51
An All-Ireland bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be officially unveiled on Friday.

Former Liberal leader Thorpe dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:49
Former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe has died aged 85 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, his son Rupert announces.

VIDEO: Mika Hakkinen's spin in Edinburgh

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:49
Former Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen takes a reporter for a spin around Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens.

ECB 'steps up' extra stimulus plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:35
The European Central Bank (ECB) has "stepped up" plans for more stimulus measures aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, bank president Mario Draghi says.

Festive re-runs raised in Parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:26
Concerns the BBC and other broadcasters show too many repeats at Christmas are raised in the House of Commons, following newspaper stories about the issue.

Obituary: Jeremy Thorpe

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:25
Jeremy Thorpe, Liberal leader whose career ended in scandal

How do you stop coughing during a classical concert?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:07
A world-renowned violinist has berated the parents of a child who coughed during a concert. How do you keep a tickly throat at bay, and does it matter?

Body confirmed as missing mother

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:07
A body found in the hunt for a missing mother and her baby is formally identified as Charlotte Bevan.

Argentine footballer dies after attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 06:05
Argentine footballer Franco Nieto dies days after being struck in the head with a stone by football hooligans following a match.

VIDEO: Vicar held over baby murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:54
A vicar and his daughter are being held on suspicion of murder after a baby's body was found in a house in Freckleton, Lancashire.

AUDIO: 'I had drink problem while pregnant'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:51
A mother says she drank "one, sometimes two" bottles of wine per day when pregnant.

Al-Qaida Branch In Yemen Threatens To Kill Hostage

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:39

The man in the video says he's a British-born American citizen, who was kidnapped in Sanaa in September. A militant on video says the U.S. has three days meet unspecified demands.

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Orion 'Mars ship' launch aborted

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:37
The US space agency has aborted the launch of its Orion Mars capsule test mission, amid technical issues.

Mexican author Vicente Lenero dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:34
Renown Mexican screenwriter, author and journalist Vicente Lenero dies aged 81 of lung cancer in his home in Mexico City.

UAE arrests woman over US killing

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:28
A local woman is arrested in the United Arab Emirates, suspected of murdering an American teacher in an Abu Dhabi shopping centre.

Why does Lord Coe want the top job in world athletics?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 05:23
Lord Coe is bidding to become president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Dan Roan spoke to him about want he wants to achieve.