National / International News

An Ebola-stricken town one month on

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 07:40
Returning to an Ebola-stricken town, one month on

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.