National / International News

The NFL's 'ready, set, fire' day

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-29 11:00

The NFL's regular season ended Sunday. And that means “Black Monday" followed, the day teams take stock of their wins and losses and, if they’re not happy, fire their head coaches and their staffs.

But finding new coaches means a scramble under intense pressure. Fans can turn into critics, teams are not allowed to recruit from their competition and owners are turning to executive search firms for help.

VIDEO: Ethiopians enjoy melancholic music

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 10:45
Ethiopia is experiencing something of a renaissance in Jazz and live music with a focus on traditional tunes.

Murphy apologises for posting image

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 10:25
Blackpool's Jacob Murphy apologises for posting an image on social media that appears to mock the team's on-field woes.

Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 10:09
A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Boxer Khan visits Pakistan school

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 10:01
The boxer Amir Khan has visited a school in Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred 152 people earlier this month.

Absentee pilots strand passengers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:58
More than 100 passengers are stranded at an airport in Tanzania after pilots failed to report to work following their Christmas break, officials say.

Greece political developments stir European debt fears

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:57

Greece may have tipped Europe back into crisis.

In its third and final attempt, the parliament in Athens failed to choose a new president, and that’s triggered a snap general election next month in which a radical anti-austerity, anti-bailout party called Syriza is the favorite to win.

Some analysts fear that if the Greeks do elect Syriza, it will weaken Germany’s support for Greece’s membership in the Eurozone and bolster German opposition to monetary easing across the stagnant Eurozone.

After a quiet 2014, the Eurozone looks set once again to become a major focus of international investor unease in 2015.

Family wants justice after attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:55
The family of a 27-year-old assault victim who has to use a wheelchair as the result of an attack in County Londonderry five months ago calls for justice.

Gmail appears to be blocked in China

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:49
The remaining way to easily access Google's email service Gmail is now blocked in China, according to reports.

Liberia opens new Ebola cemetery

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:49
A new national cemetery for Ebola victims opens in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, as the number of infections in West Africa passes 20,000.

VIDEO: Network Rail 'has questions to answer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:47
The chair of the Transport Select Committee has said Network Rail has questions to answer about disruption over the weekend, some of which is still going on.

New York City Mayor De Blasio Heckled At Police Graduation Ceremony

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:25

Bill de Blasio and his city's police department have been at odds over the mayor's words about the Eric Garner grand jury decision.

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Putin critic Navalny faces verdict

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:17
One of Russia's best-known opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, will face sentencing on Tuesday, two weeks earlier than originally planned.

Probe into deadly US elderly home fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:07
Authorities are investigating a fire at a retirement home near San Antonio, Texas, that killed five residents and hospitalised 17 more people.

Land, sea and air search for woman

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 09:04
The emergency services are carrying out a land, sea and air search following reports that a woman may have gone missing along the County Down coast.

Newcastle & Palace in Pardew talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 08:47
Crystal Palace are in discussions with Newcastle United about taking Alan Pardew to Selhurst Park as their new manager.

PM joins runners in festive challenge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 08:47
David Cameron shakes off the post-Christmas cobwebs by joining competitors on a mile-long 'Great Brook Run' in the Cotswolds.

VIDEO: Passenger films 'faulty' Virgin plane

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 08:43
Virgin plane passenger Hardeek Desai films the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 which was forced to make an emergency landing after suffering landing gear problems.

VIDEO: F1's best overtakes of 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 08:42
Watch some of Formula 1's most memorable overtaking moves of the 2014 season, featuring passes by Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

The year of living dangerously

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 08:40
There are signals that three al-Jazeera men detained in Cairo may find freedom, but too many journalists still work in all too dangerous times.