National / International News

Dog walker dies after canal fall

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 02:17
A dog walker dies after falling into a canal in Burnley, prompting a police appeal for witnesses.

Libraries set to close as cuts bite

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 02:02
Nearly thirty public libraries across Wales face closure in March as councils insist they will still meet their legal duties to provide the service.

England ponder change of tactics

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:56
Limited-overs batting coach Graham Thorpe says England may reconsider their tactics and selection against Australia.

Restaurant Owner Loved The Patrons He Died Trying To Protect

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:43

The owner of the Taverna du Liban, attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Friday night, treated each of his customers as a personal friend. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson was a regular at the cozy Kabul restaurant, and remembers Kamal Hamade's friendship.

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Restaurant Owner Loved The Patrons He Died Protecting

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:43

The owner of the Taverna du Liban, attacked by a suicide bomber Friday night, treated each of his customers as a personal friend.

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Railway Man red carpet for PoW

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:42
A soldier who did three years forced labour during World War Two is given a VIP reception at a screening of a film about the trials of prisoners held by the Japanese.

Indian minister Tharoor in hospital

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:25
India's minister Shashi Tharoor, whose wife was found dead in a hotel on Friday, is taken to a Delhi hospital with chest pain, officials say.

Tiananmen rocker quits TV gala show

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:06
Chinese singer Cui Jian, whose song became an anthem of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, pulls out of a show on state TV in a reported censorship row.

IMF, UN Staff Among 21 Killed In Kabul Restaurant Attack

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-18 01:02

A suicide attack at a Kabul restaurant popular with foreign nationals killed at least 21 people on Friday, including a senior official with the International Monetary Fund and four United Nations employees.

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More skulls in Sri Lanka mass grave

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 23:30
Four more human skulls are unearthed at a mass grave discovered last month in northern Sri Lanka, bringing the total number of remains to 31.

Pope Benedict doubled defrockings

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 23:30
Nearly 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope, Benedict XVI, over claims of sexual child abuse, the Vatican confirms.

Murray powers into fourth round

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 23:19
Andy Murray moves into the last 16 of the Australian Open with an impressive third-round win over Feliciano Lopez.

What if Man Utd had chosen Mourinho?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 22:44
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Man Utd's decision to opt for long-term security over quick-fix success

Michoacan replaces security chiefs

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 21:22
Mexico's authorities say top security officials will be replaced in the western state of Michoacan that has recently been rocked by violence.

Mikaeel case dominates headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 21:21
The case of Mikaeel Kular appears on the front pages, but print deadlines came too soon to reflect news that emerged overnight of a body being found.

India funeral stampede kills 18

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 21:14
At least 18 people are killed in a stampede before the funeral of a Muslim spiritual leader in the western Indian city of Mumbai, officials say.

Town's red phone boxes to be saved

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 20:24
A project to transform ten of Cheltenham's historic phone boxes into miniature art galleries is given the go ahead.

'Revolutionary' angioplasty turns 50

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:45
Non-invasive angioplasty marks its 50th anniversary

Drug ringleader ordered to pay £200k

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:16
The ringleader of a drug trafficking gang is ordered by a court judge to pay £200,000 or spend an extra two years in jail.

Murdered girl's friends still hope

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 19:11
Friends of a 16-year-old girl murdered 21 years ago say they still hope the killer will be brought to justice.

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