National / International News

Osborne to rule on corporation tax

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 21:22
The chancellor is due to announce on Wednesday if Stormont will be given the power to cut the rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Hughes funeral held in Australia

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:49
The funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has been held in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales.

Parents double murder probe reward

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:29
The parents of a former Surrey man who was murdered on a Caribbean island doubled a reward offered for information on his death.

Bill Cosby accused of molesting girl

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:25
Bill Cosby is being sued for sexual assault by a women who says the US comedian molested her when she was 15 at the Playboy mansion in LA.

Thousands mourn Hughes at funeral

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:22
Family, friends, dignitaries and team-mates turn out for the funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.

U.S. Government Contractor Marks Five Years In Cuban Detention

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:09

Alan Gross was working for USAID, to bring internet access to Jewish Cubans. The Cuban government sentenced him to 15 years in prison.

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Osborne urged to repair UK deficit

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 20:01
Chancellor George Osborne is urged to "finish the job" of repairing the country's finances - just hours before he unveils his Autumn Statement.

Bill Cosby Sued For Alleged Assault At Playboy Mansion

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 19:39

A Southern California woman claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.

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HK Occupy trio to report to police

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 19:36
The founders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement prepare to turn themselves in to police, as student leaders say they will continue protesting.

Warmest year on record predicted

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 19:14
Forecasters believe this year could be the UK's warmest for almost 250 years, as measured by the world's oldest record of temperature.

Which Countries Are The Most Corrupt?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 19:04

North Korea and Somalia are perceived to be the most corrupt countries, according to the Corruption Perception Index released today by Transparency International. Denmark is seen as least corrupt.

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Why do we overlook the criminal state of mind?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 18:52
We persistently fail to learn lessons from the health issues of people who perpetrate heinous crimes, says Danny Shaw.

Hopes for postgraduate loans plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 18:42
Universities welcome suggestions that postgraduate student loans will be included in the chancellor's Autumn Statement.

Sailors speak of asylum boat trauma

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 18:40
Sailors from the Royal Australian Navy say they have been traumatised by pulling dead asylum seekers from the ocean while on border patrol.

Europe to press ahead on new rocket

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 18:33
Research ministers approve the development of a new Ariane rocket for Europe, with pledges of 5.924bn euros for space programmes.

VIDEO: Controversial DNA test comes to UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 17:39
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US launches in the UK.

Iran 'conducts air strikes' in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 17:29
Iran has made air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq in recent days, though not in co-ordination with the US, the Pentagon says.

Microsoft Says Goodbye To Clip Art

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:40

Microsoft announced that it is eliminating clip art libraries from its suite of Office productivity software, and replacing it with Bing Image search. But the iconic illustrations may live on.

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Australia's growth disappoints

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:35
Australia reports weaker-than-expected growth for the July-to-September quarter largely due to a drop off in mining investment.

Pupils in £1m compensation payouts

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 16:33
More than £1m was paid in compensation to school pupils in Worcestershire in 2013, a freedom of information request reveals.