National / International News

Second anniversary of police murder

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:08
The family of a murdered Irish police officer will mark the second anniversary of his death at a church service later, as his colleagues renew their appeal for information.

M4 crashes investigated by police

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 01:00
Police are continuing to investigate two crashes on the M4 involving a small coach and six vehicles which caused 28 people to be taken to hospital.

Magee expansion 'crucial' for jobs

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:52
The expansion of Ulster University's Magee campus in Londonderry would be an economic "game-changer" for the area, a leading Derry businessman says.

Boko Haram attacks key Nigeria city

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-25 00:48

A corner of the video game industry is covering the news through immersive experiences. One game transports players into the middle of the Syrian civil war.

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The NFL's deflated balls explained

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:50
The 'deflate-gate' saga has been eating up column inches and causing outrage all week, with chat-show hosts, cartoonists and even Kevin Costner having their say.

Missing dog Sylvia found drowned

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:46
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.

VIDEO: Kosovo protests after 'savages' slur

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:37
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.

Birdman given boost in Oscars race

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:33
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.

US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:30
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

President Obama Welcomed To India With A Significant Hug

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-24 23:18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Obamas at the airport in New Delhi, starting off a three-day trip. The leaders are expected to discuss trade, climate change and global terrorism.

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Broadmoor fraud claims investigated

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.

VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 21:04
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:36
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

Sharapova through to face Bouchard

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:21
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals after the pair won in contrasting styles.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:05
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

VIDEO: Miniature festival in Bolivia

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 19:56
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference. Everything is in miniature.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:29
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

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