National / International News

Queen's granddaughter Zara has baby

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:48
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl weighing 7lbs 12oz, Buckingham Palace says.

Son killed and dismembered mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:47
A man is found guilty of killing his mother and burying her dismembered body in a shallow grave on a wooded hillside.

Bone fragment 'could be King Alfred'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:35
A fragment of bone unearthed in 1999 could be the remains of King Alfred the Great or his son Edward the Elder, experts say.

Hague and Alexander in EU warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:24
An independent Scotland within Europe would be up to £3.8bn worse off, the UK government claims.

Researchers Are Totes Studying How Ppl Shorten Words On Twitter

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:20

The team at Dartmouth College mined 180 million tweets from 900,000 users to understand word clippings — like "awks" as "awkward." The researchers want to understand how such words originate and how they spread.

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Cattle 'death camp' farmer jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:14
A cattle farmer who ran a "concentration camp for animals" is jailed for 12 months after abandoning his herd to go skiing.

98 jobs lost at Mivan construction

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:11
Ninety-eight workers at the Antrim construction firm Mivan are made redundant.

News Match Game: Leaders And Tweeters

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:11

Politicians of the world have caught on to the fact that Twitter can help get out the party line.

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Obama Calls For Limits On NSA's Collection Of Phone Data

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:57

The president said intelligence agencies would now need court approval before accessing phone data of hundreds of millions of Americans. He also directed the agencies to stop spying on the leaders of friendly nations. The changes come amid criticism directed at the NSA.

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Arrests over missing girl abduction

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:41
Three people are arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl.

GB's Musgrave stuns Norwegian rivals

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
British cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave is the surprise winner of the Norwegian national sprint title in Lillehammer.

VIDEO: The teen bidding for South Pole glory

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
A teenager from Bristol is on the brink of becoming the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole.

Man Utd manager Moyes fined by FA

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
Manchester United boss David Moyes is fined £8,000 by the FA for comments made after the defeat by Sunderland.

Obama 'to end NSA data hoarding'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:29
President Obama is expected to order the NSA to stop storing data from Americans' phones, after a series of damaging leaks about spying.

VIDEO: Independent Scotland role in the EU?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:23
Blair Jenkins and Blair McDougall react to William Hague unveiling a series of UK government papers challenging the case for Scottish independence.

Deaths feared in new Burma violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:23
Activists in Burma say eight Rohingya Muslims were killed by police in a fresh outbreak of violence earlier this week - but local authorities deny any killings took place.

Sex and the French

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:18
Press reports about the French president's complicated love life highlight the difference between Anglo-Saxon and Gallic attitudes towards adultery, but above all appetite, writes Adam Gopnik.

VIDEO: Is this your future living room?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:07
Click's Dan Simmons explores Sony's Life Space UX which includes an ultra-high definition home projector and touchscreen mirror.

Girl 'humiliated by Roache rapes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:04
A woman tells a court she suffered depression for several years after Coronation Street star William Roache allegedly raped her.

Hollande visits partner in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:53
French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.

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