National / International News

Encryption flaw fix blocks websites

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:26
Web-browser makers are updating their software to fix an encryption flaw, but the action will make some websites inaccessible.

Russia detains 'Lithuanian spy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:24
Russia's domestic security agency says it has caught a suspected Lithuanian spy "red-handed" receiving secret documents in Moscow.

Are bobbies on the beat 'endangered'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:15
Is the bobby on the beat facing extinction?

'Cartel' Of 4 Big Banks To Plead Guilty To Gaming The Exchange Rate

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:15

Four banks agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say the banks used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros.

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Celtic player 'approached over guns'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:13
One of four men accused of plotting to kill two former UDA leaders in Scotland allegedly asked a Celtic player about getting guns, a court hears.

'Baby deaths' midwife struck off

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:13
A former midwife at Furness General Hospital who admitted she "made mistakes" that contributed to the deaths of two babies is struck off.

Black Rhino Is Killed By U.S. Hunter Who Won Controversial Auction

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 07:10

Corey Knowlton of Dallas won an auction last January for a hunting permit that would allow him to kill a black rhino weighing around 3,000 pounds.

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Child bride murder charges dropped

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 06:55
The murder charge against a Nigerian girl who confessed to killing her husband with rat poison has been dropped, prosecutors say.

Engineering prize names shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 06:44
Three firms working in very different fields make the 2015 shortlist for the MacRobert Award, the UK's longest-running engineering prize.

Record fines for currency market fix

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 06:33
Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for manipulating foreign exchange or interest rates, US officials say.

Sign language comes to Eurovision

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:56
For the first time, the Eurovision Song Contest is being presented for deaf people in International Sign Language.

VIDEO: Plucky crane survives tussle with tigers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:51
Zoo visitors in China were astonished to see a crane fight of attacks by tigers after it became trapped in their enclosure.

Burundi soldier shot dead by police

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:47
A soldier is shot dead by police in Burundi during a demonstration, as protests against the president's third-term bid continue.

No Pietersen ultimatum issued - Cook

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:33
England captain Alastair Cook says he did not issue an ultimatum over the selection of batsman Kevin Pietersen.

VIDEO: Van Gaal, Mourinho: bosses' best quotes

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:19
BBC Sport takes a look at some of the season's best managerial quotes, featuring Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Nigel Pearson.

Pakistan hate cleric gets five years

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:17
Pakistan jails a Muslim prayer leader for inciting religious hatred in what are seen as rare efforts to curb sectarian violence.

Oil Spill Off California Fouls 4 Miles Of Coastline

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:14

A pipeline rupture spilled some 21,000 gallons of crude about 20 miles up the coast from Santa Barbara. Some beaches were evacuated, and it's unclear if they will reopen in time for Memorial Day.

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Driver cleared in death crash trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:12
A driver is cleared of causing the death of a motorcyclist by dangerous driving.

1,400 suspects in child abuse inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:10
More than 1,400 suspects, including politicians and celebrities, have been investigated by police probing historic child sex abuse allegations.

VIDEO: Stepping Hill victim: 'No control over body'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 05:07
Zubia Aslam was poisoned at Stepping Hill Hospital describes her ordeal saying she had ''no control'' over her body.