National / International News

Serial abuser raped pregnant women

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:39
A man is convicted of subjecting two women and seven children to horrific sexual and physical abuse.

Africa eyes anti-Boko Haram force

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:36
Ghana's President John Mahama says he and other African leaders will discuss plans next week to "deal permanently" with Boko Haram militants.

Allen beats Perry to reach semis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:34
Mark Allen scraps to victory over Joe Perry to reach the semi-finals of the Masters at Alexandra Palace.

VIDEO: Google Glass - what next? In 45 secs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:33
Google Glass has died a death, but what else does the tech giant have up its sleeve?

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:21
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

More bad news from A&E

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:16
What's the true state of A&E across the UK?

Why do people dislike hearing foreign languages in the street?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:06
Why do some dislike hearing foreign languages in the street?

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:06
The three countries where women are more likely to be boss than men, and other nuggets.

Rifle from 1882 found leaning on tree

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 08:00
Archaeologists have found a 132-year-old rifle propped against a tree in Nevada's Great Basin National Park.

A Weight-Loss Device Aims To Curb Hunger By Zapping A Nerve

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:56

A surgically implanted device similar to a pacemaker gained FDA approval after showing some weight loss in people who are obese. But people in a study who had sham devices lost weight, too.

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Israel-Palestinian 'war crime' probe

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:47
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court begins examining whether to investigate alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:39
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

NI Water warns of more disruption

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:39
Northern Ireland Water has said disruption to supplies over the weekend is likely as a result of ongoing industrial action by trade unions.

3,500 fines for Cardiff bus lane use

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:38
Cardiff council issues more than 3,500 penalty charge notices in a single month for drivers using city bus lanes.

Journalists cleared in Sun trial

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:34
Four journalists are cleared of plotting to pay officials while working at the Sun newspaper.

Schools' 'overly complex admissions'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:29
A schools watchdog says too many schools in England appear to be selecting pupils by the back door.

Saudis 'to review' blogger flogging

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:28
Saudi king refers blogger Raif Badawi's case to Supreme Court, his wife tells the BBC, after outcry over flogging.

Londoners seek Charlie Hebdo copies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:25
Londoners queue from dawn to get a Charlie Hebdo

Duke's Muslim Students Prepare For Prayers Amid Controversy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:15

They will gather for their call to prayer in the quadrangle outside Duke Chapel, a day after Duke University reversed course on allowing the traditional call to prayer from the chapel's bell tower.

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BBC 'does not trust' Top Gear

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 07:11
The executive producer of Top Gear says the BBC has 'lost trust' in the show after 2014 proved to be the programme's "annus horribilis".