National / International News

Robbed OAP 'too scared' to speak

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:44
A pensioner was tied up, threatened into silence and robbed of just £15 by a burglar, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

French woman kidnapped in Yemen

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:37
A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.

Catholics urged to reflect on voting

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:33
Catholic voters in England and Wales should consider candidates' stances on issues including abortion, ahead of the election, archbishops say.

Reasons for optimism over Eurozone economy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:13
Duncan Weldon suggests three reasons why the Eurozone's economic prospects may soon begin to improve.

NHS 'must step in' over Avastin row

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 05:07
Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.

VIDEO: Green leader stumbles in interview

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:58
The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said she is embarrassed by a radio interview she gave on Tuesday morning in which she appeared unable to answer questions about her party's policies.

Five ways a winter World Cup would be different

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:52
What would the knock-on effects of a winter World Cup be for British fans?

Dating site killer jailed for life

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:51
A 47-year-old man is jailed for for murdering a woman he met on a dating website.

Syriza dumps Marx for Blair

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:49
In the short course of the latest Greek financial crisis, Syriza appears to have transformed itself from what in the UK would be seen as traditional leftists into Blairites.

VIDEO: Global sinkholes explained - in 60 secs

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:45
A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.

Separatists In Ukraine Say They're Pulling Heavy Weapons Back

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:32

In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.

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Property sales dropped in January

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:02
UK property sales fell in January, dropping by 6% compared with a year ago, but estate agents' views vary on the significance of the decrease.

VIDEO: See Nelson's Column under construction

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 04:02
Salt and print photography - the earliest form of paper photography - produced some amazing images, including Nelson's Column under construction

ISIS Reportedly Abducts Dozens Of Christians In Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:53

The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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VIDEO: Ground literally opens up for couple

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:49
Local bus CCTV has caught the moment a sinkhole opened up in a pavement beneath two South Korean pedestrians.

Where's the evidence for Lincoln's legal high problem?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:46
Lincoln's council is planning a ban on so-called "legal highs" - but they have little evidence to suggest they are a threat to public order.

Super-prison to be publicly run

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:34
A new super-prison for more than 2,000 inmates will be publicly run, with a third of services outsourced to the private sector or charities.

Day in pictures: 24 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:22
Images from around the world: 24 February

Low inflation temporary, says Carney

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:19
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says the UK's low inflation is temporary and will return to its 2% target within two years.

Teenage girl hit by car in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 03:15
A teenage girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in east Belfast.