National / International News

Assistant boss Keane departs Villa

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:45
Assistant manager Roy Keane leaves Aston Villa with immediate effect at his own request.

Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:44
The lowest-ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.

Cricket has never been safer - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:25
England captain Alastair Cook says he feels safe despite Phillip Hughes's death and bouncers must not be outlawed.

Abuse doctor in court for sentencing

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:22
A paedophile doctor who abused boys with cancer arrives in court for his sentencing hearing.

VIDEO: #PutOutYourBats tributes to Hughes

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:21
Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.

Cuts to reduce road safety campaign

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:20
The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts.

Wolff gets enhanced test driver role

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:15
Susie Wolff will stay at the Williams team next season in an enhanced role as test driver.

How Dogs Understand What We Say

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:06

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:04

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:00

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

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AFL-CIO Supports Black Friday Strikes Against Walmart

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:55

Since 2012, Our Walmart, an employee labor group, has been staging strikes on the day after Thanksgiving. The group wants workers to get more full-time jobs and make a living wage of $15 an hour.

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VIDEO: Black Friday: Wal-Mart workers revolt

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:50
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.

Police called to Black Friday scuffle

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:43
Police were called to a 24-hour Tesco supermarket in Glasgow amid reports of scuffles as shoppers queued for Black Friday bargains.

'Mother and son' hurt in 'arson'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:41
A woman and a boy believed to be mother and son are critically ill in hospital following a suspected arson attack in Kidderminster.

VIDEO: Mental health deaths as beds cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:20
Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:16
Which singer didn't want Taylor Swift playing her in a movie?

VIDEO: Grey squirrels 'should be culled'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 23:15
The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.

VIDEO: Campbell's Ebola pop-up campaign shop

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 22:57
The fashion world is joining in the fight against the Ebola virus - supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in affected countries.

Craig Whyte due in court in Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 22:48
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte expected to appear in court in Glasgow in connection with a fraud investigation into the 2011 sale of the club,

Housing market 'continues to soften'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 22:47
The UK housing market is continuing to slow, Nationwide says, with annual house price inflation falling to 8.5% in November.