National / International News

Council considers inviting donations

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 21:09
Oxfordshire County Council is considering setting up a web page for people to donate money to the authority.

Ex-Rabobank staff charged over Libor

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 20:31
Three former Rabobank traders are charged in the US for allegedly conspiring to manipulate the yen Libor rate since 2006.

Call to promote town's food tourism

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 20:04
Fish producers in Grimsby claim the town could earn millions of pounds by becoming a destination for food tourism.

Blogger's search for Good Samaritan

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 19:47
A video-blogger who was stopped by a stranger from jumping into a river six years ago launches a campaign to find the man who saved his life.

Moshi Monsters under fire for 'disfigured' baddies

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 19:21
Are Moshi baddies insulting to facially disfigured?

Campbell urges 'hard-hitting' Labour

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 18:40
Ed Miliband is unlikely to win an outright majority in 2015 and Labour needs at least four hard-hitting policies to win over voters, Alastair Campbell says.

VIDEO: First lady's dress 'makes history'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 18:15
The Smithsonian Museum in Washington has decided to put Michelle Obama's second inaugural gown on display.

Military 'vulnerable' to staff gaps

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:56
Shortages of specialist personnel in the Army and Royal Navy are leaving the UK military "vulnerable" and must be addressed, MPs warn.

Vow to tackle border discrimination

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:54
The Home Office say it is committed to ensuring there is no discrimination against ethnic minority people who are stopped at British airports and ports under the Terrorism Act.

Mysteries Persist Surrounding West Virginia Chemical Spill

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:54

West Virginia officials told residents Monday to flush out their home water systems before using the tap water again, and the ban on the water persists in some places. Tests at the affected water treatment plant show almost no contamination. However, some toxicologists say, the spill shows how little is known about many chemicals in common use.

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Pope denounces 'evil' of abortion

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:45
Pope Francis issues his strongest condemnation yet of abortion, calling it a "horrific" symptom of a "throwaway culture".

UK cancer diagnoses top 330,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:44
Nearly a third of a million people are being diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, according to the charity Cancer Research UK.

Child shock guidelines 'are deadly'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:40
Thousands of children could be dying each year because the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children entering shock, warn UK researchers.

Children 'held in police cells'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:35
Hundreds of children are being held in police cells overnight in breach of the law, a leading police officer says.

Mexico to deploy troops in Michoacan

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:26
Mexico announces federal forces will take over security in western Michoacan state, engulfed by violence between vigilantes and a drugs cartel.

Flirting monkeys 'stone' their mates

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 17:22
Female capuchin monkeys have been filmed throwing stones at potential mates as a form of flirtation.

'Resilient & improving but Arsenal will not win league'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 16:55
Robbie Savage is impressed by Arsenal's brilliance but feels they will struggle to topple Manchester City and Chelsea in the title race

VIDEO: Malaysia food firms face staff curb

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 16:51
The Malaysian government has banned fast-food outlets from hiring foreigners. Jennifer Pak reports.

US challenges China in steel dispute

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 16:50
The US accuses China of failing to comply with a World Trade Organization directive requiring it to drop duties on hi-tech US steel imports.

Water Bans Lifted In Several West Virginia Areas

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 16:49

Some 300,000 water customers have been under a ban since a chemical spill last Thursday. The ban on using tap water was lifted in at least three affected areas Monday.

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