National / International News

Fears Grow That ISIS Might Target Palmyra's Ancient Treasures

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:38

Ancient ruins in the Syrian city captured by Islamist extremists could suffer the same fate as priceless artifacts that were destroyed in other cities seized by the group.

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VIDEO: Myanmar migrants ransomed by traffickers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:36
Many migrants attempting to flee Myanmar by boat are being held to ransom by traffickers instead of travelling as planned, as Jonah Fisher reports.

Young jobless total at 10-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:29
There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.

'Sterling would reject £900k a week'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:17
Raheem Sterling's agent says the winger will not sign a new contract at Liverpool even if he is offered "£900,000-a-week".

President plays football amid protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:14
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.

Sheep found in city centre flats

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 04:08
A sheep found by police in a block of flats in Dublin's inner city is given the name Bond, Olivia Bond, licensed to lamb.

Why the productivity gap?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:51
UK workers could take every Friday off if they were as productive as other nations - so why aren't we?

Men in court over Hatton Garden raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:44
Eight men appear in court charged in connection with the Hatton Garden jewellery raid.

QPR's Austin named in England squad

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:43
QPR striker Charlie Austin is named in the England squad to play the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia in June.

Fifa thinks Eriskay's pitch perfect

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:41
A football pitch on the Western Isles is recognised by Fifa as one of eight remarkable places to play the game in the world.

Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:40
Will Raheem Sterling make a controversial move?

Fake ambulance driver jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:39
A man who disguised his car as an ambulance by fixing a blue light to it is jailed for 20 months.

Pipeline Operator In Calif. Spill Reportedly Had History Of Infractions

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:37

Plains All American Pipeline had accumulated 175 safety and maintenance infractions since 2006, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

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BAE to retain Glasgow shipyards

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:32
BAE Systems confirms it is to retain both of its shipyards in Glasgow and invest £100m in developing the Govan and Scotstoun sites.

VIDEO: 'Damages payout gives me closure'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:27
Sadie Frost wins £260,000 in phone-hacking damages from Mirror Group Newspapers and speaks of her relief.

Tribute to 'much loved' fire victim

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:15
The family of a woman killed in a flat fire in Torfaen pays tribute to a "much loved" daughter.

Rolling Stones play surprise show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:15
The Rolling Stones play a surprise gig in Los Angeles during which they perform the entire Sticky Fingers album.

Runaway train ran for more than mile

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:13
An unmanned train ran for over a mile before crashing into coaches on a heritage railway in Leicester, according to a Rail Accident Investigation Branch report.

US Army makes blast-proof wallpaper

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:12
Wallpaper that can protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US Army.

Fitzgerald's Gatsby home for sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 03:10
The suburban home where F Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written The Great Gatsby goes on sale.