National / International News

County Down road crash victim named

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:29
A 44-year-old man is killed in a road accident in County Down.

Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:18

New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.

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Treasury makes Scottish debt pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:14
The UK Treasury says that should Scots vote to leave the UK, it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of Scottish independence.

Remit of neglect review criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:09
A review ordered by the health minister after the alleged neglect of an elderly patient is not investigating the time she spent in hospital, her family say.

Hollande partner to stay in hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:08
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler will stay in hospital for more rest, her aides say, after a magazine alleged Francois Hollande was having an affair.

Arrests over Syria 'terror activity'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:00
Two men from Birmingham are arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to activities in Syria, police say.

Is there room for mavericks in English sport?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:46
Why are mavericks often frozen out of English sport?

West Virginia tap water ban eased

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:44
West Virginia authorities begin lifting a ban on drinking tap water put in place after a chemical spill tainted much of the state's water supply.

Trek boy's parents criticise firm

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:42
The parents of a boy who died while trekking in Morocco criticise the trip's organisers after an inquest hears of a lack of arrangements for emergency care.

UK shale plans rapid expansion

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:42
The companies at the forefront of the UK's nascent shale gas industry are planning a "substantial" expansion in the number of drilling sites.

Ex-psychiatric patient recalls abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:36
Former psychiatric patient tells of abuse in hospital

Three-year-old dies in lift incident

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:31
A three-year-old boy has died in an incident in a lift in Galway city centre.

Norwich complete Gutierrez signing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:25
Norwich City complete the loan signing of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez from Premier League rivals Newcastle until 30 June.

UK ship to join Syria weapons convoy

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:23
British warship HMS Montrose is to join a convoy transporting chemical weapons from Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Japan's Suntory To Buy Maker Of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:20

The companies said the transaction is worth $16 billion and has been unanimously approved by both boards. It deal will create the world's third-largest maker of premium distilled spirits.

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Supreme Court Declines To Consider Arizona Abortion Law

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:17

The high court declined the state's request to review a lower court ruling that struck down its ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. That effectively blocks the law permanently, since the appeals court found it unconstitutional.

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New Problem For Christie: Audit Of Sandy-Related Spending

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:00

The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.

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VIDEO: New 10-euro note design unveiled

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 08:55
The new 10-euro note, boasting a range of new security features, has been unveiled by the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt.

Man dies reaching for phone in river

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 08:55
A man is dead and a woman is missing after the man dropped his phone into the Chicago River and fell in after it, authorities in Chicago say.

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