National / International News

US troops fighting Ebola to withdraw

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 01:00
President Obama announces that all US troops fighting Ebola in Liberia will leave, as number of new cases rises for second consecutive week

Putin: Leaders Agree To Ukraine Cease-Fire Deal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:57

Russian President Putin on Thursday emerged from marathon Ukraine peace talks by announcing a new cease-fire deal. Questions remain whether Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels have agreed on its terms.

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Jonathan denies role in poll delay

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan denies he was consulted over the controversial postponement of Saturday's hard-fought presidential and parliamentary elections.

Egypt retries Al Jazeera journalists

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A court in Egypt is to begin the retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists convicted last year of spreading false news to help a terrorist group.

Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:52
A ceasefire will begin in eastern Ukraine on 15 February, say leaders as a peace roadmap is agreed after marathon talks.

Joseph & Kruis get Twickenham starts

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:49
Jonathan Joseph and George Kruis will get their first Twickenham starts as England name an unchanged side to face Italy.

IMF agrees $17.5bn plan for Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
The IMF agrees a $17.5bn loan to Ukraine as part of a new economic reform programme, which it says could represent a "turning point" for the country.

Mystery surrounds toilet fire death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Members of the public who battled in vain to save a man from a burning toilet block are asked to get in touch with the police, who are struggling to establish how and why the victim died.

Australia's affection for Eurovision pays off

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Why Australia's Eurovision entry isn't as strange as it seems

Paedophile had access to girl, 5

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:38
A convicted paedophile had access to a five-year-old girl despite social services knowing about his history, it emerges.

Ukraine crisis in maps

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:36
Find out how the crisis in Ukraine has spread since November 2013, from anti-government protests in Kiev to a pro-Russian insurgency in Crimea and eastern regions.

Police Taser armed man near school

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:23
Police Taser a man carrying two knives following a disturbance outside a primary school in Manchester.

Greece bailout plans: Talks in a tangle

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:21
EU finance ministers fall well short of an agreement on the Greek bailout but there may still be room for compromise.

Social problems 'cost £17bn a year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-12 00:16
Dealing with acute social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales costs £17bn a year of public money, suggests research.

Fifty Shades premieres in Berlin

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:45
The film version of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany.

Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:42

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:40

Starting last October, an American doctor wrote almost every day, for six weeks, while she treated Ebola patients. Her eloquent writings offer a rare look into a world we've only had glimpses of.

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South Korea Sentences 'Nut Rage' Executive To 1 Year In Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:36

Cho Hyun-ah was found guilty of forcing a flight to change its route. She was angered she had been offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish and had a confrontation with the cabin crew.

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Transport key to region plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:06
A metro transport network and faster broadband are top of the shopping list for the new Cardiff Capital Region.

Rio Tinto plans $2bn share buyback

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:02
The world's second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, announces a $2bn share buyback despite profits being hit by falling commodity prices.