National / International News

Dujardin sets dressage world record

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:51
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin sets a new world record as she wins Grand Prix gold with Valegro at Olympia.

Final editions for local newspapers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:45
The Reading Post, Surrey Herald and Surrey Times are due to print their final editions following a decision to close seven local newspaper titles.

Apple halts Russian online sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:44
Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.

VIDEO: Moment police stormed Sydney cafe

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:12
New footage has emerged of police storming Sydney's Lindt cafe as gunman Man Haron Monis held more than a dozen people hostage.

Kasabian lead NME award nominations

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:12
The Leicester band are named in eight categories including best British band.

India SpiceJet planes 'grounded'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:04
India's troubled airline SpiceJet grounds all flights after oil companies refuse to refuel any of its planes, media reports say.

First female bishop to be announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 22:01
The Church of England is expected to name its first female bishop, just a month after the historic change to its rules.

Government ministers due at talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 21:54
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers and Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan will be at Stormont House later for another round of inter=party talks.

Call to restore opencast mine sites

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 21:50
A mining firm should accept moral responsibility for restoring two opencast sites, say politicians following the collapse of a fraud case.

Senate OKs Judicial Nominees, Tax Extensions Before Republican Takeover

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 21:45

Lawmakers in the Senate approved an extension of tax breaks and confirmed 12 more judicial nominees, but a terrorism insurance bill didn't survive the night.

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Budget does not really balance - PwC

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 21:14
Stormont's draft budget for 2015/16 "does not really balance" and fails to provide for fundamental reform, a financial consultancy says.

Turbulence hits US-bound plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:40
A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.

VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:04
A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.

Vietnam tunnel collapse traps 12 men

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:32
Rescuers in central Vietnam are trying to reach 12 workers trapped underground after a section of a tunnel collapsed.

VIDEO: Sony hackers threaten cinema attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:23
Hackers who targeted Sony Pictures are threatening to attack cinemas showing the studio's latest film.

California's water woes quantified

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:13
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.

VIDEO: Shooting suspect found dead in woods

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:03
Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.

Sydney cafe siege probe 'advanced'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:58
A probe into the police raid which ended a 16-hour siege in a Sydney cafe leaving the gunman and two hostages dead is well advanced, says a police chief.

'Standards not met' in Duck sinkings

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:42
Recent incidents involving Duck amphibious vehicles highlighted poor maintenance and a failure to meet standards, a report finds.

Auditors question public health spend

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:30
A £2.7bn fund to improve public health in England is not always being spent where most needed, the National Audit Office says.