National / International News

VIDEO: Wounded soldier could ski for Britain

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 11:04
A British soldier who was badly wounded in Iraq could be chosen for the UK's Winter Paralympic ski team in Sochi.

Pope nearly triples Vatican crowds

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 10:57
Figures show Pope Francis drew more than 6.6m people to Vatican City in his first year in office - three times as many as his predecessor.

Novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 10:47
The Cazalet Chronicles author Elizabeth Jane Howard, who was also an actress, model and playwright, has died aged 90.

Many held after Volgograd attacks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 10:46
Russian security forces detain hundreds of people in the southern city Volgograd following the deadly bomb attacks there.

Best Video Of The Day? MIT's 3-D Remote 'Touching' Device

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 10:36

Imagine being able to be in one place and use your hands to move something somewhere else as if you were in that remote room. Other possibilities abound. Watch and wonder.

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Axed helicopter deal 'damages' firm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 10:00
Workers at AgustaWestland's helicopter factory in Somerset are "deeply hurt" after the Indian government cancelled a $753m (£455m) contract amid bribery claims, a union says.

Care home fined over freezing death

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:56
A care home trust is fined £140,000 over the death of a woman left outside in freezing conditions for several hours.

Alleged Hackers Explain Reasons For Posting Snapchat Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:47

After millions of Snapchat usernames and other data were posted online, a claim of responsibility includes a motive: The service didn't do enough to increase its security, those allegedly involved say. Snapchat allows users to send images that vanish 10 seconds after they're seen.

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Expected Flow Of Bulgarians, Romanians Raises Hackles In Europe

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:46

On Jan. 1, workers from the two countries became free to move across the EU in search of jobs. But the prospect of new workers from two of the bloc's newest and poorest members has prompted fears of "poverty migrants" – especially in Britain and Germany.

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Missing mum's body was moved theory

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:43
Police searching for a missing mother-of-three believed to have been murdered say her body may have been moved from its initial hiding place.

Murder victim 'hit on head with axe'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:39
North Belfast murder victim Paschal 'Basil' McAfee had head wounds consistent with being hit with an axe, police say.

Huddlestone marks goal with a haircut

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:37
Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone has a first haircut since 2011 after ending his 32-month goal drought.

Scores of Bibles seized in Malaysia

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:36
Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.

Toronto mayor runs for re-election

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:33
Toronto's crack-smoking leader Rob Ford says he is the "best mayor" the Canadian city has ever had, as he declares his candidacy for another term.

Fiat shares surge on Chrysler deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:26
Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.

Topless man sought over assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:19
A man was seriously injured in a street attack carried out by a woman and a bare-chested man early on New Year's Day, police say.

Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:17
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.

Warring South Sudan Factions Arrive In Ethiopia For Peace Talks

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:13

The talks in Ethiopia will focus on a cease-fire, as well as political prisoners and the 2015 presidential elections. But the fighting in the world's newest country continued even as delegates gathered.

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Rail fare rise comes into effect

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:10
An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.

Fresh description of New Year rapist

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-02 09:00
Police issue an updated description of a man suspected of raping a woman in Edinburgh during new year celebrations.

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