National / International News

Family appeal over religious arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:46
The family of a British man arrested in Pakistan for "posing as a Muslim" want the UK government to help bring him home.

VIDEO: Rio regatta waters 'substandard'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:29
International sailors, hoping to be selected for the Rio Olympics in 2016, are having to train in substandard and often unhealthy conditions.

VIDEO: CIA interrogation techniques exposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 22:18
Former CIA lawyer John Rizzo talks to the BBC about 'enhanced interrogation techniques' such as water boarding and said the interrogation programme did not constitute torture.

Benefits 'jackpot' and boring Brits - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 21:47
Britain's benefits system is in the news again, while the papers examine the Brit Awards nominees and envisage "store wars" among supermarkets.

Life jail plan for terror trainees

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:59
Extremists who undertake terrorism training could face life in prison under a new proposal by the British government.

Guantanamo detainee to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:20
A US government review panel decides a Yemeni man detained at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade can be released.

CAR parliament flies to Chad summit

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:11
The entire transitional council of the Central African Republic (CAR) has flown to Chad to attend a summit, where President Michel Djotodia's future will be determined.

India diplomat in visa row charged

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 20:05
An Indian diplomat at the centre of a row between the US and India is charged by the American authorities with visa fraud.

US 'concern' over Afghan releases

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 19:24
Washington expresses concern about a plan by the Afghan government to release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be dangerous.

Syria rebels 'die in Homs clashes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:47
Syrian government forces reportedly kill dozens of rebels who were trying to break a siege of parts of the central city of Homs.

MPs concerned over Foreign Office 'stretch'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:39
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is "being stretched, almost to the limit" and a "more realistic approach" is needed to the way it is run during a period of spending cuts, MPs say.

China exports weaker than forecast

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:35
China's export growth slows sharply in December, according to data released by the customs administration.

Sportswriter Who Let Readers Fill Out Hall Of Fame Ballot Is Banned

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:32

Dan Le Batard, a columnist for The Miami Herald who also appears on ESPN radio and television, says he turned his ballot over to Deadspin readers for many reasons, including a need for reform in Hall of Fame voting.

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Lightning kills three in Argentina

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:30
A lightning strike kills three people and injures more than 20 others on a beach in Argentina.

Heart attack 'leaves cellular trace'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 18:10
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.

VIDEO: Rocket firm Space X looks to Asia

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 17:58
Asia's satellite operators look to new technology offered by the US rocket firm Space X.

'Largest eruv' opens for city's Jews

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 17:40
Jews in Greater Manchester will see the 'UK's largest eruv' become operational after 10 years in the planning.

VW's luxury brands see record sales

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 17:21
Volkswagen's luxury brands - Porsche, Audi and Bentley - post record sales helped by new model launches, and a recovery in the global car market.

Alcoa Will Pay $384 Million Penalty For Bahrain Bribes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 17:19

The company's stock slumped after a criminal and civil settlement was announced – and after Alcoa also said it had missed Wall Street analysts' earnings estimates.

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The map that saved the London Underground

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 17:10
Europe was about to tear itself apart, but Londoners in 1914 were more preoccupied with the overcrowding on the Tube and a profanity uttered in a new West End play.

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