National / International News

Mills aims for world skiing record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:55
Former model Heather Mills says she wants to break the world record for female disabled speed skiing next year.

Fake charity bucket 'soldier' jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:47
A Chippenham man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes is jailed.

Quiz: Who needs original ideas?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:45

President Obama made a splash with a proposal for free community college. But he wasn’t the first.

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Hint: we went there last year.

'Not enough hotel rooms' at Afcon

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:40
Teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have been searching for accommodation because there are not enough hotel rooms.

Day in pictures: 15 January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
Images from around the world: 15 January

VIDEO: Handcuffed youth saves policeman's life

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.

Flat intruder given life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:30
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.

O'Sullivan breaks centuries record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:29
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.

West urged to help Saudi blogger

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:21
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.

'No scope' to review teacher sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
The attorney general says it cannot review whether a suspended sentence for a religious studies teacher, who had a sex with a pupil, was too lenient.

Yarnold struggles after dizzy spells

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
In her BBC Sport column, the Olympic champion talks about her cautious return to the skeleton track after suffering dizziness.

RBS admits mis-selling business loans

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:16
Royal Bank of Scotland admits it has mis-sold loans to small business customers under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.

Greens 'now fifth largest party'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:15
The Green Party says it has overtaken UKIP to become the fifth largest party by membership, after nearly 2,000 people joined overnight.

Hotels do U-turn over hotspot ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:12
Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties.

Irish bailout 'cost 40bn euros'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:11
Ireland's bank bailout has cost 40bn euros (£31bn) to date, its parliamentary banking inquiry has heard.

Teenage killer given life sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:10
A teenager who murdered a father-of-three is told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.

Tens Of Thousands Welcome Pope Francis In The Philippines

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:01

Security for the visit is intense, because the last two pontiffs to tour the country were targeted for assassination.

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Merkel urges EU law on data tracking

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:56
Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.

Allotment search for murdered woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:55
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve.

Haggis 'would help tackle US obesity'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 03:52
A Conservative peer calls for the US import ban on haggis to be lifted by suggesting that it may help America tackle its obesity problem.