National / International News

Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:46

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" [I am Charlie Coulibaly]. He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.

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VIDEO: Japan's resurgent army - in 60 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Japan's largest ever military budget is a sign of an increasingly well-equipped army.

Murdered Kenyan 'not ICC witness'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:43
Kenyan police say a body found dead in a river earlier this month may not be that of an ICC defence witness, as the fingerprints do not match.

Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:39

The country's attorney general also said that the mayor's wife had been linked to the organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.

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Google challenges Mosley privacy bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:19
A High Court hearing begins to decide whether Max Mosley's claim against Google over its refusal to block some pictures of him should be thrown out.

Watkins' ex cleared over abuse images

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:12
An ex-lover of paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins is found not guilty of child sex abuse image offences.

Firms 'fail to support education'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:08
Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.

Al Murray to stand against Farage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 07:01
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.

Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:58

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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Quickenden could play in non-league

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:43
Non-league Gainsborough Trinity are in discussions to sign I'm A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.

AUDIO: When phone ringtones hit back

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:41
When ringtones hit back: Listen to some examples of when politicians are interrupted by mobile phones.

Gold rush threat to tropical forests

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:36
Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.

Working Longer Hours Can Mean Drinking More

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:33

Working more than 48 hours a week makes risky drinking more likely, a study of people in 14 countries finds. And that held true for rich and poor, men and women.

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AirAsia Search: Singapore Ship Finds Aircraft's Fuselage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:27

A Singapore official said images taken by a remote-controlled vehicle showed parts of the wing and words on the fuselage. Singapore has informed the Indonesian team that is trying to find the plane.

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Broad praises 'powerful' batting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:26
Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.

Avatar 2 delayed to 2017 by Cameron

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:25
Director James Cameron says the Avatar sequel is to be delayed a year and will now be released in 2017.

Ryanair to test smartphone movies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:22
Ryanair says it plans to start streaming movies and TV shows to passengers' tablets and smartphones within the coming months.

Nigeria repels Boko Haram attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.

Video game auction nears $100,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:13
An auction on the site, which runs until Friday, has gone from $5,000 to nearly $100,000 in a little more than a week.

Gales and rain to follow after snow

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 06:09
More severe weather is on the way with gale force winds and rain bringing the risk of flooding, forecasters say.