National / International News

For Crop Duster Pilots, Wind Towers Present Danger

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:45

Short, unlit towers are used to prospect for new wind farms. But the structures pose a threat to crop duster pilots. Transportation officials are urging better markings and other safety improvements.

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An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion: 'Circle Up!'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:42

Oakland's restorative justice program is at the forefront of efforts to rethink school discipline.

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Dixons Carphone sees strong trading

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:36
Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.

Helpline for Rotherham abuse victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:20
A new confidential helpline is set up for victims of child abuse in Rotherham, where a report revealed up to 1,400 children had been abused.

VIDEO: UK may allow 'three parent babies'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:14
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".

River rescue man remains in hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 23:08
A man remains in hospital after being rescued from a river in Cardiff.

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.