National / International News

Heat blamed for Australian net fail

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
Extreme heat in Perth caused one of the country's largest ISPs to turn off some of its servers causing net blackout for thousands.

Bulgaria 'to take back EU migrants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:28
Bulgaria agrees to take back more than 3,000 asylum seekers who tried to settle in other EU countries, Bulgarian media report.

Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:16
Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.

Burundi party activists shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.

Day in pictures: 6 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Images from around the world: 6 January

Berahino faces drink-drive charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:12
West Brom striker Saido Berahino is charged with drink-driving after being stopped on the M6 in Cheshire.

VIDEO: Hunt responds to patients' A&E woes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:04
The BBC's Norman Smith puts the recent A&E experiences of two members of the public to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:52
Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline operating in Libya, suspends flights to Misrata amid the worsening security situation.

Date set for abortion law challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:50
A Human Rights Commission challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws is to be heard in February.

Weather: Flooding Out West, Intense Cold To The East

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:39

The East Coast is experiencing the coldest temperatures of the year, while the Pacific Northwest saw flooding and evacuations because of heavy rain.

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Brent crude oil at new five-year low

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:37
The price of Brent crude oil falls to a new five-and-a-half year low of $52.27 per barrel, its lowest level since May 2009.

The beauty behind 'The Beast'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:32
He scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup - but that's not all there is to know about AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Akinfenwa.

Lego movie was top UK film of 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:24
The Lego Movie was the top film in the UK and Ireland last year, although box office takings were down almost 3% on 2013.

German 'Islamisation' demos decried

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:12
Politicians and celebrities in Germany join a campaign against Pegida, a group protesting against what it sees as the "Islamisation" of Europe.

Dumped dog's belongings in suitcase

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:08
An animal charity hopes to trace the owner of a dog that was abandoned with its belongings in a suitcase.

MP wants 'child prostitute' term ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:07
An MP is campaigning to have the term "child prostitute" removed from planned laws because it "protects abusers".

What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:03

A bill is being drafted that would end annual testing requirements. What would schools do without them?

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PODCAST: A more secure smartphone

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:00

The price of oil is hovering around $50, at its lowest since 2009. We'll talk about the economic and geopolitical consequences of oil being so cheap. Plus, approval of the Keystone XL energy pipeline is at the top of the agenda for the new Republican-controlled Congress. We look at the energy rationale for and against the project in a period of cheap oil. We'll also explore the latest in security apps featured as part of a new super secure phone.

'Busy' hospital turns patients away

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:50
Some patients are redirected from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and procedures postponed as it is "very busy", largely due to "seasonal pressures".

Moonpig suspends app over security

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 02:46
After concerns about security online greetings card company Moonpig is investigating "flaws" and has disabled its app "as a precaution".

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