National / International News

Wigan owner Whelan accepts FA charge

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 05:04
Wigan owner Dave Whelan accepts a Football Association charge over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.

Quiz: Analyzing after-school activities

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:39

More children participate in sports than clubs or music lessons, according to the Census Bureau.

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Call for devolution 'transparency'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:29
First Minister Carwyn Jones calls on the UK government to be more open about the future of the United Kingdom, and how powers should be shared among the four nations.

Hague backs UK university soft power

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:25
The influence and values of universities have a far-reaching international impact, says former foreign secretary William Hague

VIDEO: 'Exploiting migrants will be crime'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:17
Labour leader Ed Miliband sets out Labour's immigration plans in a speech in Great Yarmouth.

VIDEO: How Australian TV reported siege

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:14
How Australia's ABC News reported the Sydney siege at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney.

Rare Northern White Rhino Dies At San Diego Zoo

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:12

Now, only five remain in the world. Angalifu was thought to be 44 years old. He died of old age.

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Sydney police prepare for long siege

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:06
Australian police say they will maintain central Sydney in lockdown "for as long as it takes", as a gunman holds people hostage inside a cafe.

Jimmy Mubenga trial jury retires

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 04:04
The jury in the trial of three G4S guards accused of killing Jimmy Mubenga on a plane at Heathrow in 2010 retires to consider its verdict.

Murdered mother 'wasn't listened to'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:50
A report finds a Birmingham mother murdered by her violent and "controlling" partner was not listened to by authorities.

A surprisingly recent Buckingham Palace tradition

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:48
Was the Christmas display at Buckingham Palace prompted by a letter from a commuter?

Cameron 'could improve NI offer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:48
Peter Robinson says David Cameron has indicated he could improve his financial offer to the Northern Ireland executive.

Celtic face Inter in Europa League

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:46
Celtic are drawn against Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League, with Liverpool facing Turkish side Besiktas.

Jail for policeman's speed 'cheat'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:45
A South Wales Police officer tried to cheat his way out of a speeding ticket by changing his car number plates, is jailed.

Day in pictures: 15 December 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:44
News images from around the world: 15 December

Philippines murder charge for marine

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:41
Prosecutors in the Philippines charge a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipino transgender woman.

Pirate Bay 'copy' goes online

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:35
Isohunt, a website providing access to mostly pirated material, has put online a clone of closed-down rival The Pirate Bay

Could Aleppo plan cut Syrian bloodshed?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:27
Could a UN plan to freeze hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo really be a fruitful first step towards reducing violence in Syria, asks the BBC's Lyse Doucet

Three deny £814,000 bus firm fraud

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:25
Three people deny claiming the firm carried more concessionary passengers than was true.

Nigerian oil workers go on strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-15 03:21
Nigeria's two main oil workers' unions begin a nationwide strike, threatening to hurt the output of Africa's largest oil producer.