National / International News

Cost of MPs' advisers hits £8.4m

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:49
The cost of ministers' special advisers increases more than £1m in the past year, taking it to £8.4m, official figures show.

6 Things You Should Know About Cuban Cigars

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:42

If you plan on traveling to Cuba to pick up some cigars, here are some facts you should know.

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VIDEO: Why am I the only gay pro footballer?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:39
LA Galaxy winger Robbie Rogers shares his experience of coming out with two gay Sunday League footballers.

Boost for mobile phone coverage

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:37
Mobile phone coverage in Wales is set to be boosted from 63% to 83% as part of a £5bn UK-wide deal with the four mobile networks.

UN seeks North Korea ICC charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:20
The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.

A comedy of terrors - in four acts

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:18
The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.

Infection investigated after two die

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:18
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Boko Haram Suspected In New Round Of Killing And Kidnapping

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:15

The latest killing and kidnapping occurred just 20 miles from where the Islamist extremist group kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April.

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Oil price fall forces firm revamp

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:14
A Canadian company operating in the North Sea has been forced to restructure its debt following the fall in oil price.

Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:09

On Christmas Eve, many French-Canadians will gather after midnight Mass for reveillon, a lavish dinner party that lasts into the wee hours. The traditional centerpiece is a savory, spiced meat pie.

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Balotelli gets one-match ban & fine

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 09:00
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario tweet.

Khan to give £30k shorts to Peshawar

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:51
Boxer Amir Khan will donate shorts worth £30,000 to help rebuild the Peshawar school where 141 children and staff died.

VIDEO: Bubba Watson's Christmas rap video

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:51
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson unleashes his Christmas alter ego 'Bubbaclaus' as he releases a Christmas rap video.

Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:49
Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.

Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:35

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:23
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.

Man shot by Army is to be exhumed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:08
The body of a man shot dead by soldiers in Belfast more than 40 years ago is to be exhumed, a coroner has ruled.

Apple 'failing to protect workers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:04
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:03
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.

Family pain at wait for MH17 answers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:00
The family of a British man who was among the 298 people killed in July's MH17 air crash have told of their pain at still not knowing what happened.