National / International News

One person dead after Tyrone crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 09:16
A 62-year-old man has died and four others have been injured in a two vehicle crash in County Tyrone.

Where The Smokers Are Now: Bulgaria, Greece And Macedonia

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 09:14

While the proportion of the world's population that smokes has shrunk, the total number of smokers on the earth continues to rise. In 2012, nearly a billion people smoked daily, compared with 721 million in 1980.

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England hierarchy must help players

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 09:07
England's team culture is set by captain, coach and players - but senior management can help too, argues former Test batsman Ed Smith

VIDEO: Prairie dogs 'perform Mexican wave'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:59
Prairie dogs perform a contagious "Mexican wave" which researchers think helps them to look out for predators, footage reveals.

Eq Guinea denies closing borders

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:53
Equatorial Guinea denies reports that its borders with Cameroon and Gabon are officially closed, as a free movement agreement comes into force.

Emails Tie Gov. Christie's Aides To Lane Closings Controversy

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:53

The New Jersey governor has said neither he nor his staff were involved in the closing of some key lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. Democrats have said the governor's office may have been trying to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.

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Yet another Canada oil train derails

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:37
An oil train is still burning in the Canadian province of New Brunswick after partially derailing overnight, the third such incident in six months.

UN warns of Iraq humanitarian crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:35
The UN warns of a "critical humanitarian situation" in Anbar province, as troops prepare for a major assault on al-Qaeda-linked militants in Fallujah.

Greenway wary of Australia backlash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:14
England batsman Lydia Greenway says they must be wary of Australia as they prepare to defend the Women's Ashes.

Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:11

In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.

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VIDEO: Firearms officer: Duggan 'was a threat'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:10
A Metropolitan Police firearms officer, who arrived on the scene of the shooting of Mark Duggan just minutes after it happened, has spoken to the BBC.

VIDEO: What happened to Mark Duggan?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:06
The jury at the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot by police, has reached its conclusion.

Whales, Dolphins Are Collateral Damage In Our Taste For Seafood

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:05

More than 80 percent of the seafood consumed in the U.S. now comes from abroad. And fishermen in other parts of the world continue to kill not just dolphins but seals and even whales. So conservation groups are calling for tougher import rules to protect sea animals at risk from fishing.

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Fatal helicopter crash probe starts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 08:04
An investigation gets under way after a US Air Force (USAF) helicopter crashed on a training exercise in Norfolk, killing all four people on board.

Maddux, Glavine And Thomas Going To Baseball Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:45

The results are in and the honors go to former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as well as slugger Frank Thomas. He's the first Hall of Famer who mostly served as a designated hitter.

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Sainsbury's cuts its sales forecast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:43
Sainsbury's cuts its full-year sales forecast after warning that customers are likely to "spend cautiously" in the first few months of 2014.

Man airlifted after Ponty stabbing

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:37
A man is airlifted to hospital after a stabbing near Tesco Express in Pontypridd.

Pietersen & Flower in dispute - Vaughan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 07:35
Kevin Pietersen and Andy Flower are in dispute following the 5-0 Ashes defeat, says former captain Michael Vaughan.

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