National / International News

Out gay top-flight player 'a way off'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:51
Thomas Hitzlsperger says there is "a long way to go" before a top footballer comes out as gay while still playing.

Loehmann's To Liquidate; Macy's Cuts Jobs In Reorganization

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:51

Going-out-of-business sales will begin Thursday at 93 Loehmann's stores. And on Wednesday, Macy's Inc. announced 2,500 employees will be laid off.

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Moffett to stand for WRU election

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:41
Ex-WRU boss David Moffett intends to stand for election to the governing body in a bid to end the row with the regions.

Outkast to headline Coachella 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:35
The American music festival will take place over two weekends, April 11-13 and April 18-20, in California.

VIDEO: Travelling the frozen road to Hell

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:24
Weather records have tumbled across North America, after snow storms swept across much of the US and Canada.

VIDEO: Europe's highest suspension bridge

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 23:06
Imogen Foulkes takes in the view from Europe's highest suspension bridge.

Rodman sorry over N Korea detainee

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:58
Dennis Rodman apologises for angry comments he made about a US detainee in North Korea, saying he was stressed and had been drinking.

North America deep freeze to ease

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:55
The deep freeze that has left people in North America shivering for days, shattering century-old temperature records, is set to loosen its icy grip.

Hammers fans turn against boss Allardyce

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:46
Manager Sam Allardyce's job is in danger after West Ham's pathetic League Cup loss to Manchester City, says Phil McNulty

VIDEO: Teen prodigy creates Yahoo news app

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:20
The British computer coder who sold his app to Yahoo for a reported £20m explains how he has used the idea to create a new news app.

New Irish language centre in Belfast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 22:18
A new Irish language centre opens in east Belfast later to cope with the increasing number of learners.

Duggan 'fury' and Bafta battle make headlines

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 21:38
Papers reflect on the outcome of Mark Duggan's inquest, eye up Britain's Bafta hopefuls and praise the first openly gay ex-Premier League footballer.

Danone to sue Fonterra over recalls

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 21:20
French food group Danone says it will sue New Zealand's Fonterra over last year's infant milk formula recalls.

Delhi launches anti-bribe helpline

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 20:57
The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, launches a helpline to help people deal with demands for bribes by government workers.

Abbott defends asylum 'closed book'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 20:50
The Australian PM defends secrecy over asylum policy, amid reports that boats filled with asylum-seekers are being sent back to Indonesia.

Russia blocks UN statement on Aleppo

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 20:31
Russia blocks a UN Security Council statement condemning the Syrian government's use of air strikes against civilians in the city of Aleppo.

Footballer sorry over 'bomb' costume

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 19:53
Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling says sorry for his "insensitive" decision to dress up as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

Bereaved workers 'need more support'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 19:29
Employees who suffer a bereavement are being "failed" by the lack of support they get at work, the National Council for Palliative Care says.

The secret history of fashion laws

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 18:16
How governments have sought to tell us what to wear

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