National / International News

Is the Russell Group really an 'oligarchy'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
Sean Coughlan on the Russell Group's marketing success

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:09
Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a study suggests.

Water use boosts California quakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:08
Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00
Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.

'Colombia Three' appeal unopposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:53
The Public Prosecution Service says it will not oppose an appeal by one of the so-called Colombia Three against a weapons conviction.

Pardew to stay in charge of Newcastle

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:46
Alan Pardew will remain Newcastle's manager the club states following rumours they were talking to other candidates.

Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:39
Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.

School crash driver wore flip flops

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:38
A driver was wearing flip flops when he crashed into a lollipop lady and injured five pupils on a school crossing in south Wales, a court has heard.

In A New Twist To A Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Found Dead

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:32

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

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Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.

School pupils ill over 'legal high'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
A group of pupils are treated at a Pembrokeshire school following an incident which police say may have been linked to taking a 'legal high'.

Osborne explains currency stance

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:28
Chancellor George Osborne insists again that a currency union after Scottish independence would not work and has been "ruled out".

Cavern Club fights for name rights

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:24
The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.

Hospital staff test negative for Mers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:15
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case and begin showing flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the virus.

Uganda's HIV-prevention law 'flawed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:07
A bill passed by MPs in Uganda which criminalises the transmission of HIV is criticised by campaigners as impeding the fight against Aids.

Rolf Harris 'two to tango' claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:58
Rolf Harris said "it takes two to tango" when confronted with claims of sex abuse, the brother of one of his alleged victims tells the entertainer's trial.

Ticket 'fiasco' may take days to fix

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:56
Ongoing problems with online ticket sales for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow may take "days" to resolve, the organiser says.

Scottish unemployment down by 18,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:51
Unemployment in Scotland fell by 18,000 between January and March while employment reached its highest level since records began in 1992, according to official figures.

Greenwald On NSA Leaks: 'We've Erred On The Side Of Excess Caution'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Journalist Glenn Greenwald says he and his team weighed the public's interest against the potential harm to innocent people when deciding how many of Edward Snowden's leaked documents to make public.

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Kids Hurt After Bounce House Soars High In The Air

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 07:50

Two children were seriously hurt in upstate New York after the inflatable playhouse they were in was sent high into the air by a strong gust of wind.

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