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Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) – An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released … Continue reading

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Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) – An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist being held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless an Iraqi female prisoner in Jordan was released … Continue reading

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Peer sorry for ‘Auschwitz’ comment

28 January 2015 Last updated at 15:18 The SNP and Plaid want Trident to be scrapped Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley has apologised after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp. He had been asked about the … Continue reading

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Glitter sobs over child abuse images

28 January 2015 Last updated at 15:41 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Robert Pigott reports from Southwark Crown Court Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession … Continue reading

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Juror doubt at serial killer verdict

28 January 2015 Last updated at 17:00 By James Cook Scotland Correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The foreman of a jury which convicted a serial killer tells the BBC he now believes the … Continue reading

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Care spend ‘cut by fifth in decade’

28 January 2015 Last updated at 12:53 By Nick Triggle Health correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Peggy Brydon: “You cannot sort of stand there and say ‘help, help’… You’ve got to do it … Continue reading

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North Dakota: oil producers aim to cut radioactive waste bills

WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) – North Dakota’s oil industry is pushing to change the state’s radioactive waste disposal laws as part of a broad effort to conserve cash as oil prices tumble. The waste, which becomes slightly radioactive as part of … Continue reading

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Boeing fourth-quarter profit surges; sees cash rise in 2015

(Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts’ estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Boeing forecast a rise in cash flow to $6.2 billion in 2015, at the … Continue reading

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Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

DETROIT (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T)(NSANY.PK) is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. Some 552,135 Rogues from model years 2008 and 2013 … Continue reading

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Greek PM Tsipras promises radical change, markets tumble

ATHENS (Reuters) – Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatization plans agreed under the country’s bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. A … Continue reading

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