National / International News

Australians abandon Down's surrogate

BBC - 1 hour 30 min ago
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple raises more than £70,000.

UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

BBC - 2 hours 25 min ago
The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.

VIDEO: Germany's only WW1 exhibition

BBC - 3 hours 40 min ago
The Berlin Historical Museum is holding the only exhibition in Germany to look at the war and its European and global implications.

House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

NPR News - 3 hours 41 min ago

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Mexican media denounces 'gag law'

BBC - 3 hours 42 min ago
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-eastern Sinaloa state.

Is it the end for concrete jungles?

BBC - 3 hours 45 min ago
Could city revamps signal the end of concrete jungles?

Foreign drivers' fines cost 'millions'

BBC - 3 hours 46 min ago
Foreign drivers cost councils millions of pounds every year in unpaid parking fines, the Local Government Association says.

Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier

BBC - 3 hours 51 min ago
The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

NPR News - 3 hours 57 min ago

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

NPR News - 3 hours 58 min ago

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

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Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

BBC - 4 hours 20 min ago
On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

NPR News - 4 hours 31 min ago

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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VIDEO: Essure birth control unsafe - Brockovich

BBC - 4 hours 40 min ago
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

BBC - 5 hours 4 min ago
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it ran on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.

GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

NPR News - 5 hours 8 min ago

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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The boy on a beach with an RPG

BBC - 5 hours 17 min ago
Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG

Seven singular sports from the Victorian era

BBC - 5 hours 22 min ago
The bee v pigeon race and other singular sports

Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final

BBC - 5 hours 24 min ago
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.

The next silicon revolution?

BBC - 5 hours 27 min ago
Could silicon be about to deliver yet another industrial revolution?

Uber taxi app 'competing unfairly'

BBC - 5 hours 45 min ago
The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.
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