National / International News

Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

BBC - 33 min 19 sec ago
US President Barack Obama flies to Estonia for talks with regional leaders amid growing concern over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

BBC - 42 min 49 sec ago
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

Better or worse off under independence?

BBC - 1 hour 10 min ago
Would Scots be better or worse off under independence?

Why do people associate the Caribbean with paradise?

BBC - 1 hour 15 min ago
Why do people associate the Caribbean with paradise?

1 in 5 'does not need heart bypass'

BBC - 1 hour 16 min ago
A fifth of heart attack victims who have a bypass or a stent fitted do not need it, research carried out in Glasgow shows.

Islamic State 'beheads US hostage'

BBC - 1 hour 17 min ago
An Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist abducted by the group, is released.

My father, the zoo builder

BBC - 1 hour 23 min ago
An extraordinary childhood growing up in a zoo

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

BBC - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to show respect.

How maggots can lower Kenyan hospital bills

BBC - 1 hour 42 min ago
Would you like larvae to eat your infected flesh?

All diets 'have similar results'

BBC - 1 hour 58 min ago
All diets - from Atkins to Weight Watchers - have similar results and people should simply pick the one they find easiest, say researchers.

House the elderly on NHS land - MP

BBC - 2 hours 4 min ago
Surplus NHS land should be used to build dedicated housing for older people, a former care minister says.

The homes under the sea

BBC - 2 hours 14 min ago
The homes where you can live under the sea

How to find fast food menu secrets

BBC - 2 hours 19 min ago
The fast food items you've never heard of

VIDEO: No more Latinate plant descriptions

BBC - 2 hours 22 min ago
The International Botany Congress decides that Latin will no longer be the primary language for formally describing new species of plants.

Economics 'driving language loss'

BBC - 2 hours 23 min ago
A thriving economy can lead to the extinction of some languages, scientists believe.

Demolition plan to flatten council HQ

BBC - 2 hours 26 min ago
Leicester City Council's former headquarters will be demolished using a "controlled collapse", it is announced.

Jihadist video 'horror' - the front pages

BBC - 2 hours 30 min ago
The apparent killing of a second American hostage by Islamic State militants in Syria - and the warning that a Briton will be next - dominate front pages.

Mahan, Bradley, Simpson get US picks

BBC - 2 hours 34 min ago
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson are handed US captain Tom Watson's wildcards for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month.

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

BBC - 2 hours 48 min ago
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

NPR News - 2 hours 51 min ago

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.

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