National / International News

Islamic State: Diary of life in Mosul

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:51
Mosul diary: Inside the city ruled by Islamic State

'Sunshine can slow weight gain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:45
Exposure to sunshine could slow down weight gain and the development of diabetes, research on mice suggests.

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:45
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:44

The president of the European Council said the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious" energy policy. Environmentalists worry it still falls short of what's needed to curb global warming.

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VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:41
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

Spanish art gems head for UK town

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:39
A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Spurs boss hails Lamela wonder goal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:26
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Erik Lamela's Europa League wonder-strike was the best goal scored by one of his players.

Job centres to get digital makeover

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:12
Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.

Are robots too cute for comfort?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:09
Why big-eyed droids are cause for concern

Star MI5 wartime agent was bank clerk

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 15:01
A wartime MI5 agent who secretly penetrated the ranks of the UK's Nazi sympathisers has been identified as an unassuming suburban bank clerk, new files show.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:53
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:51
Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Predictions: Lawro v Mark Wright

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:49
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Towie star Mark Wright and his Strictly Come Dancing partner Karen Hauer.

Martinez hails 'incredible' support

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:33
Boss Roberto Martinez says he is "immensely proud" as up to 10,000 fans Everton travel to watch the 0-0 draw with Lille.

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:24

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

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Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:19

Dominic Adesanya, 23, has been charged with two misdemeanors. Adesanya was stopped on the White House lawn by two Secret Service dogs.

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Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:13

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred American Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.

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SF: Cahill 'should meet Gerry Adams'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:07
A Sinn Féin minister says Maíria Cahill, the woman who claims she was raped as a teenager and later interrogated by the IRA, should meet with the party's leader Gerry Adams.

Salmond considers Westminster return

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 14:06
Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.

Microsoft profits fall on Nokia deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 13:53
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
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