National / International News

Protest over sterilisation deaths

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:12
India's opposition Congress party calls a general strike in Chhattisgarh where 13 women died after sterilisation surgery at a state-run camp.

Japan man burns to death in protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 21:08
A Japanese man has burned himself to death in Tokyo in an apparent protest against a recent shift in military policy.

NHS 'jeopardised' Ashya King's care

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:57
A group of respected doctors tell the NHS the decision to fund Ashya King's proton beam therapy could cause "actual harm".

China Agrees To Greenhouse Gas Cap; U.S. Will Accelerate Cuts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:25

The unexpected breakthrough by the world's two largest polluters reflected both nations' desire to display a united front, and could inspire other reluctant developing countries to follow suit.

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Supreme Court Case Seeks Source Of Alabama Gerrymandering

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 20:03

The Court is being asked to decide whether a 2010 state legislative redistricting in Alabama overloaded some districts with black Democrats on the basis of race or party.

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Club patron resigns over Ched Evans

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:59
Television presenter Charlie Webster resigns as a patron of Sheffield United after the football club allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to return to training.

Wave flood maps 'underestimate risk'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50
The Environment Agency is reviewing the flood risk around the English coastline from high waves.

John Doar Remembered As A Civil Rights Pioneer

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:50

A top civil rights lawyer for the Justice Department in the turbulent 1960s, John Doar made his mark fighting racial discrimination.

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WW1 pilot the 'luckiest man alive'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:21
The WW1 airman who fell out of his plane - and back in again

Ministers' shale gas 'hype' attacked

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:16
Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre tell the BBC.

Mexico party offices set ablaze

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 19:07
Mexicans angry at the handling of the disappearance of 43 students six weeks ago attack ruling party building and fight with police.

Free childcare scheme 'underfunded'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:37
The government's scheme offering free childcare for young people is facing chronic underfunding, according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Brazil police 'kill six a day'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:37
Brazilian police have killed more than 11,000 people over the past five years, averaging about six killings a day, an NGO says.

Diversity 'key to London GCSE gains'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:36
The high success rate enjoyed by GCSE students in London is explained by the higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in the capital, research finds.

Unpaid internships 'favour the rich'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:33
Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, suggests research for an education charity.

Olympic borough Newham 'least active'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:27
The London Borough of Newham which hosted the 2012 Olympics is the least physically active place in England, say researchers.

Mind control used to switch on genes

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 18:25
Swiss researchers develop a way to "switch on" specific genes using the power of the mind.

In pictures: For the Fallen

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:54
The corner of a foreign field

12 data maps that sum up London

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:51
12 data maps that sum up London

VIDEO: World's most expensive watch sold

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 17:50
The world's most expensive watch has sold at auction in Geneva for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m).