National / International News

VIDEO: Former Islam radical's Syria warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 20:37
Morten Storm says he turned his back on radicalism to become a double agent working against terrorism

Diabetes drugs 'may not be best'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 18:45
The downsides of taking medication for type-2 diabetes may exceed the benefits for some patients, researchers warn.

Mina competes again for crime award

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 18:41
Author Denise Mina could make it a hat-trick win as she finds herself again in the running for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.

Robots might roam UK nuclear sites

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 18:34
Robots could soon be roaming over decommissioned nuclear sites and abandoned coal mines in the UK to test their ability to work autonomously.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:50
China's manufacturing activity grows at its fastest pace for six months in June, adding to signs that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

Gibraltar reaction 'must be robust'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:18
UK must "get off the fence" in row with Spanish government and set out "more robust" response to incursions into British waters, MPs say.

Supreme Court Deals A Blow To Public Employee Unions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 17:09

The justices ruled 5-4 to allow workers who don't join the union and don't pay any fees to get the same benefits as those who do pay union dues.

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Nigeria 'raids Boko Haram cell'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:48
Nigeria's military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls.

Underground workers due to strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:45
Power control staff on London Underground are due to begin an eight-day strike in a row over conditions.

Mertesacker defends Germany display

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:39
Germany's Per Mertesacker says winning is all that counts after criticism of their laboured last-16 victory over Algeria.

Ukraine's President Ends Ceasefire, Vows To 'Free Our Lands'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:23

The truce lasted for 10 days, even though Ukrainian authorities said the ceasefire had been violated many times by pro-Russian separatists and 27 Ukrainian troops had been killed.

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Roads 'too dangerous' for cyclists

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:20
More than half of British adults believe the roads in their local area are too dangerous to cycle on, suggests a BBC poll.

Europe: The power battles begin again

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:19
Gavin Hewitt on the new European Parliament power struggles

VIDEO: Fly-tipping along country lanes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:18
As new tougher punishments are announced for fly-tippers, BBC South East shows how it caught one offender using a tracking device hidden in some dumped rubbish.

Mother's op book helps ill children

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:51
The mother whose books helped ill children tackle fear

In pictures: Battling Ebola in West Africa

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:50
The battle against West Africa's massive Ebola outbreak

Bayeux Tapestry gets new ending

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:50
The embroiderers who finished the Bayeux Tapestry

The view from 'Pillinger Point'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:48
'Pillinger Point' - a tribute to British space scientist Colin Pillinger

The man who 'discovered' hay fever

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:45
Why was hay fever once seen as an upper-class disease?

Higgs boson spills secrets as LHC prepared for return

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-30 15:43
What does Higgs boson tell us about lifetime of the Universe?
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