National / International News

Charles 'knows limitations' of Crown

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:55
Prince Charles understands the "necessary and proper limitations" of a monarch - despite "ill-informed" media speculation, an official says.

Pentagon 'boss' keen to arm Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:54
The White House's pick for defence secretary has said he is "inclined" to send weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian-backed rebels. Pentagon 'chief' inclined to send weapons to Ukraine

VIDEO: Why Jordan's tribal system matters

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:45
As the tribe of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh calls for revenge over his killing, BBC News asks how much power Jordan's tribes wield.

Loyalist Rea 'being investigated'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:30
A former loyalist prisoner trying to stop police obtaining interviews he gave to a US university project is being investigated over offences of "the utmost gravity" a court has heard.

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:19

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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US watchdog to defend net neutrality

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:11
The chairman of the US's communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.

FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:51
MPs take evidence on counter-terrorism and foreign fighters.

Doctor not guilty of performing FGM

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:46
An NHS doctor is cleared of performing female genital mutilation on a young mother.

Air travel today is safer than ever

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:45
Shocking pictures of another plane crash should not lead us to believe that flying is more dangerous than in the past, says Richard Westcott.

VIDEO: Foreign Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:45
MPs take evidence from Sir John Chilcot, on the Iraq Inquiry.

Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:42

A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of ending up in special education later.

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Payments row council boss to stay

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:41
One of the council chief executives involved in an unlawful payments scandal is staying in his post.

Raikkonen ends Jerez test on top

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:32
Kimi Raikkonen completes a successful first pre-season test for Ferrari by setting the pace on the final day at Jerez.

Day in pictures: 4 February 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:19
Images from around the world: 4 February

GM shares rise after surprise profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:18
Shares in North American car giant General Motors rise more than 3% after it announces fourth-quarter net income of $1.1bn.

US to destroy chemical weapons cache

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:16
The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.

New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:09

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.

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VIDEO: Man arrested for Birmingham car-jack

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:07
A 25-year-old man is arrested after footage showing a woman being dragged alongside her car as it was stolen was released.

VIDEO: Peter Greste arrives in Brisbane

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:50
Peter Greste, the Australian Al-Jazeera journalist freed after 400 days in jail in Egypt arrives in Brisbane.