National / International News

Child detained without food or water

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:43
A 16-year-old girl was held in police custody for almost two days without food or water, a government report has found.

Europe's mini spaceplane set to fly

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:38
The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.

Casual Vacancy: from page to screen

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:16
JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy gets small screen makeover

What will Saudi Arabia's new king do?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:02
The 79-year-old King Salman has taken the Saudi throne, promising security and stability. Four experts explain how the country may change under his reign.

Muslims and extremism: A difficult dialogue

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 17:00
Reaching out to the complex and multi-faceted Muslim community is fraught with potential pitfalls, says Jawad Iqbal.

Defeating cancer, the 'evil genius'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:58
Can we win the war against cancer? Over the past 18 months, Panorama has followed a group of patients on drug trials. Some who'd been given months to live, are keeping cancer at bay for years.

U.S. Says Ebola Mission In West Africa Is Coming To An End

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:56

At the peak of the Ebola outbreak, the U.S. sent 2,800 Department of Defense personnel. Most who are still there will be back home by April 30.

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Espionage case puts metadata on trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:54
Is US government playing dirty to silence whistleblowers?

A curious British airship experiment

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:52
How a curious experiment took place on a giant airship

Is an American degree worth the cost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:49
Nowhere in the world does it cost as much to go to university as it does in the US. The BBC's Katty Kay asks if an American degree is worth it.

New Report Examines Lynchings And Their Legacy In The United States

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:44

The report by the Equal Justice Initiative says that the number of victims in the American South was more than 20 percent higher than was thought, and that the phenomenon was a form of terrorism.

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Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:15
Iron Curtain history in Soviet and East European shop windows

What does record TV deal mean?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:15
Will clubs pay for fans to attend games? Will the price of TV subscriptions go up? BBC Sport answers the key questions.

Club don't want to sack me - Pearson

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:07
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson says he has a "very good" relationship with the club owners, who do not want to sack him.

VIDEO: The Japanese town that was poisoned

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:05
The industrial disaster which devastated a Japanese town

VIDEO: 'We cross ourselves then help people'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:02
Life as a paramedic in war-torn Donetsk

NBC Suspends Brian Williams For 6 Months, Without Pay

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 16:00

The evening news anchor had stepped down voluntarily after he said on air that a helicopter he was on had been hit by fire over Iraq. He later admitted he had "misremembered" the episode.

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The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 15:58
The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing

The bull whose semen is worth $3,000 a shot

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 15:57
The animal whose semen is worth $3,000 a shot

Referendum letter probe to be held

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 15:54
Seven senior councillors in Aberdeen are to face a Standards Commission investigation into a letter sent to residents ahead of the referendum.