National / International News

Active Sun sparks lightning strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 17:27
High-speed charged particles from the Sun are influencing the number of lightning strikes on Earth, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Inside September 11 memorial museum

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 17:20
The BBC tours the September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, which tells the stories of the more than 2,700 people who died in the city, of those who survived, and of how the world has changed since that day.

Brazil to pay WW2 rubber workers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 17:08
The Brazilian Congress approves a plan to compensate workers sent to rubber plantations in the Amazon during World War Two.

Japan posts strong quarterly growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 17:05
Japan's economy grows at the fastest pace in nearly three years due to increased spending as consumers rush to beat the introduction of a sales tax rise.

Attack In Thai Capital Leaves Two Dead, A Score Wounded

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:59

Explosions and gunfire rocked an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thai officials say.

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HIV testing offered in Tesco store

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:46
A sexual health charity is to offer HIV tests at a supermarket in Slough.

Screening hope for premature labour

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:35
Scientists have developed a blood test which can predict whether women having early contractions will go on to give birth too soon.

Hagel: U.S. Drones Searching For Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:30

The defense secretary confirmed that unmanned reconnaissance aircraft were being used to look for 270 girls abducted by Islamic militants last month.

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Universal Credit fraud fears raised

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 16:15
Government attempts to cut fraud by introducing the Universal Credit benefit system could be "seriously undermined" by difficulties with housing benefit, MPs say.

VIDEO: Abalone: New Zealand's 'black gold'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:56
It may not be as famous as an oyster, but across Asia the humble abalone is a popular delicacy - and New Zealand is cashing in.

In pictures: Protests after Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion in Turkey

Sevilla 0-0 Benfica (Sevilla win 4-2 on penalties)

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Sevilla win the Europa League by beating Benfica - who have now lost their last eight European finals - 4-2 on penalties.

Ticket scams 'cost victims £3.7m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:40
Ticket scammers defrauded victims out of £3.7m in 2013 with music lovers and holidaymakers the worst hit, police say.

In pictures: California wildfire

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:22
Wildfire in the coastal city of Carlsbad

In Kansas, Professors Must Now Watch What They Tweet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:12

Last fall, a University of Kansas professor criticized the National Rifle Association in a tweet. Wednesday, the Kansas Board of Regents approved a strict social media policy for university employees.

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Nigerians defy terror to keep learning

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:07
Nigerian students defy terror to keep learning

VIDEO: Street art, indoors - and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:05
An exhibition of international street art in Portugal, examining the role of women in modern Iran through the paintings of Afshin Pirhashemi - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Glimpse of Victorian life in London

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04
Whistler's pictures of Victorian life along the River Thames

Regulators Couldn't Close U.S. Mine Despite Poor Safety Record

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it had no authority to shut down the W.Va. mine where two people were killed this week, despite having cited it for numerous violations.

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Can economics be a laughing matter?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:03
Can economics be a laughing matter?

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