National / International News

U.S. Court Weighs Texas Law's Burden On Women Seeking Abortions

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:40

The law — which mandates stricter building codes for clinics that perform the procedure — has already forced the closure of dozens of clinics that provide abortion.

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Oil price dips below $50 a barrel

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:37
The price of Brent Crude oil has fallen below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009.

A Bed Of Mouse Cells Helps Human Cells Thrive In The Lab

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:37

Researchers have developed a powerful method for growing human cells in the laboratory that has led to some unusual findings. Cell tests suggest a malaria drug might work against cervical cancer.

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VIDEO: 'Paddington' dog abandoned at station

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:19
An animal charity has been "inundated" with offers of help after a dog was abandoned at a railway station.

Smith equals Bradman & Kallis record

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 23:19
Australia captain Steve Smith scores his fourth century in successive Tests to put his side in control against India.

VIDEO: Hospital 'major incident' due to A&E rush

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:48
Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has declared a major incident as it struggles to cope with demand at its Accident and Emergency department.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:42
Leicester beat Chelsea to Kramaric signing, Real Madrid close on Norway teenager Odegaard, Hodgson praise for Kane, plus more.

Schools' concern over self harm rise

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:39
Teaching unions are concerned over the rising number of 10-19 year olds who are admitted to hospital in Wales after self-harming.

VIDEO: AirAsia plane's tail found in Java Sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:37
Officials in Indonesia have confirmed they have found the tail of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 plane that crashed in the Java Sea on 28 December

Teenager stabbed to death in street

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:33
A teenager dies after he was stabbed in east London.

Sainsbury's outlook 'challenging'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:33
Sainsbury's warns of a "challenging" outlook after reporting a drop in like-for-like sales over the key Christmas trading period.

Motorola heads back into China

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:31
Motorola says it is to re-enter the Chinese smartphone market from February with at least three products.

BBC Sound Of 2015: Stormzy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:14
Number three: Unsigned grime artist Stormzy

Residents' say on waste incinerator

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 22:10
The public gets its say on plans to burn hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste a year collected by five councils across north Wales.

Sturgeon to double MND nurse numbers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:55
The NHS is to begin funding the specialist nurses who care for motor neurone disease patients in Scotland.

PM defends NHS line of death claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:49
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his description of Offa's Dyke as a "line between life and death" due to cuts in Welsh NHS funding.

Divers Spot Tail Of AirAsia Plane In Java Sea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:48

It's the first confirmed sighting of any major wreckage 11 days after Flight 8501 disappeared with 162 people on board, an official said.

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Gunmen, 1 Victim Dead In Shooting At Texas VA Clinic

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 21:35

An unidentified gunman opened fire at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System clinic Tuesday afternoon. The shooter and an unidentified victim are dead.

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Deadly blast hits Yemen capital

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 20:42
Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security forces say.

Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 20:39
The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, say Indonesian officials, raising hopes of recovering the "black box".