National / International News

The man who seemed not to notice danger

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:41
The man who flew 487 different planes

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:31
What brought pop stars' duet to a premature end?

White House security lapses detailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:55
An intruder armed with a knife managed to dodge guards and enter the White House in September because of a series of lapses, a report finds.

'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:51

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.

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Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:50
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.

VIDEO: India hangs on to food protection

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:45
A major world trade deal looks solved now that India and the US have resolved a row over food subsidies but India is keeping part of its status quo - for now.

Border drink-drive advice issued

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:37
A health board issues advice to motorists crossing from England into Scotland ahead of new drink-driving limits starting north of the border.

Service to be held for fishermen

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:34
A memorial service will be held in Fraserburgh later for three fishermen who died when their boat sank off the coast of Northumberland.

Sturgeon to be appointed SNP leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:33
Nicola Sturgeon will formally take over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond as the party's annual conference gets under way in Perth.

Bottoms return to Rik Mayall TV bench

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:11
A roadside bench matching the one that featured at the start of BBC sitcom Bottom is due to be officially installed after an online campaign by fans of Rik Mayall.

How a bear became a national treasure

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:09
How a teddy became the face of Children in Need

Youth parliament to meet in Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:08
The UK Youth Parliament meets in the House of Commons to begin Parliament Week, as one Commons committee offers proposals to increase political participation.

Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:06

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

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S&P gives Twitter debt 'junk' status

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:56
US ratings agency Standard and Poors gives social media giant Twitter's debt "junk" status, which is three notches below investment grade.

BBC gears up for Children in Need

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:49
The BBC is gearing up for its annual Children In Need fundraising gala, which will feature performances from a host of celebrity names.

Cancer rate to 'push NHS to limit'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:40
The NHS will be "pushed to its limit" by a 1,000 new cancer patients per day within two years, says charity Macmillan.

NHS has repeated data breaches

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:39
There are nearly 2,500 breaches of patient confidentiality by the NHS each year, according to an investigation by a privacy campaign group.

Australia 'violated Fifa bid rules'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:37
A Fifa report into claims of corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups accuses Australia of breaking its rules.

Polish woman 'returns from the dead'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:32
A 91-year-old Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a morgue after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.

Come on feel the noise?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 15:19
The bike saddle that plays music