National / International News

How many elephants in the room?

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 17:13
Elephants are a popular token of scale in measurements of very large things. Why, asks Anthony Reuben.

VIDEO: Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 16:50
Pro-Russian activists have broken into the regional administration buildings

Rwanda: 100 days of slaughter

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 16:25
Why and how did Rwanda's genocide happen?

Libyan oil blockade partially lifted

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 16:19
Two oil terminals reopen in eastern Libya, after militiamen agree gradually to end their oil blockade as they reach a deal with the government.

Mainframes clock up half-century

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:39
The first IBM mainframe was unveiled 50 years ago and the machines continue to play a key role in business today.

How Public Health Advocates Are Trying To Reach Nonvaccinators

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:21

With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.

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VIDEO: Indian elections: Two-minute guide

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:15
What the world’s biggest election looks like in figures

VIDEO: World Cup to champion street children

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:11
The Street Child World Cup has taken place Rio de Janeiro ahead of the main FIFA event in June.

IT firm boosted by £4.6m investment

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:11
Aberdeen-based private equity firm Maven Capital Partners is pumping £4.6m into an expanding IT services firm.

Pro-Russians storm Ukraine buildings

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:08
Pro-Russian protesters storm government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities, calling for a referendum on independence.

Spending on pavements falls sharply

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:07
Spending on pavement maintenance in Scotland has fallen sharply, according to figures obtained under freedom of information legislation.

Shale industry faces reality check

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:02
Is shale gas really the answer to our energy needs?

Unions contest East Coast rail sale

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 15:00
Rail unions launch a legal battle over reprivatisation of the East Coast line, and challenge two other franchise extensions.

Barclays sells UAE banking unit

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:44
Barclays sells is retail banking business in the United Arab Emirates to Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank for £107m ($177m).

Norwich sack manager Hughton

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:34
Premier League strugglers Norwich sack manager Chris Hughton and replace him with youth coach Neil Adams.

Meet Singapore's coffee king

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:30
From one coffee bar to a 99-strong chain

Fighting For Rwanda's Justice In France

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:29

The first Rwandan genocide trial to take place in France sent a man to prison for 25 years last month. Dafroza Gauthier and her organization helped make that conviction possible.

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Hamilton revels in F1's rude health

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:28
One of Lewis Hamilton's greatest drives could silence the sport's most high-profile detractors, writes Andrew Benson in Bahrain

'Everton played with style, power and arrogance'

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 14:22
Roberto Martinez's side will be in the Champions League at Arsenal's expense unless their vanquished visitors regain momentum

'Dozens die' in Nigeria gun attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-04-06 13:52
Seventy-nine people are reportedly killed in northern Nigeria, in an attack blamed by police on gunmen from the Fulani community.
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