National / International News

Construction Begins On California's $68 Billion High-Speed Rail Line

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:53

Once completed, the line could travel faster than 200 miles an hour and get people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours. But the project only has a fifth of the funding it needs.

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VIDEO: Lucky escape as car smashes into office

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:38
Workers in a real estate company in Toledo in southern Brazil had a lucky escape when a car crashed into their office.

VIDEO: Moment 1795 time capsule is opened

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 18:29
A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.

Hi-tech helps cyclists stay safe

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:51
Smart pedals that warn when a bike is stolen and helmets for cyclists that spot an imminent collision have been unveiled at CES.

Hillsborough families attend service

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:24
Families of victims of the Hillsborough disaster attend a service to mark the relocation of a memorial to the tragedy.

Two Small Earthquakes Shake Dallas; Jokes Ensue

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:12

Some residents said they felt nothing; some worried about the effects of fracking; others joked about it all.

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Asian shares continue to fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 17:08
Asians stocks continue to lose ground on Wednesday as further falls in oil prices, together with concerns over the eurozone's economy, fuelled investor worries.

'Record-breaking' Homecoming 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:25
A record-breaking two million people attended more than 1,000 Homecoming events across Scotland last year, VisitScotland says.

Do party leaders really win elections?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:14
The media often focuses its coverage of elections on the merits of party leaders - but are they really that important to outcome, asks Prof Archie Brown.

Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 16:00
A trial of a potential drug to treat Ebola has started at a Medecins Sans Frontieres centre in Liberia.

Obama's five key Middle East battlegrounds in 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:55
BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus identifies five key Middle Eastern problems that need to stay high on President Obama's agenda in 2015.

Schools 'struggle' with self harm

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:54
Schools are struggling to cope with the number of pupils self harming, two major teaching unions say.

In pictures: In Shackleton's footsteps

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:50
The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps

'Hospitals just can't cope'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:42
Just one story, the crisis at Britain's over-stretched Accident & Emergency departments, dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

Children's mental health 'a worry'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:29
Parents in the UK are more likely to worry about their children's mental well-being than any other health issue, suggests research.

Furore over novel depicting Muslim-run France

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A provocative new novel stirs fierce debate

FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission.

VIDEO: Out of the ashes of 9/11, a new church

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:19
The Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:14
Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics and cartoons?

Four killed, three injured in crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 15:10
Four people are killed and three others seriously injured in a crash in County Kildare in the Republic of Ireland.