National / International News

Has Royal Mail reason to celebrate its 'first' birthday?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:44
The service celebrates a 'first' birthday

Mexico 'drug lord' Carrillo arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:37
The alleged leader of Mexico's powerful Juarez drug cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, has been arrested, officials say.

New appeal over missing ex-prisoner

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:34
Police attempting to trace a missing ex-prisoner who is unlawfully at large issue a fresh appeal for help.

'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:34
Growing mushroom cushions and making plastic from air

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.

VIDEO: Jimmy Page: How we wrote Stairway

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:12
Jimmy Page reveals how Led Zeppelin created 1971 classic

Private sector pay 'to rise fastest'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:09
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report.

Hodgson buoyed by England desire

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:05
Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in breaking down San Marino in Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

Meerkat-cam uses TV white space

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:04
A wireless technology is being tested at London Zoo to film meerkats, giant tortoises and otters and stream their daily lives to YouTube

VIDEO: Using white space to watch tortoises

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:04
London Zoo is live streaming video of three animals - Galapagos tortoises, otters and meerkats - to YouTube using technology called TV White Space.

Why are killer bees so dangerous?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:02
What happens when thousands of killer bees attack?

Antibiotic resistance rise continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:01
Antibiotics prescriptions and cases of resistant bacteria in England have continued to soar despite dire warnings and campaigns, figures show.

Parents face online homework dilemma

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:59
Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.

Report: Amazon To Open Brick-And-Mortar Store

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:46

The Wall Street Journal reports the online retailer's store will also serve as a mini-warehouse that could provide same-day delivery the New York region.

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Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:45
US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as reports say the militants have lost ground.

VIDEO: Is #MyCleanIndia really going viral?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:13
Are Indians taking up PM Modi's clean-up challenge?

Man charged with Portstewart murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:11
A 32-year-old man is charged with the murder of a woman at her home in County Londonderry in June.

Team hurt by Pietersen row - Strauss

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 13:56
Ex-skipper Andrew Strauss says the England team, rather than individual players, is the main victim of the Kevin Pietersen row.

Ebola: Does The Risk Justify The Intensity Of Coverage?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-09 13:55

A series of developments over the past 24 hours have made one Ebola case feel like an epidemic. But the truth is the risk of Ebola spreading in the United States is the same it's been for months.

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VIDEO: French author wins Nobel prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 13:43
French author Patrick Modiano, whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for literature.