National / International News

Arts Council boss makes funding plea

BBC - 3 hours 59 min ago
Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.

Increase in outside visitors to NI

BBC - 4 hours 2 min ago
The number of visitors to Northern Ireland from outside the country increased in 2014, but they spent less money, new statistics show

'Moose' worm targets home routers

BBC - 4 hours 3 min ago
A malicious worm called moose that targets poorly protected home routers has been uncovered by security researchers.

VIDEO: Dyke: Blatter 'must take responsibility'

BBC - 4 hours 6 min ago
The chairman of England's Football Association Greg Dyke says Fifa president Sepp Blatter ''must take responsibility'' following the arrests of several senior officials on corruption charges.

Wozniacki loses to Goerges in Paris

BBC - 4 hours 9 min ago
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki loses in straight sets to Julia Goerges in the French Open second round.

Scores plan for university degrees

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
Universities should show students' achievement with points scores, as well as the existing degree grades, says a higher education think tank.

More UK students study overseas

BBC - 4 hours 12 min ago
Students are increasingly opting to study overseas as part of their undergraduate degrees, research suggests.

GoPro to make a quadcopter drone

BBC - 4 hours 16 min ago
The action camera-maker GoPro reveals plans to make its own quadcopter drone, and also unveils kit to aid virtual reality filmmakers.

The siblings who share a donor parent

BBC - 4 hours 18 min ago
The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world

Blatter hosts emergency Fifa meeting

BBC - 4 hours 34 min ago
Fifa president Sepp Blatter chairs an emergency meeting as football's world governing body is mired in crisis following the arrest of seven top officials.

EU reform: What's in it for the others?

BBC - 4 hours 46 min ago
How open is the rest of Europe to David Cameron's EU reform plans and can he win their support? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines the diplomatic battle.

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

NPR News - 4 hours 48 min ago

The Pentagon says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.

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Man dies after lorries crash on M74

BBC - 4 hours 51 min ago
A 49-year-old man dies after the cattle lorry he was driving collided with another lorry on the M74 in South Lanarkshire.

Trident concerns 'not been proved'

BBC - 4 hours 56 min ago
The UK's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says a whistleblower's concerns about Trident nuclear submarine safety at Faslane on the Clyde have not been proved.

Cameron kicks off difficult diplomatic EU dance

BBC - 4 hours 56 min ago
The UK prime minister will find a widespread appetite for change in Europe, but not always the change he has in mind.

Non-Academic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

NPR News - 4 hours 56 min ago

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?

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'I didn't come back to be second'

BBC - 4 hours 58 min ago
Four-time Olympic medallist Katherine Grainger has one thing in mind ahead of her European Rowing Championships return.

Officer in 'prostitute sex' charge

BBC - 5 hours 4 min ago
A Merseyside police officer who allegedly engaged in a sex act with a prostitute while on duty is charged.

VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors

BBC - 5 hours 9 min ago
Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

Mortgage approvals 'jumped' in April

BBC - 5 hours 13 min ago
There was a "significant pre-election jump" in the number of mortgage applications being approved, according to the High Street banks.

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