National / International News

Android ID flaw exposes smartphones

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 05:00
A security firm warns of a flaw in the way Android ID checks apps that puts thousands of smartphones and tablets at risk.

White House Says Delayed Action On Climate Change Could Cost Billions

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:48

The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.

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'Revenge porn' anonymity 'must end'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:44
Peers reject calls for a new law on "revenge porn" but urge social media sites to prevent users hiding behind anonymous screen names.

Who believes compatibility ratings on dating websites?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:42
OKCupid has been telling users they're a good match when they're not.

VIDEO: How To Die: WW1 poem animation

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:32
Sassoon's celebrated WW1 poem in animation

Boyfriend killed six-week-old baby

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:28
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is found guilty of manslaughter.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:23
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

Mexico firm rues false quake alarm

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:22
SkyAlert, a Mexican company which issues seismic warnings, apologises for sending a false earthquake alert to users in Mexico City on Monday.

Japan girl 'admits dismemberment'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:19
The Japanese schoolgirl arrested on Sunday has reportedly confessed to killing and dismembering her classmate, say local media

Mortgage approvals back on the rise

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:57
The number of people taking out mortgages is back on the rise, according to figures from the Bank of England.

Jail for cancer hospital fraudster

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:52
An NHS worker is jailed for four years over a fraud in which £642,000 meant for cancer drugs was stolen from a leading hospital.

Man drowns in lake flag incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:50
A 68-year-old man drowns while trying to swim to a lake island to remove two Irish tricolour flags in County Armagh.

Murder probe after injured OAP dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:48
An 85-year-old woman, Eleanor Whitelaw, who was found seriously injured in her Edinburgh home, dies two weeks later.

Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:47

It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heatstroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.

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China Puts Former Top Communist Party Official Under Investigation

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:42

Former security czar Zhou Yongkang is accused of "serious disciplinary violation," which often implies that criminal corruption charges will follow.

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Bankers should 'swear ethics oath'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:40
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.

Diesels face £10 pollution charge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:40
Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars about £10 to drive into central London to tackle high levels of air pollution, are being considered.

Lorry driver denies road rage murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:34
A lorry driver accused of using his vehicle to drive over and murder another motorist denies being a "bully" behind the wheel of his truck.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:29
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn (£1.9bn), but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

Gold medallist fails drugs test

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 03:19
Weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria is provisionally suspended from Commonwealth Games for failing a drugs test.
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