National / International News

VIDEO: King of Tonga formally crowned

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 20:08
Tupou VI has been formally crowned king of Tonga in the capital, Nuku'alofa.

Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 19:58
The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, is formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne.

Last UK bodies returning from Tunisia

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 19:49
The final five bodies of British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are due to be flown back to the UK later.

Ukraine far-right in war march

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 19:38
A 1,000-strong rally called by Ukraine's ultra-nationalists is held in the capital, Kiev, demanding a formal declaration of war on rebels in the east.

Tories to change inheritance tax rule

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 19:03
Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Shot PC's family 'wait for justice'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 18:42
The family of the police officer shot by gunman Raoul Moat are still waiting for justice five years later, his grieving twin brother says.

Call for improved urinary catheters

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:43
A leading researcher says industry must "wake up and invest more" in urinary catheters

VIDEO: Judge recognises school friend in dock

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:21
A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.

Iran nuclear deal 'never closer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:21
Iran's foreign minister uses a YouTube posting to say a comprehensive agreement over its nuclear programme has never been closer.

Brazil unveils Rio Olympics torch

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 17:04
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff unveils the torch to be used at the 2016 Olympics and says the Rio Games will bring "honour and pride".

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:51
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Small tube - big problem

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:36
Catheter use 'needs a rethink'

VIDEO: 'I'm HIV positive ... will you touch me?'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:05
The HIV positive man challenging public perceptions

War hero on South Korean stamp

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 16:03
A British war hero, who fought in the Korean War, is commemorated on a South Korean stamp.

VIDEO: Why isn’t there more booing in theatres?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:53
Will Gompertz wonders why theatre audiences don't express their dissatisfaction more audibly.

How Italia 90 changed England

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:47
How Italia 90 changed England

Was HG Wells the first to think of the atom bomb?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:40
Did a science fiction writer predict the atom bomb 30 years before?

Now you can authorize mobile payments with a selfie

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:27

Most people aren't paying for things with their phones just yet. If you are, maybe you're just getting used to using your fingerprint to authorize a transaction.

MasterCard is blazing right ahead with an app that will let you pay for items with your face.

Technically, you pay using your MasterCard, obviously. But to authorize your mobile payment, you look at your camera's selfie cam and blink once to prove you're a human.

This story has everything America loves: Buying stuff, cell phones and selfies.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!

Footballers attempt to break record

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:26
Amateur footballers in Edinburgh are attempting to break the world record for the longest 11-a-side match by playing for 105 hours.

The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-03 15:20
The special water flown in for the royal christening