National / International News

A Year Later, Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Gone, But Siege Remains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:46

The Damascus suburb hit by a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago remains surrounded by Syrian government forces who are still trying to squeeze the rebels out.

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'Choking' death response examined

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:38
The ambulance service is investigating its response to a six-year-old girl believed to have choked to death while on holiday in Gwynedd.

Second sprint gold for teenager Lyle

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:36
Sprinter Maria Lyle, 14, claims her second gold medal at the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea.

Would A Prize Help Speed Development Of Ebola Treatments?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:34

Even though the current outbreak in West Africa has become the largest ever, Ebola isn't the most attractive business proposition for drugmakers. The right financial incentives might change that.

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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:29

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick, most likely with Ebola. The world was deeply touched. And hoped for a miracle. But his story has a sad end.

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VIDEO: Possible Ebola case in Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:19
A suspected case of Ebola is being assessed in County Donegal, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has said

National Guard to leave Ferguson

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:15
The National Guard is set to withdraw from the St Louis suburb where a black teenager was killed by police this month, as tensions ease.

Carlin claims 800m freestyle gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 11:03
Jazz Carlin wins Britain's fourth gold in the pool at the European Championships, while there is a silver for Ross Murdoch.

Stowaway survivor 'feared death'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:57
Tilbury Docks container stowaway tells BBC he feared for his life

Moody quits Palace over text claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:56
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.

Balotelli v Suarez: Why always them?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:46
Goals, bust-ups and biting - a comparison of Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli as Liverpool look to replace one controversial striker with another.

Warming 'pause' may last until 2025

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.

160,000 names on 'suckers' list

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
More than 160,000 people whose names are on a "suckers list" are to be contacted about how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:43

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.

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AEL Limassol 1-2 Tottenham

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:42
Tottenham fight back from a goal down to take a 2-1 advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Cypriots Limassol.

Hints of elusive early stars found

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:33
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.

VIDEO: On the front line against IS fighters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:27
Even though Islamic State threatened to murder another American hostage, there were another six US air strikes

Last debate at Holyrood before vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:26
Members of the Scottish parliament debate the country's future, ahead of the referendum on independence.

Canada MP quits party over Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:24
A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:08
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system
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