National / International News

NHS facing 'very, very big challenge'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:04
The NHS must stop wasting money if it is to meet the "very, very big challenge" it faces, the health secretary says.

IMF asks Fed to delay rate rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 06:02
The International Monetary Fund urges the US Federal Reserve to delay any interest rate rise until 2016.

No Suarez v Chiellini in CL final

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:51
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Champions League final between Juventus and Barcelona.

Apartments Lure Students With Free Access To Tanning Beds

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:48

Indoor tanning boosts the risk of skin cancer, yet half of apartments close to the University of Texas, Austin, offer free use of tanning beds. Many let minors use the machines, which is illegal.

» E-Mail This

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Announce 2nd White House Bid Today

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:48

In a new video, the Republican, whose 2012 run for president imploded after an "oops" moment during a televised debate, touts his 14 years as Texas governor.

» E-Mail This

Why is it hard to make 1% cuts?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:43
Do the chancellor's 3% cuts mean that's it for three years of cutting?

Miliband's first speech after defeat

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:29
Ed Miliband urges action against inequality in his first Commons speech since his resignation as Labour leader.

Merkel open to treaty changes for UK

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:11
Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.

Royal Mail stake to be sold off

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 05:03
The government's remaining 30% stake in the Royal Mail is to be sold off to help pay down the deficit, George Osborne announces.

Memes make light of India Maggi ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:56
Humour and health concerns dominate Indian Twitter users' reaction to the temporary ban on Maggi noodles in some states.

Italy arrests over migrant contracts

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:51
Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.

VIDEO: Merkel on 'Europe of different speeds'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:49
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she and British PM David Cameron can both pursue "a Europe at different speeds".

Man Fatally Shot In Boston Was Planning Attack On Police, Officials Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:48

Usaama Rahim, 26, who was shot and killed on Tuesday after he lunged at authorities with a large, military-style knife, had been plotting to attack "boys in blue," according to an affidavit.

» E-Mail This

Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields Green

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:47

Climate change has made some soil in Bangladesh more salty. Many farmers have to leave fields fallow. But what if there were rice varieties that could naturally tolerate the salty conditions?

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: Ed Miliband: 'I used to be famous'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:43
The former Labour leader Ed Miliband has made his first speech in the House of Commons since the general election.

VIDEO: Are whiter teeth worth the risks?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:29
As the British Dental Association warns teenagers against using home bleaching kits, TV personality Francesca Newman-Young and celebrity dentist Dr Mervyn Druian discuss the benefits and dangers of tooth-whitening.

London comes top for cocaine flushing

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:26
Scientists have established that London has the highest concentration of cocaine in sewage of anywhere surveyed in Europe.

Baidu disqualified from AI test

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:17
Chinese search engine Baidu's unexpected victory in AI test has been cancelled after it emerged that it broke the contest's rules.

South Africa to probe bribe claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:15
An elite police unit in South Africa is to launch a preliminary inquiry into allegations that officials paid bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup.

Whittingdale quizzed on BBC future

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 04:14
John Whittingdale faces questions in the House of Commons about the BBC licence fee and the renewal of its royal charter for the first time since becoming culture secretary.