National / International News

Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:37
The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.

Wiggins wins world time trial title

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:34
Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins clinches his first road world title with a thrilling time trial victory at the World Championships in Spain.

Trinity Mirror in phone-hack payout

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:23
Trinity Mirror admits for the first time that some of its journalists were involved in phone hacking as it agrees to pay compensation to four people.

Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:17

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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India coal scandal permits scrapped

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:10
India's top court scraps almost all coal mining permits awarded since 1993 in a corruption scandal which has cost the country tens of billions of dollars.

Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:09
Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

India Mars mission arrives in orbit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:53
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:44
Why Indian mission costs less than a Hollywood movie

Novel antibiotic class created

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:39
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.

Art show called off after protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:22
A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.

Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:18

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:15

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Unions set for three days of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:14
The PCS union confirms a strike for 15 October which could be the third consecutive day of strikes by major public sector unions over pay.

Yahoo prodigy opts for university

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:08
The 18-year-old coder who was paid millions to sell his app to Yahoo has decided to go to university in the UK rather than work full-time in the US.

Robinson 'not planning to step down'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42
First Minister Peter Robinson denies he has any plans to stand down before the next Northern Ireland Assembly election.

Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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EU in biggest ever crime crackdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:37
Police forces in the European Union have made 1,000 arrests in their biggest-ever co-ordinated crackdown on organised crime, Europol announces.

Children save dad after wasp sting

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:26
Two Belfast children are praised for helping to save their father who went into anaphylactic shock while driving after being stung by a wasp.
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