National / International News

Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:04
Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.

Alcohol floor price under fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:03
Government measures to reduce the sale of cheap alcohol have been criticised by health researchers.

Norway best country for older people

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:02
Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.

Quiz: Car tax discs, pensions and wages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:01
Test your knowledge of changes affecting finances on 1 October

Record £22.5m boost for Welsh rugby

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:01
The Welsh Rugby Union hails another year of record investment in the game as it publishes its annual report for 2014.

The 'click-bait' internet firm

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:55
The $250m internet firm at the forefront of 'lowbrow click-bait'

VIDEO: Students travel by robotic sofa

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:53
A team of engineering students from the University of New South Wales in Australia has created a robotic couch to travel around campus.

Paris St-Germain 3-2 Barcelona

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:45
Barcelona suffer their first defeat of the season as PSG move top of Group F after a thrilling 3-2 Champions League win.

Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:39

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

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Nigeria and Senegal 'contain' Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:38
Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to have been contained, US health authorities say, with no new cases there since August.

Draw not decisive, says Pellegrini

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:33
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side will fight on after Roma deny them a Champions League win.

VIDEO: China's power struggle in Hong Kong

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:24
The BBC's John Simpson looks back at China's attempts to gain more control in Hong Kong.

FCC Votes To Eliminate Sports Blackout Rules

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:22

Unfortunately for sports fans, the rules aren't expected to change much, as the NFL could still negotiate blackout rules through contracts with broadcasters. It does, however, end FCC protection.

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VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 14:12
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:54
Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:48

If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:42

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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RAF jets strike first IS targets

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:37
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:35
The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted

Panama opens biodiversity museum

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 13:34
Panama inaugurates a museum designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry to celebrate one of the world's richest eco-systems.
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