National / International News

Fraternity culture and college rape

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 16:16
Are US fraternities doing enough to stop campus rape?

City phone calls need area code

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 16:15
Local landline calls in the Aberdeen area and four other UK cities now require the area code to be dialled under changes aimed at freeing up more numbers.

VIDEO: Windows 10 'brings back familiarity'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 16:15
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).

Business booming for female comics

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:38
Female comics are enjoying a surge in popularity with audiences flocking to see acts including Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican, according to a set of new findings.

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:37
Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".

Warning of university 'cold spots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:36
There are warnings that a lack of higher education in some parts of England could hamper the growth of local economies.

There is going to be a 'Tetris' movie

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:36

This is about a movie that is, as they say, coming soon to a theater near you.

If that music doesn't provoke a Pavlovian response that sends you running for your old Game Boy, let us get to the point: There will be a Tetris movie.

The head of the company making the movie, Threshold Entertainment, also made the "Mortal Kombat" series.

But in case you're wondering how a game that's all about bricks will translate to the big screen, Henk Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company, says: "There's much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines." The Tetris Company owns the rights to the game that debuted three decades ago.

"We have a story behind Tetris," Threshold's Larry Kasanoff promises, adding it'll be "a very big, epic sci-fi movie."

About bricks.

Connie Converse: The first singer-songwriter

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:22
The mystery of Connie Converse, the original singer-songwriter

The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:21
How Iraqis are using comedy to tackle fear of Islamic State

Is yoga really about exercise?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:17
US yoga practitioners insist it isn't primarily about fitness. But the definition can be flexible.

Dalit widows appointed priests

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:12
Two Dalit widows are appointed priests at a temple in south-west India, in a rare move for a country where caste prejudice is still rife.

Remembering the work of Shirley Baker

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:10
Photographer Shirley Baker's photos of Manchester

VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:08
It is 25 years since Denmark became the first country to celebrate same-sex civil unions.

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:07
How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

Councils 'swamped' by rights checks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:06
Councils in England and Wales are being overwhelmed with requests to ensure the human rights of vulnerable people are not being abused.

Teen killed 'to teach her a lesson'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:06
A man strangled his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend to death with a scarf "to teach her a lesson", a court hears.

Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 15:05
Why paying for tap water in Ireland has led to flood of complaints

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.
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