National / International News

Ex-SA & Notts all-rounder Rice dies

BBC - 6 hours 9 min ago
Former South Africa and Nottinghamshire all-rounder and captain Clive Rice dies at the age of 66.

Police 'may not attend' burglaries

BBC - 6 hours 10 min ago
The public should not expect to see a police officer after crimes such as burglary, the head of the new National Police Chiefs' Council tells the BBC.

UK economic growth picks up to 0.7%

BBC - 6 hours 12 min ago
UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.

Gaddafi's son sentenced to death

BBC - 6 hours 14 min ago
A court in Libya sentences Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

'Bedroom tax' cash help urged by AMs

BBC - 6 hours 15 min ago
Social housing tenants hit by the so-called bedroom tax should get more financial help from the Welsh government, AMs say.

The Struggle To Breathe Life Back Into Empty Schools

NPR News - 6 hours 16 min ago

As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those empty buildings?

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Squeezed By Drought, California Farmers Switch To Less Thirsty Crops

NPR News - 6 hours 17 min ago

Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and towards planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.

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The Demise Of Old-Style Demolition Derby

NPR News - 6 hours 19 min ago

Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the evemt has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.

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Ennis-Hill available for Worlds

BBC - 6 hours 20 min ago
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is available to compete in the World Athletics Championships in August.

How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

NPR News - 6 hours 22 min ago

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

NPR News - 6 hours 25 min ago

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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VIDEO: Oldest Pict fort found on sea stack

BBC - 6 hours 25 min ago
Archaeologists say a Pictish fort uncovered during a dig near Stonehaven is the oldest in Scotland.

EU good at problem solving - Hill

BBC - 6 hours 30 min ago
The European Union is "very effective" at solving problems, Britain's top official in Brussels says, amid reports members are becoming more receptive to UK demands to renegotiate its membership.

A deadly trail of polonium

BBC - 6 hours 38 min ago
How radioactive material was left on Tube and planes

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained

BBC - 6 hours 43 min ago
The disabled people who are beaten and chained

EU satellite gears up for data flood

BBC - 6 hours 47 min ago
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.

VIDEO: Cameron speech on 'dirty money'

BBC - 7 hours 8 min ago
UK Prime Minister David Cameron outlines plans to stop foreigners from buying UK homes with "plundered or laundered cash" as part of a "global effort" to defeat corruption.

VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

BBC - 7 hours 10 min ago
At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.

Tech experts caution on killer AI

BBC - 7 hours 11 min ago
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

Murder-suicide link investigated

BBC - 7 hours 11 min ago
Police in the Republic of Ireland are investigating if the deaths of a married couple were a murder-suicide, according to reports.