National / International News

Bionic eye implant world first

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 09:00
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

Winner Of French Scrabble Title Does Not Speak French

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 09:00

It took about two months for Nigel Richards to memorize a French Scrabble dictionary. The New Zealand native has won many English-language Scrabble tournaments.

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VIDEO: Moment man's sight improves with bionic eye

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:59
Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

GoPro helps users sell video clips

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:49
Action-camera maker GoPro launches a site where users can sell clips to advertising agencies, news providers and other members of the media.

Lords defeat over English votes plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:45
The government is defeated in the House of Lords over English votes for English laws, with peers calling for a joint committee to study its plans.

France seeks to close Arafat inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:44
A French prosecutor says there is no case to answer regarding the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleges he was poisoned.

New heart surgery proposals published

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:39
New proposals have been put forward in an effort to resolve a long-running row about the congenital heart surgery in England.

A 3-D Food Lab And Restaurant Wants To Turn Yuck Into Yum

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:39

A group of top chefs, food scientists and tech geeks have set up a lab in Belgium to master 3-D food printing. Their goal: to create nutritionally enhanced foods that appeal to the pickiest palates.

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England win Women's Ashes opener

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:33
England begin their defence of the Women's Ashes with a four-wicket victory over Australia in the first ODI at Taunton.

Fifa prank comedian to be charged

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:22
British comedian Simon Brodkin is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss police after throwing fake money at a Fifa news conference.

PCC's son guilty of crash death

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:20
The son of Norfolk's police and crime commissioner is found guilty of killing a woman in a crash.

Heywood's legal warning over EU poll

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:20
The country's top civil servant warns of ministers being "hobbled" ahead of the EU referendum unless so-called "purdah" rules are relaxed.

Welfare vote will 'haunt' Labour

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:16
The SNP says Scottish Labour will pay a heavy price in next year's Holyrood elections for not voting against planned welfare cuts.

Iraq Inquiry 'refused' offers of help

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 08:03
The chair of the Iraq Inquiry has repeatedly refused offers of extra assistance to help speed up the report, the head of the Civil Service tells MPs.

Irate French Farmers Block Tourist Sites To Protest Low Meat And Dairy Prices

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:59

President Francois Hollande said he would present an emergency package of measures that would give farmers tax breaks and financial aid to save them from bankruptcy, the Telegraph reports.

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VIDEO: Blue Bird roars again 90 years on

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:46
It is 90 years since Sir Malcolm Campbell set a world land speed record of 150mph and his grandson has marked the occasion by driving the same Blue Bird car.

VIDEO: Buns fuel rocket-powered river punt

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:46
A rocket-powered punt fuelled by Chelsea buns has made its maiden voyage in Cambridge.

Seal rescued from field of cows

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:45
A five-day-old seal pup which was separated from its mum in a Lincolnshire creek and ended up in a field of cows is rescued.

Rumors Of The Donald's Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated (Or At Least Premature)

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:42

Donald Trump surely broke the rules this past weekend. But he never agreed to play by any other than his own. And this has already proven appealing, even compelling, to millions of Americans.

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Probe into baby's hospital death

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 07:38
The death of a baby girl just hours after being born is being investigated by a health board.