National / International News

Controversial Cholesterol Drug Redeemed By Global Clinical Test

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:34

Merck's Vytorin reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke more than a cholesterol-lowering statin alone. The findings come from an international study of more than 18,000 people in 39 countries.

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Egyptian woman dies of bird flu

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:22
An Egyptian woman becomes the second person to die of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in the country in 2014, after contact with infected birds.

VIDEO: Muddy moat left after poppies removed

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:14
Volunteers have removed the ceramic poppies that make up the Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London.

VIDEO: Czech president pelted with eggs

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:08
The Czech President Milos Zeman is booed and pelted with eggs during a speech in Prague.

Father tells of Highland show death

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:03
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland goes on trial in connection with the death of a three-year-old boy.

Pop star resigns from Blades role

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 09:03
Musician Paul Heaton has resigned as patron of Sheffield United after the club's decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train.

VIDEO: Scotland v England: A famous rivalry

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 08:51
BBC Sport looks back at some of the most memorable clashes between Scotland and England.

Dyke demands full Garcia findings

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 08:46
FA chairman Greg Dyke writes to Fifa executives demanding they publish full findings from a World Cup corruption inquiry.

Benefit savings 'less than expected'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 08:15
Welfare spending over the course of this Parliament has fallen by just £2.5bn despite reforms aimed at saving £19bn, economic forecasters say.

Colombia Calls Off Peace Talks With Rebels Over Captured General

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 08:15

The talks were designed to end 50 years of fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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Eggs thrown on Czech anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 08:08
The 25th anniversary of the Czech Republic's Velvet Revolution is marked by angry protests, with eggs thrown at President Milos Zeman.

How Knight Rider predicted the future

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:57
The times Knight Rider correctly predicted the future

England 'too fearful', says Strauss

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:48
England have been "too fearful" to succeed in one-day international cricket, says former captain Andrew Strauss.

Fraud charges over sale of Rangers

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:47
Four men appear in court charged with fraudulent activity following an investigation into the sale of Rangers FC in 2011.

World of Warcraft hit by server bugs

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:47
World of Warcraft players experience crashes and bugs following the launch of a new expansion pack as it is the latest game to face server problems.

Band Aid 30 line-up: A who's who

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:26
A clickable guide to who's who in the line-up

Open letter to fake 'Syria hero boy' director

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 07:24
Open letter condemns hoax 'Syria hero boy' film

Hotel hammer attack man jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 06:55
Philip Spence, who beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at a London hotel, is jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.

VIDEO: Closing the gates on a private toll road

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 06:50
Mike Watts, who built and maintained his own private toll road in Somerset, explains why it is closing without profit.

Brands Hatch rogue driver jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 06:47
A man who drove his girlfriend's car on to the Brands Hatch circuit during a race is jailed for eight months.

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