National / International News

Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:21

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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UKIP promises income tax cuts

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:16
UK Independence Party (UKIP) proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.

Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:15
The best news photos from around the world

No prisoner votes for another year

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:03
Why the saga will go on for another year

Iraq war warnings over air strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:48
Former Foreign Office minister Peter Hain says he backs air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq despite being wrong about previous Middle Eastern interventions.

Armitstead confident of world title

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:43
Britain's Lizzie Armitstead will be "disappointed" if she does not win Saturday's women's road race at the World Championships.

US lead by a point at Gleneagles

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:36
Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lose on the final green as the United States edge into a 2½-1½ lead at the Ryder Cup.

China: 'Serious' Terrorist Attack Kills 50 In Xinjiang

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:35

First reports of the attack in the largely Muslim region last Sunday said two people had died, but state-run media now say the toll is much higher.

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VIDEO: Is there public support for air strikes on IS?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:20
The latest opinion polls suggest that public support for air strikes on IS is growing.

US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:15
US-led air strikes on Islamic State militants have destroyed four tanks during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria, the Pentagon says.

From milking cows to facing Man Utd

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:14
West Ham's £12m summer signing Enner Valencia talks cattle, rowdy crowds and watching Green Street.

'Premier League has best attackers'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:05
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the Premier League's attacking quality is the best ahead of Saturday's meeting with Spurs.

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:03

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.

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House prices 'accelerated' in August

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:01
Annual house price growth accelerated to 8.4% in England and Wales in August - the highest rate of increase for nearly seven years, figures show.

'Radical' Kenya madrassa closed

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 05:01
Kenya's authorities close a madrassa east of the capital for teaching radical Islamic ideologies and warns other religious schools may also be shut.

Mobiles cleared for use on flights

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:57
The European Aviation Safety Agency has cleared the way for airlines to allow passengers to use mobile devices on flights.

VIDEO: Where is North Korea's Kim Jong-un?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:46
Kim Jong-un the supreme leader of North Korea failed to show up at a meeting of parliament.

Missing Alice police search park

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:45
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross search a west London park, but rule it out of the investigation.

VIDEO: DLT 'mortified and disappointed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:44
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been given a suspended sentence of three months for indecently assaulting a woman in 1995.

North Korean leader 'has illness'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 04:42
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified illness, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.
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