National / International News

Dentists Have No Right To Limit Who Can Whiten Your Teeth, Justices Say

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 18:40

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a North Carolina case that a board made up largely of dentists may not regulate whitening services.

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Brits 2015: Real winners and losers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 18:17
Who were the real winners and losers at the Brit Awards?

Argentina votes on intelligence body

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:34
MPs in Argentina vote on a bill to replace the intelligence agency with a new service, following a row over the mysterious death of a prosecutor.

N Korea company 'renaming ships'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:15
A North Korean shipping company has renamed and reflagged its vessels in an attempt to get around sanctions, a UN report says.

TTIP trade deal text leaked to BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:14
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.

Brit Awards 2015: In Pictures

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 17:11
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London

VIDEO: Victim's plea after gang rape filmed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46
A Pakistani rape victim says she has been forced to seek justice after the rapists filmed and released the video of the act online.

Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Wisconsin Governor To Sign Right-To-Work Bill Amid Protests

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:46

Scott Walker now says he will support a type of law that he told voters would not happen on his watch. The new bill would ban private sector employee union dues, but not those of other union workers.

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Cameron: I'm fun and optimistic

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:39
David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.

Ex-Guatemalan president freed in US

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:34
Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo is released from jail in the United States after serving a sentence for taking $2.5m in bribes.

MPs call for reform of GM crops rules

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:31
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

Call to ban energy drinks for kids

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:26
Energy drinks should be banned for children under 16, according to the campaign and research group Action on Sugar.

Dispute over outdoor smoking ban call

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:23
Health experts argue the ban on smoking in indoor public spaces should be extended to cover outdoor spaces such as parks.

Kevin Spacey to get special Olivier

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
Actor and theatre director Kevin Spacey will be honoured with a special prize at this year's Olivier Awards.

Victoria Cross for Afghan raid hero

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:19
A paratrooper who showed "complete disregard" for his own safety during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan is awarded the Victoria Cross.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:18
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

The return of a once-glorious train station

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01
Restoring former glories of an 18-storey railway station

Obama: "I Am Absolutely Confident... We're Doing Right Thing' On Immigration

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 16:01

Speaking in Miami, Obama said his executive actions on immigration will ultimately be upheld by the court system. Still, Obama said, the only way to solve this permanently is through legislation.

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Australia's Qantas returns to profit

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 15:59
Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years as turnaround plans come to fruition.

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