National / International News

Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:01

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.

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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:00

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.

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Sky Swing taken away after problem

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:59
A fairground ride which left passengers dangling 65ft up is taken down and removed from Cardiff's Winter Wonderland.

Entertainment quiz of 2014: Music

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50
How much do you remember about the past 12 months?

First Survivors Rescued From Burning Greek Ferry Arrive In Italy

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:50

Some 150 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in frigid temperatures and rough seas between Italy and Albania.

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Happy Valley tops Radio Times poll

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 00:43
BBC One's police drama Happy Valley was the best TV show of 2014, according to Radio Times' team of critics.

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:36

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more cops, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."

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Ladies Lead Whiskey Renaissance As Distillers And New Tipplers

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:16

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.

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The 12 tech months of 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:12
A look back at 12 months, as measured out by technology stories.

Family and puppy pulled from fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:12
Seven people and a puppy are rescued after a car fire in Rochdale set a nearby house ablaze.

VIDEO: Smoke hampers ferry rescue effort

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:06
Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.

VIDEO: Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 23:03
Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly common in UK hospitals, as the BBC's Victoria Gill reports.

VIDEO: Pilot's father: I want my son back

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:56
The father of the pilot of the missing AirAsia plane has been speaking about the possibility that his son may not come back alive.

Tumblr CEO: Focusing on storytelling and self-expression

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:53
Tumblr founder excited about social storytelling

City Link staff to hold protest

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:50
Workers who are facing redundancy at the collapsed parcel delivery firm City Link are due to stage a demonstration outside one of its Scottish depots.

City Link owner 'disappointed'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:41
The owner of collapsed UK parcel delivery service City Link says it is "disappointed" the firm has been placed into administration.

Top business tips for 2015

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:40
Ten successful bosses give their advice for the next 12 months

Road Salt Contributes To Toxic Chemical Levels In Streams

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:39

One of the primary tools that U.S. transportation departments count on to keep roads safe is road salt. But that's meant rising levels of chloride in many northern streams.

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'Save Arthur Machen collection' call

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:37
Fans of horror writer Arthur Machen have called on Newport council to protect the collection of his books and papers at the city's central library.

RUC 'told gardai about incursion'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 22:37
The Royal Ulster Constabulary tipped off police in the Republic of Ireland (gardai) about a loyalist incursion into Clontibret, County Monaghan in 1986, according to newly released files.