National / International News

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

BBC - 13 hours 46 min ago
Jess Judd and Jodie Williams are determined to make their mark at Glasgow 2014, as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce finds out.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?

BBC - 13 hours 54 min ago
A swimmer has died in a thunderstorm off a Californian beach. But what happens when lightning hits water?

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

NPR News - 13 hours 57 min ago

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

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AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation

BBC - 13 hours 59 min ago
Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens

BBC - 14 hours 4 min ago
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.

Fall in people buying books as gifts

BBC - 14 hours 9 min ago
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.

Driver guilty over cyclist's death

BBC - 14 hours 13 min ago
James Sneddon is found guilty of causing Alasdair Dudgeon's death after knocking him off his bike near Kincardine Bridge.

Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

BBC - 14 hours 19 min ago
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR News - 14 hours 20 min ago

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

BBC - 14 hours 25 min ago
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.

Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

BBC - 14 hours 27 min ago
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.

Rosberg is leading Hamilton on merit, says Coulthard

BBC - 14 hours 30 min ago
Lewis Hamilton is a street fighter but Nico Rosberg can cope with the pressure of a title battle, says David Coulthard.

Zayn Malik tweets support for Palestinians

BBC - 14 hours 31 min ago
The celebrities tweeting their support for Palestinians

Adoption films for would-be parents

BBC - 14 hours 41 min ago
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.

Man in court over pensioner attack

BBC - 15 hours 37 sec ago
A man has been charged with assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder in connection with an attack on a 85-year-old woman.

MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

BBC - 15 hours 5 min ago
The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick

BBC - 15 hours 10 min ago
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq

BBC - 15 hours 14 min ago
Emirates Airline will stop flying over Iraq to protect its passengers from the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, according to reports.

Waterfall rescue child 'critical'

BBC - 15 hours 16 min ago
An eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was pulled from the water at a beauty spot in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

UN chief: Gaza in critical condition

BBC - 15 hours 21 min ago
Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
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