National / International News

Tuareg rebels 'defeat Mali army'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:38
Tuareg rebels in Mali say they have defeated government forces in heavy fighting for control of the key northern town of Kidal.

TV drama revisits 'optimism' of 1996

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:19
If the 2008 crash was the end of an era, was 1996 the start?

One month's domestic violence death toll

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 17:06
Eight people who died because of domestic violence

VIDEO: Artist's paintings to go on display

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:56
Hundreds of sketches, paintings and letters belonging to the 18th Century painter Joseph Wright are to go on public display for the first time.

Forest carbon loss 'underestimated'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:54
The amount of carbon lost from tropical forests through degradation is being significantly underestimated according to a new study.

Hospital superbug 'shared with pets'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:35
Pets can harbour the hospital superbug MRSA and share it with their owners, but health risks are very low, research suggests.

VIDEO: Scans unlock secrets of 'first bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D X-ray fossil-scanning technique has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, often described as "the first bird".

X-rays shine light on mystery 'bird'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:25
A new 3D fossil-scanning technique inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s camera obscura has produced the clearest images yet of Archaeopteryx, “the first bird”.

Dozens charged in US child porn raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 16:10
A police officer, rabbi and a nurse were among more than 70 people arrested by US law enforcement for sharing child pornography through the internet.

Giving the rainforest back to the Awa

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:49
The battle to save Brazil's 'most endangered tribe'

Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Missouri Inmate

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:46

The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.

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VIDEO: New York's abandoned island

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:31
The abandoned island in the middle of New York

Even Ulan Bator has Irish pubs

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:29
The five templates for Irish pubs around the world

VIDEO: Bear rescues cub with a roadside lift

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:23
Storm chaser Ricky Forbes filmed a straying bear cub being lifted out of danger from the side of a busy highway as he was driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia in Canada.

VIDEO: Timbuktu film does well in Cannes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:19
Tom Brook looks at the film Timbuktu and how audiences are receiving it at the Cannes Film Festival.

Island stories: 300 miles across post-war Sri Lanka

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:16
Daredevil diver, one-armed rebel - a trip across post-war Sri Lanka

Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:07

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to play ball with the House Benghazi select committee was defensive in nature.

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Security firms prepare for World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:06
Brazil's security firms prepare for a busy World Cup

'Don't call us the bad bank'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:05
'Don't call us the bad bank'

Exotic bird 'overshoots' to Borders

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 15:01
An exotic bird is thought to have overshot its migration to southern Europe and ended up in the Scottish Borders.

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