National / International News

Thai poll talks amid fresh protests

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-17 00:20
Thai officials meet to discuss how to complete the country's elections, as anti-government protesters rebuild barricades outside government buildings.

How Asperger's reignited a passion for art

BBC - Mon, 2014-02-17 00:11
Turning an obsession into a new career

From bare feet to Barca and beyond

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:54
As Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure prepares to face his former club Barcelona, Chris Bevan traces his route to the top

AUDIO: Rada was 'happiest time of my life'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:50
The BBC's James Naughtie meets current students and famous alumni from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, as the Queen celebrates her 60-year patronage.

'Cancer monorail' can kill tumours

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:43
Cancer "monorails" can be used to kill tumours by luring them into toxic pits or areas of the body that are safer to operate on, say US researchers.

Political Lives: David Abrahams

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:42
Whatever happened to "secret" Labour funder David Abrahams?

Philomena wins screenplay Bafta

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:16
Philomena, the story of an Irish woman's 50-year search for her son, won the award for best adapted screenplay at the Baftas on Sunday night.

Kyrie Irving Selected AS MVP In NBA All-Star Game

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 23:05

The Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard was selected MVP after scoring 31 points, racking up 14 assists. He helped rally the Eastern Conference from an 18-point deficit in the second half of its 163-155 victory over the West.

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South Korean Tourists Killed In Bus Bombing In Egypt

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 22:54

An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people. The incident raises fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry.

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VIDEO: Robot builders inspired by animals

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 22:12
Researchers in Chicago say robots of the future are likely to be more like small animals than the humanoid butlers we have seen depicted in science fiction.

VIDEO: Battle to end 'sex for fish' trade

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 22:08
Local charities in Kenya are trying to change a practice known as 'sex for fish', where poor women have no choice but to pay for fish with sex rather than money.

Baftas and NHS fears - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 21:56
Photographs from the Baftas feature on Monday's front pages, while the headlines focus on the NHS, Scotland's future and flooding.

VIDEO: Game of Thrones has economic influence

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 21:30
Two of the countries Game of Thrones has been filmed in have told Newsbeat the TV show is having a positive affect on their economy.

Breakout at asylum centre in PNG

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 21:10
Several asylum seekers briefly break out of Australia's detention centre in Papua New Guinea and 19 are hurt amid "heightened" tensions at the facility.

Google buys sound authentication firm

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 21:04
Google acquires SlickLogin - an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user's identity by using sound waves.

Japan's quarterly growth disappoints

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 21:00
Japan's economy grows less than expected, despite forecasts it would benefit from a jump in spending ahead of a sales tax increase in April.

Venezuela to expel US officials

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 19:44
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro expels three US consular officials, accusing them of meeting students involved in anti-government protests.

Baftas 2014: Certainties and surprises

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 19:42
What Bafta awards mean for this year's Oscars

Deadly bombing hits Egypt tour bus

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 19:33
Seoul condemns a bomb attack on a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai peninsula that killed three South Koreans and an Egyptian driver.

VIDEO: Thai protests cast cloud on growth

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 18:53
Thailand's latest GDP data give an insight into the economic impact of long-running political protests in the country.

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