National / International News

Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:49

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight WiFi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

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Low flags for Saudi king 'sickening'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
An AM denounces as "sickening" a decision to lower flags on Welsh government buildings following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

VIDEO: Man tears down home while wife is out

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:43
Diane Andryshakleft left her husband with the task of working on their home's renovations while she went out to work.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:39
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:37
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

VIDEO: Video of bystander tackling robber

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:34
Footage is released of the moment a bystander tackled a machete wielding robber after a smash-and-grab raid on a luxury City of London jewellers.

Argentine President Now Says Prosecutor's Death 'Not A Suicide'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:21

Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran's role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.

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Schools to test-run new maths GCSEs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:13
Schools in England are being asked to put pupils through extra mock maths exams after concerns were raised over the new maths GCSE.

Carney: Tech firms' tax 'very small'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 07:09
The amount of tax paid by some technology firms is "very small" relative to their returns, the governor of the Bank of England says.

Olympics better than Worlds - Trump

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:52
Judd Trump says an Olympic gold medal win would be a better achievement than triumphing at the World Championship.

Tory slams Saudi flags 'nonsense'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:50
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has condemned the lowering of flags on public buildings as a mark of respect for the Saudi king.

Britain's Deas wins World Cup bronze

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:45
Great Britain's Laura Deas claims her second medal of the skeleton World Cup season with bronze in St Moritz.

Dear World: Bill and Melinda Gates Have "Big Bets" For 2030

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:25

Their annual letter to the public has been published. They're betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.

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Manhole blast 'miracle' escape

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:11
The mother of a two-year-old girl talks of her "miracle" escape when a manhole on a Birmingham street exploded.

TSA Agents Discovered 2,212 Firearms At Airport Checkpoints In 2014

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:07

Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said "the passenger's intent was delicious, not malicious."

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Senate Says Climate Change Real, But Not Really Our Fault

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:06

The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."

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Rare Sumatran tigers born at zoo

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:03
A trio of critically endangered Sumatran tigers cubs are born at Chester Zoo.

Pub Christmas meal death pair jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 06:00
A chef and a manager of an east London pub are jailed for perverting the course of justice after a Christmas meal diner died.

Ofsted defends free school inspectors

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 05:52
Ofsted says it has found no evidence its inspectors acted inappropriately during visits to two free schools which were subsequently placed in special measures.

Appy days: Must see tech stories

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 05:48
Rory Cellan-Jones, technology reporter and presenter of the Tech Tent radio show, gives a round-up of the BBC's coverage of the week's big tech stories.