National / International News

VIDEO: Close-up look at Android Wear watch

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:16
Google has launched the first smartwatches powered by its Android Wear operating system, the The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live.

VIDEO: Isis killings and fear spread in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:09
The offensive by jihadist-led Sunni rebels has spread the fear of future attacks across Iraq.

TV records, most fans in Brazil - how the US got hooked on soccer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:04
With huge support and encouraging performances, the 2014 World Cup could be a watershed moment for United States football.

Rooney my next England captain - Shearer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:04
Wayne Rooney should captain England if Steven Gerrard decides to end his international career, says BBC pundit Alan Shearer.

Older female employment rate to soar

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:03
Women in their late sixties could have a higher employment rate than men by the 2020s, according to a study from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

A teenager's path out of 'the dark'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:02
New York teen writes of her escape from prostitution

Is the UK housing market broken?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:01
Is the UK housing market broken?

VIDEO: 'Emergency Cinema' tells Syrian stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:01
A group of filmmakers based in Damascus are gaining attention for their short videos about ordinary Syrians.

VIDEO: Police capture crime scenes in 3D

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:00
Police forces using latest technology to record crime scenes

The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:00
The hippos that left a drug lord's zoo and are loving it out there

VIDEO: US 'to rename' Chinese embassy street

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:49
The street holding the Chinese embassy in Washington DC could be renamed after a noted Chinese dissident.

SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:43

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.

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VIDEO: N Korea angered by Kim Jong-un film

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:42
North Korea promises "merciless" retaliation if a forthcoming Hollywood film about killing Kim Jong-un is released.

VIDEO: Do US-Iranians want closer ties?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:36
As the conflict in Iraq prompts speculation of possible co-ordination between the US and Iran, Alistair Leithead assesses the mood towards closer ties in California's 'Tehrangeles'.

Election Season Defies Conventional Storylines

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:34

That story about the passing of the Old Guard? Or the one about the resurgence of the Tea Party? Not so fast, the voters still seem to be saying.

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Ill Cavendish out of road race defence

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:18
Defending champion Mark Cavendish pulls out of the National Road Championships in Wales as he is suffering from bronchitis.

Campaigners lose 'right to die' case

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:14
Campaigners have lost their appeal at the UK Supreme Court over the right to die - but the judges said Parliament should now act.

Is It Time For Food To Get Its Own Major Museum?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:13

The U.S. has no major museum dedicated to food and drink, but a group of upstart foodies says it can change that. The first exhibition will feature technology that revolutionized breakfast cereal.

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When did we become outnumbered by our devices?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:11
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Protesters interrupt Google event

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 14:09
Google has announces a raft of new services and products at its annual developer event - but its event is twice interrupted by protests.
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