National / International News

Row over Argentina paedophile case

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:14
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.

Hungarian wins international Booker

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:08
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.

Family breast cancer 'as treatable'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:03
If someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a strong family history of the condition does not worsen their prognosis, say researchers.

Earth's First Snake Likely Evolved On Land, Not In Water

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:03

Genetic sleuthing and comparisons of recently discovered fossils with living snakes point to a "protosnake" ancestor that likely had tiny hind legs and lived about 120 million years ago.

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Child obesity 'starting even younger'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:01
The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.

VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:00
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.

'Too many dying without dignity'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:55
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.

Ex-MP lands £60k Co-op director job

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:51
Former Salford and Eccles MP Hazel Blears lands a job as a £60,000 a year director of the Co-operative Group.

Why some people are blaming war for... women on bikes

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:49
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?

VIDEO: Rohingya crisis - in 90 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:46
BBC News explains the Rohingya migrant crisis in 90 seconds.

Cuts 'threat' to bobbies on the beat

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:44
The bobby on the beat is becoming an "endangered species" in England and Wales because of government spending cuts, the Police Federation says.

Latvia stays silent over its KGB past

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:34
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past

VIDEO: 7 things about Eurovision 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:28
This year's Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in Vienna, Austria.

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Hospitalized

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:26

The former Delaware attorney general is being treated at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. In 2013, he underwent surgery after being diagnosed with a brain lesion.

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Bitcoin's baby offers new revolution

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:26
Anti-corruption campaigners are championing the Blockchain - the tech behind Bitcoin that promises to make all kinds of transactions tamper-proof.

'Confusion' over childcare support

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:17
Families may be left "confused" by changes in the system of childcare vouchers taking place later in the year, a charity has warned.

Mary's Meals provides for one million

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:14
The Mary's Meals charity reveals it provides one million children in some of the world's poorest countries a meal every day they attend school.

'Diamond old geezers' and Charles handshake

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:14
Two stories appear on most front pages - the arrests linked to the Hatton Garden heist and Prince Charles's meeting with Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams.

Measures to help offenders find work

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:14
The Scottish government is to announce measures to help convicted offenders find work as most employers admit they discriminate against them.

'I'm not fake. I'm just being Caster'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:08
As she targets Olympic gold in Rio, Caster Semenya says she was left "humiliated" by the 2009 questioning of her gender.