National / International News

Osborne under fire over Co-op deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:29
MPs demand details from Chancellor about possible political pressure over failed Co-op plan to buy 623 Lloyds branches.

Australian is oldest Channel swimmer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:15
A 70-tear-old Australian man has set the record for the world's oldest person to swim the English Channel.

VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:01
A study in Switzerland says that on average, one British person a fortnight travels to the city of Zurich for help to end their lives.

Prabowo supporters rally at court

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 01:00
Indonesian police fire tear gas at supporters of former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto ahead of a verdict on his challenge to the results of July's poll.

How unhealthy is two years indoors?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:49
Julian Assange says he will leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London "soon".

Could the cravat make a comeback?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:48
Noted cravat-wearer Nicholas Parsons has lamented the neckwear's retreat from front-line fashion.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:47
Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

The man who helped bring yoga to the West

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:42
The man who helped bring yoga to the West

Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:12
Why Wales will make its own mind up on independence

The statistical issues around strike thresholds

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 00:08
David Cameron's plan to set thresholds for strike action ballots poses interesting statistical questions, writes Anthony Reuben.

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:59
Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:54
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

Chinese cult murder trial opens

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:47
The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.

How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:41

The World Health Organization says the official number of Ebola cases and deaths may "vastly underestimate" the scale of the outbreak. So how bad is it really?

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Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:40

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.

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Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:36

The 1964 World's Fair showcased jet packs and other miracles of science. Here's how people back then thought the future would look (and how it actually turned out).

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Labour to 'remove' bad energy firms

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:35
Labour pledges to give a new regulator the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.

A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:34

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years — he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

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DOJ Ordered To Turn Over List Of Fast And Furious Documents

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 23:30

A federal judge told the Justice Department to provide Congress with a log of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement tactic known as gun-walking.

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VIDEO: Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 22:59
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best-known presenters, dies after a long illness.
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