National / International News

Dewani lawyers 'apply for dismissal'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 01:19
Lawyers acting for Shrien Dewani, accused of organising the murder of his wife on their honeymoon, apply for the case to be dismissed.

Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 01:15

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.

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AUDIO: Kassig recording released by parents

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 01:13
The parents of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig have released an interview with their son recorded before he was taken captive.

Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 01:11

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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Terror trial guilty verdict revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 01:05
Erol Incedal found guilty at UK secret terror trial of having bomb-making document, it can now be reported

VIDEO: Doncaster school mourns crash pupils

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:55
Staff and students at a school in Doncaster are mourning the loss of five teenagers who were killed in a car crash at the weekend.

Keane wants Irish talks with Everton

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:53
Roy Keane says Martin O'Neill should hold talks with Roberto Martinez about the Republic of Ireland's Everton contingent.

Is the global economy headed for the rocks?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:49
As Japan slides into recession, is it clear that the G20 has done enough to respond to what Britain's prime minister calls the red lights flashing on the dashboard of the global economy?

VIDEO: The secret WW1 photographer

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:43
A startling collection of previously unseen photographs has provided a fresh perspective of life and death in the trenches during World War One.

VIDEO: Call to help elderly after hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:37
Almost 200,000 elderly people have gone home from hospital without enough support, according to research from the Royal Voluntary Service.

Geldof: Band Aid single sales 'manic'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:27
Pre-orders of the new Band Aid single to tackle the Ebola crisis have been "manic" since its unveiling, organiser Bob Geldof has revealed.

Formula 1 gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 00:21
Hamilton feeling relaxed, Chilton to drive for Caterham in Abu Dhabi and Raikkonen wants to stay at Ferrari, plus more.

Woman dies in dive centre incident

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:59
A woman from Devon dies and a man is seriously ill after an incident at a diving centre in Gloucestershire.

Carney puts bankers' pay in spotlight

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:54
The governor of the Bank of England says bankers' overall fixed pay should be at risk in the event of wrongdoing - not just bonuses.

VIDEO: Bernstein calls for World Cup boycott

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:52
Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should boycott the 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.

In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:50

A modern artist has installed a high-tech bick path that glows in the starry night, a homage to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:48

A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:47

The U.S. throws out 35 million tons of food each year. While many restaurants, supermarkets and food firms are taking responsibility, many consumers are not. A pilot EPA program aims to change that.

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Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:44

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-16 23:41

Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.

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