National / International News

Texas conducts rare female execution

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:53
A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.

The British newcomers up for an Oscar

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:46
The new British film-makers who are up for an Oscar

Has the UK truly 'stocked up' on rainwater?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:22
Two years ago the UK was in drought mode. Since then there's been a lot of rain, so does it mean there won't be hosepipe bans for many years?

What is the Francis effect?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:15
Has report had a positive impact on the NHS?

Violent video games 'weaken morality'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:10
Playing violent video games for long periods can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to research.

VIDEO: Vatican criticises UN 'intervention'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 18:04
A Vatican spokesman has accused the United Nations watchdog for children's rights of '"intervening" in doctrinal practice, after it publishes a report into child abuse within the Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:57
A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Turkey tightens control of internet

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:36
The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.

VIDEO: Three sisters skiing for Sochi gold

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:32
Three skiing siblings aim for Sochi Olympic glory

Lost Star Wars short strikes back

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:11
Lost Star Wars short strikes back

'Slow progress' on elderly reforms

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:08
A spending watchdog claims slow progress is being made on elderly care reforms, but has called for further investment in preventative care.

CBT 'effective' in schizophrenia

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 17:06
Changing the way people think about and deal with schizophrenia could be as effective as drugs treatments, researchers say.

Cash worries 'could harm NHS care'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:43
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts warn.

VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:42
Do these 100 people define the essence of cool?

Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:28
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion - eight and counting

Lawmaker Says Snowden Leaks Will Cost Country 'Billions To Repair'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:27

During a classified briefing, the lawmakers were told most of the information taken by Edward Snowden had nothing to do with U.S. surveillance programs. Instead, his leaks "specifically [work] to compromise the military capability and defense of the country."

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Police Officer Arrests Firefighter At Accident Scene In California

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:27

Authorities are still discussing an incident that took place Tuesday night on California's I-805, where a firefighter was arrested by a police officer at the scene of an accident. The reason? They disagreed over where the fire truck should be.

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VIDEO: DiCaprio's Wolf hunts an Oscar

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:13
Leonardo DiCaprio on the trials of the Oscar trail.

Plastic bag charge a 'complete mess'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:08
The proposal to curb plastic bag use in England by introducing a charge is far too complicated, say MPs.

The Nazi murder law that still exists

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 16:03
The Nazi law on murder that still causes injustice in Germany

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