National / International News

Robot army 'to help future floods'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 11:03
A self-organising robotic construction crew has been shown off by scientists at Harvard university.

Belgium approves child euthanasia

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:57
Belgium becomes the first country in the world to allow child euthanasia without any age limit, after parliament passed a bill by a wide majority.

Modern F1 is artificial - Villeneuve

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:57
Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve believes Formula 1 has become "artificial" and is in danger of losing the fans' respect.

Belgian Lawmakers Extend Euthanasia To Terminally Ill Children

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:54

The country's king, who must approve the measure, isn't expected to oppose it. Belgium already allows terminally ill people over the age of 18 to choose doctor-assisted death.

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UK Treasury rules out sterling zone

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:47
The Treasury's top official "strongly" advises against a currency union with an independent Scotland, but the Scottish government calls the comments "backward-looking".

Declaration signed on wildlife trade

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:39
Governments from around the world have vowed to take action on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Pipe bombs found after explosion

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:31
Three pipe bombs and ammunition are discovered during a security operation in Newry, County Down.

Torvill and Dean recreate routine

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:30
Figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean return to Sarajevo to recreate gold medal-winning performance 30 years after winning at the 1984 Winter Olympics.

Thousands hit in attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:28
Supermarket giant Tesco has deactivated internet accounts that appear to have been shared online.

VIDEOS: Rappin' And Rockin' School Closing Announcements

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:22

Something's going on at some schools in states hit hard by the weather this winter. What it is ain't exactly clear. But administrators seem to want to have some fun when they have to spread the word about school being closed. See how they set their news to hits by Queen and Vanilla Ice.

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India telecoms auction raises $10bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:13
India's mobile phone firms bid almost $10bn in a key auction for the country's second-generation (2G) telecoms licences.

Man killed in Syria 'was jihadist'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:08
A British man whose death in Syria is being investigated by counter-terrorism police was fighting for a jihadi group, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Smartphone skirt to debut on catwalk

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:04
A show at London Fashion Week will debut the world's first skirt made of smartphones.

Scientists recapture Renoir's reds

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:04
Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualisation of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colours faded.

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On 'Conflict Minerals'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:01

The maker of the iPhone has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions. Apple says it is listing all of its smelters and refiners and the status of the minerals they use.

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How bad have these floods been?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:37
The BBC's Anthony Reuben compares some of the figures for the floods in 2000, 2007 and 2014.

Syrian rebel stronghold bombarded

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:35
Syrian government forces have resumed their bombardment of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel stronghold in the Qalamoun mountains, activists say.

Previous hospital incidents reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:21
The health minister says his department will review "serious adverse incidents" in Northern Ireland's hospitals from a number of years before 2013.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:17
MPs discuss a report on cancer priorities for the National Health Service.

Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:12

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

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