National / International News

Chile axes security head after theft

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:06
Chile sacks the head of security of Santiago international airport after an "embarrassing" robbery of more than $10m (£6.2) at the cargo terminal.

Can you die from a broken heart?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 16:01
Can you really die from a broken heart?

Mexico MP removed over 'escort tape'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:59
Mexico's conservative PAN party replaces its leader in the House of Representatives after a video showed him allegedly dancing with escorts.

VIDEO: Sci-fi film The Giver plays on memory

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports from the world premiere of the new sci-fi thriller The Giver

Could Scotland vote change the debate on clocks?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Could a Yes vote in Scotland lead to UK clock change?

VIDEO: Young British Muslims debate Caliphate

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:51
BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye has been speaking to young British Muslims about their views on the concept of an Islamic state, or caliphate, and what it means to them.

Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq's Mount Sinjar Less Likely

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:41

A U.S. assessment team sent to the mountain concluded there were far fewer Yazidi refugees stranded there than previously thought, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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Pesticide ban call to save bees

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:21
Renewed call for pesticide ban as MSPs prepare to debate plight of Scotland's bees

Action call over tourism support

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:18
Publicly-funded bodies need to work more closely together to help local tourism businesses in Scotland, according to a report.

VIDEO: The long road from Mount Sinjar

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:13
Caroline Wyatt reports on the refugees arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan after journeying from Mount Sinjar.

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:13
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.

Failing GP practices face closure

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:10
Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.

A-level results day: Top 10 cliches

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:06
The 10 biggest cliches of A-level results day

Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:02

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.

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Trident relocation 'not impossible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:01
Moving Trident nuclear submarines out of an independent Scotland would be "very difficult but not impossible", according to a study.

Pilot's arm 'came off while landing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:00
A pilot lost control of a passenger plane when his artificial arm came off as he was landing in challenging conditions, according to an accident report.

Police 'to aid Brown death inquiry'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 15:00
Police in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson say they will co-operate fully with investigations into the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

VIDEO: Blind man claims 200mph speed record

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 14:47
A man claims to have broken the blind land speed record by driving a car at more than 200mph (322km/h).

England focused on final - Street

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 14:34
Coach Gary Street says England must "get better" in the Women's Rugby World Cup final against Canada after beating Ireland.

Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 14:30

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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