National / International News

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 17:32
Which nation overtook France as the world's biggest wine drinkers?

Tragic twist to author's knife story

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:53
How life imitated art for author of school stabbing novel

Tennessee Gov. OKs Allowing Electric Chair For Executions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:52

Bill Haslam signed into law a measure that allows the state to opt for the electric chair if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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House passes bill on bulk data sweep

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:47
The first legislation aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of US phone records is passed by the House of Representatives.

The changing face of Hillsborough

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:34
How has Hillsborough changed since the 1989 disaster?

The mystery of the Solway Spaceman

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
The mystery of the little girl and the ‘spaceman’

Night-eating syndrome 'is real'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:32
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

Hospital admissions cut plan 'risky'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
A £3.8bn scheme to cut hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home is risky, and "overly optimistic", health researchers warn.

Admitting fewer patients 'won't cut costs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 16:02
The risks of a plan to admit fewer patients

Smart guns: How smart are they?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:48
Just how smart are they?

VIDEO: Hands on with a 'smart' firearm

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:48
A handgun that can only be fired if its owner is wearing a special watch has been developed in the hope of making firearms safer.

Sporting chance for disadvantaged youth

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:44
Charity giving youth a sporting chance

VIDEO: Life as Cannes concierge to the stars

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:41
Concierge to the stars at the film festival

Nature inspires flying robot design

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:32
Engineers and biologists are working together to create the next generation of nature-inspired flying robots.

VIDEO: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:31
US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.

Can we 'green' our toxic buildings?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:30
Can technology 'green' our homes and offices?

VIDEO: Why doctors are simulating the heart

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:29
Rory Cellan-Jones looks at how software is helping doctors to improve treatments, by using "virtual patients".

VIDEO: Nature inspires flying robot design

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:23
Engineers and biologists are working together to create the next generation of nature-inspired flying robots.

Bloomsbury's forgotten novel

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:18
The Bloomsbury Group's forgotten Sri Lankan novel

Whole nine yards of what?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-22 15:13
Where does the term 'whole nine yards' come from?
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