National / International News

UN condemns monk's 'sexist' comments

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:42
The UN human rights chief calls on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a "bitch" and a "whore".

Chile to reopen Neruda death inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:15
Chile announces a fresh investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, as suspicions persist that he was poisoned.

'The year I lost my limbs was the most brilliant of my life'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:11
'I lost all my limbs but it has been the most brilliant year ever'

Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:02
Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal

The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 19:53
10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

Taking the hot air out of Parliament

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 19:40
Steam-powered car inventor took hot air out of Parliament

VIDEO: Microsoft unveils HoloLens headset

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:52
Microsoft has unveiled 'HoloLens' - a standalone wireless helmet which creates holographic illusions in the wearer's field of view.

Sun swipes at media over Page Three

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:39
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.

China stampede families compensated

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:19
The families of 36 people who died in a New Year's Eve stampede in Shanghai will receive compensation, local authorities say.

Depression 'more common in military'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:19
Members of the UK armed forces are twice as likely to develop anxiety or depression than those in the general working population, a study suggests.

New Tools Let Police See Inside Peoples' Homes

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:19

FBI, U.S. Marshals and local police use new radar device to detect motion inside a building

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GOP-Led House Drops 20-Week Abortion Limit, Will Advance Funding Ban

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:15

Some Republican lawmakers, many of them women, felt the language of the limit was too restrictive — allowing abortions in case of rapes, but only if the attacks were reported to the police.

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Prison suicides at seven-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 18:10
The number of suicides in prisons in England and Wales has risen to its highest level for seven years, new figures show.

Debates without PM 'viable' - Grade

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:48
Election debates could ahead without David Cameron, ex-BBC boss Lord Grade says, but he warns against "empty chairing" him.

Too many youngsters 'off the radar'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:35
Too many youngsters in England fall off the radar when they leave school, the cross-party Public Accounts Committee warns.

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:32

The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.

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Google Is Said To Be Preparing Its Own Mobile Wireless Service

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:22

Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.

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Computer time is 'parents' bribe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:15
Parents are using access to computers as a way of controlling their children's behaviour, according to a study of modern childhood.

Video shows US police fatal shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:35
A newly released video shows a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised.

Jamaica mulls legalising marijuana

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:28
The Jamaican cabinet approves a bill to legalise use of small amounts of marijuana which will be examined in the senate this week.