National / International News

Climbers found dead in the French Alps

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:44
An investigation begins after the bodies of five French climbers and their guide are found in the Alps in south-eastern France.

US actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:31
Lauren Bacall, one of Hollywood's biggest post-war stars, has died at home in New York after a career spanning seven decades.

Chile quake hazards remain high

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:26
Scientists say the potential remains for further big earthquakes in North Chile, along the stretch of coast hit by a Magnitude 8.2 tremor in April.

BBC confirms Salmond-Darling debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:15
The BBC confirms it is to broadcast a live referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling on 25 August.

Russia aid convoy faces uncertainty

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:03
Uncertainty surrounds the situation of a Russian aid convoy bound for east Ukraine after Ukrainian officials say they will not let it in.

Lancasters in historic tandem flight

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 09:01
The first tandem flight by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world takes place in Lincolnshire.

In Peru's Blood Festival, It's The Condor Versus The Bull

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:58

The condor is tied to the bull's back and they fight it out in an arena. Many Peruvians say it's an important tradition. Conservationists call it another threat to a giant bird already at risk.

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More Details Surface On Missing IRS Hard Drive

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:57

A more detailed account about what happened to Lois Lerner's computer is now available. But critics say there are still lots of unanswered questions.

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VIDEO: Swiss train derailed in landslide

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train in a "serious accident" amid reports that carriages plunged into a ravine.

Placebo test in cardiac arrest study

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.

Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:48
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.

Priest orders 'kisses' off grave

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:45
A Lancashire widow says she is "traumatised" after a priest tells her to remove two kisses from the inscription on her husband's gravestone.

Reversible USB cable design finished

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:44
The design for the new reversible USB interface - the standardised connection for data transfers between electronic devices - is finished.

Deadly Ecuador quake rattles Quito

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:40
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador's capital, Quito, killing four people and injuring eight others, the authorities say.

Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:36

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.

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Kompany signs five-year Man City deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:30
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has agreed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:23

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.

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Scudamore still favours '39th game'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:11
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is still in favour of overseas games, and says the clubs are too.

Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:09
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.

VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:07
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.
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