National / International News

Chipping Away At The Mystery Of The Oldest Tools Ever Found

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:13

How do you prove a rock was actively shaped and used as a tool more than 3 million years ago? Scientists found a kit of more than 140 artifacts in one spot, and say the tools' crafters were pre-human.

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Doctors rubbish seven-day GPs plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:11
David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.

For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:10

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.

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The growth of pet crematoriums

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
The growing popularity of pet crematoriums and cemeteries

Cashless overtakes notes and coins

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
Payments through electronic transactions, such as debit card, contactless and mobile payments, have overtaken cash for the first time, the Payments Council says.

Deutsche faces investor criticism

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:04
Deutsche Bank faces a potential stormy annual shareholder meeting on Thursday with calls for an overhaul of management.

'Failure' on disability hate crime

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 15:01
The criminal justice system has failed to act on recommendations to improve the way disability hate crime is dealt with, a report concludes.

VIDEO: Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:58
The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.

Advocaat to decide on his future

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:48
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will decide on his future next week after securing the club's Premier League future.

Eight charged over Hatton Garden heist

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:43
Eight men have been charged with conspiracy to burgle following the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, Scotland Yard says.

VIDEO: The story behind Labour's loss

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:22
In the first of a series looking behind the election result, the BBC's Special correspondent Lucy Manning examines Labour's loss.

Pilot charged over US Capitol stunt

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:09
A US man who flew a gyrocopter into Washington's restricted airspace, landing at the US Capitol, has been charged with violating national defence airspace.

McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:07

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.

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Can social media save water?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:57
Outing water cheats in California

Synthetic high hospitalises students

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:35
Five Lancaster University students are in hospital, two of them in a critical condition, after taking a synthetic cannabis substitute.

FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:28

The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily with antibiotics. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.

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Airbus warns about UK exit from EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:28
One of the UK's big manufacturers, Airbus, warns that the UK should remain inside the EU to guarantee future investment.

Often The Butt Of Jokes, S.C.'s Giant Peach Is Ripe For Renovation

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:26

The South Carolina landmark that's both loved and lampooned has gained national celebrity. But the peach's bright paint has soured over the years, so it's getting a makeover — to the chagrin of some.

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'Why criticise Sterling's ambition?'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:10
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling should not be criticised for being ambitious, says ex-Blackburn striker Chris Sutton.

France 'kills key jihadists' in Mali

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 13:07
French special forces kill four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in northern Mali, the defence ministry says.