National / International News

NASA Satellites Show World's Thirst For Groundwater

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 09:02

New data suggest that many regions in the world are overusing their underground water supplies. And researchers aren't sure how much remains.

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New anti-malaria compound discovered

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 09:00
Scientists at Dundee University develop an "exciting" new single-dose malaria drug to combat drug-resistant parasites.

US questions Iraq's IS commitment

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:53
Defence Secretary Ashton Carter questions Iraq's commitment to fighting Islamic State and criticises the availability of Iraqi military recruits.

Canada general sorry for sex remarks

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:48
Military sexual assault happens because people are "biologically wired in a certain way", Canada's top military general said on Tuesday.

Uber dealt employee blow in US court

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:38
Uber drivers are employees not contractors, a US court rules, in a move that could mean higher costs for the app-based taxi service.

VIDEO: Can you name Labour leader hopefuls?

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:26
People in Nuneaton shown photos of the Labour leadership hopefuls struggle to name them, as the contenders hold a hustings in the town

Man arrested over 1982 Paris attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:25
The main suspect in a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982 has been arrested in Jordan, French prosecutors say.

Irish worries over UK exit from EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:24
Irish ministers say they have serious concerns about the possibility of the UK leaving the EU and they will express their views clearly ahead of the referendum on the issue.

Farah set for 17 July race return

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:24
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will run for the first time since doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar in Monaco in July.

Woman's suicide after being raped

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:15
A woman who was raped by a fake taxi driver killed herself one week later, a coroner rules.

Storms yield Armada 'treasure'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:13
Severe winter storms are believed to have led to the recent discovery of relics from the Spanish Armada off the Irish coast.

Wilshere fined £40,000 for chants

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 08:06
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is fined £40,000 after singing offensive songs during the club's FA Cup victory parade in London.

VIDEO: Westminster Hall

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:50
MPs debate subjects including safety in prisons in Westminster Hall.

Free Eagle wins Royal Ascot thriller

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:39
Favourite Free Eagle edges out The Grey Gatsby in a photo finish to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Boy Who Lost Stuffed Tiger At Airport Finds Tiger Stayed Very Busy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:34

After he was found by a Tampa airport's janitorial crew, a stuffed tiger named Hobbes was taken out for some gelato and on a behind-the-scenes tours of the airport.

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When It Comes To SPFs And Sunscreens, We're Still In The Dark

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:31

Changes in sunscreen labels designed to make them clearer don't seem to be doing the job, a survey finds. Less than one quarter of people knew that SPF value relates to preventing sunburns.

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VIDEO: Giant crane collapse in China

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:27
A crane collapses in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of southern China after heavy rains hit the area.

RBS: An IT problem it really doesn’t need

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:27
Years of underinvestment still haunt the Royal Bank of Scotland, 80% owned by the government. Customer trust will once again be shaken.

VIDEO: Behind the scenes at Labour hustings

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:26
The four candidates who will compete to become Labour's new leader will be questioned at a Newsnight debate in Nuneaton this evening.

Wawrinka knocked out at Queen's

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 07:16
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka is beaten in straight sets at Queen's by South African Kevin Anderson.

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