National / International News

The next billionaires

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 17:02
What do we know about the new generation of the ultra-rich?

Arizona priest killed in attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:53
A priest is shot and killed and another badly wounded in an attack on a Roman Catholic church in the US state of Arizona.

Will The Simpsons survive the apocalypse?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:51
New play Mr Burns predicts the future of The Simpsons

Jamaica rethinks marijuana laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:49
The Jamaican government plans to decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes.

Poor tracheostomy care warning

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:37
Gaps in training could be putting patients with tracheostomies in life-threatening situations, the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland warns.

Romanian hacker 'Guccifer' indicted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:28
Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar, known as Guccifer, is indicted in Virginia on charges he accessed computer accounts of senior US government officials.

Crustaceans experience 'anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:25
Crayfish, once thought too primitive to experience emotion, may feel anxious, a study suggests.

Texting 'can improve spelling'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:15
Children's use of creative spelling and grammar while texting does not stop them learning the rules of formal English, a study suggests.

Xbox One ad switches on consoles

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:13
A television advertising campaign featuring Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul is accidentally switching on people's Xbox One consoles.

EU wants 'fair' US action over BNP

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 16:05
One of the European Union's top officials, Michel Barnier, intervenes in the controversy over a potential huge US fine on BNP Paribas bank.

Supreme Court: Inherited IRAs Not Protected From Bankruptcy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:54

The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."

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Manaus - welcome to the jungle

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:47
Heat and humidity create the effect of a furnace says chief football writer Phil McNulty, from the city of England's opening World Cup match.

Today at the World Cup: All you need to know

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:46
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on 2014 Fifa World Cup day two.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:44
What did Lego ask the government to stop doing?

Clashes at Brazil World Cup protest

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:36
Brazilian police fire tear gas at anti-World Cup protesters in Sao Paulo, hours before the opening match, and clashes break out in several other cities.

Poor children 'held back at school'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:29
Young Scots believe poverty prevents children from having a fair chance at school and affects their future opportunities, a new survey reveals.

Money and the financial crisis in art

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:20
The art that explores our attitudes to the financial world

VIDEO: The man who turns hubcaps into owls

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:16
Ptolemy Elrington sees animals in everyday objects - usually unwanted objects that have been discarded and left as rubbish.

VIDEO: US political divide by the numbers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:10
A politically polarised America by the numbers

The pioneering woman the world forgot

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 15:07
The black South African leader buried in an unmarked grave
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