National / International News

Why do we sleep?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:33
New research is giving scientists an insight into why we sleep and what happens when we do it.

Does Germany have a trade union problem?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:23
Germany's trade unions are becoming more assertive, says Jenny Hill - but government plans could counter their approach.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:22
Why is Johnny Depp in trouble in Australia?

VIDEO: Identical twins paint together

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:18
Identical twin artists who know what the other is thinking

The 24-page US death penalty form

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:17
The 24-page form to decide Boston bomber's fate

Eight things about Ghana power cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:16
And other surprising things from Ghana's power cuts

Suntan lotions fail protection tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:14
Two of the UK's most popular brands of suntan lotion do not offer as much sun protection as they claim, according to the consumer organisation, Which?

VIDEO: Making houses earthquake resistant

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:10
The tech to help houses stand up to a major earthquake

Two die during Chile student protest

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:02
Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile, according to officials.

Brazil gun killings rise to new high

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:51
The Brazilian government and the UN say more than 42,000 people were shot dead in 2012 - the highest figures for gun crime in 35 years.

Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:36
US President Barack Obama pledges to stand by his Gulf allies, with military force if needed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.

VIDEO: Hunting relatives taken by traffickers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:30
Jonah Fisher reports on the conditions in the Ohn Taw Gyi camp in Rakhine State where Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution.

SDLP needs leader change says Durkan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:05
Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan says the party leadership needs to change in time for next year's assembly election.

VIDEO: Fierce fighting in Burundi's capital

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:02
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is said to have returned to the country, following an attempted coup.

From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:53

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?

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US family has 13th consecutive boy

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:50
A man whose wife has given birth to their 13th consecutive son says "medically, it's just not possible" for them to have a daughter.

Forest swallows the Beatles' Indian retreat

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:49
The Beatles' Indian retreat is swallowed by the forest

VIDEO: Navy ship brings migrants to safety

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:39
The Royal Navy flagship the HMS Bulwark has arrived in Sicily, after rescuing about 600 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

A Baltimore Artist Turns A Liberian School Into A Mural Masterpiece

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:34

The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.

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No-one safe at Spurs - Pochettino

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 13:31
Mauricio Pochettino suggests "no-one is sure" they will stay at Spurs as he looks to build a stronger side for 2015-16.