National / International News

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:43
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?

How real is The Riot Club?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:40
How real is the Riot Club?

Just what exactly is Freudian?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:36
Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:31
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:26
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.

My family and other ibex

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20
Why the chance of seeing an Alpine ibex has halved in 20 years

The father of 26 preaching birth control

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:19
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:14
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:13
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
We all dream from time to time of escaping it all and heading for the hills, but is it all it's cracked up to be? BBC Pop Up speaks to residents of two remote villages in the Rocky Mountains

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:07
Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

Health services finances 'worsening'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:04
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:01
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.

$4.75m for US police race study

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:42
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:41

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

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Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:37

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

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A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:00

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:52

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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VIDEO: BBC team attacked in southern Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:52
The BBC has lodged a formal protest with the Russian authorities after a news team from the Moscow bureau was attacked in the south of the country.

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