National / International News

Tumour 'diagnosis' for Rob Ford

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:23
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumour after suffering months of abdominal pain.

Amazon destruction increases again

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:09
New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.

'Signs of recovery' in ozone layer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:49
The ozone layer around the earth is showing its first sign of thickening after years of steady depletion, a UN team says.

Ayre ways boost Liverpool sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:48
How Liverpool FC’s attention to detail pays off

Lesser-known things about being deafblind

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:46
How do people who are deaf and blind communicate?

What about Scottish sport?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
What might happen to Scottish sport after a "Yes" and a "No" vote

The Nigerian female oil executives

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
The women ending male dominance of Nigeria's oil industry

The stories behind five stationery icons

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:24
The curious story of how the paperclip caught on

Wife on Mars

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:24
How does it feel when your wife signs up for a one-way space trip?

Picking the best business location

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:16
The importance of picking the right place to set up a business

Bank switching up 19% in first year

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:15
The system that allows UK bank customers to switch their accounts in just seven days is being hailed a success, a year after it started.

VIDEO: New World Trade Center rises from ashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:12
The BBC speaks to Irish artist Marcus Robinson about his documentary Rebuilding the World Trade Center.

Housing market 'remains resilient'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:12
The Scottish housing market has lost some momentum but shows "greater resilience" than other parts of the UK, according to surveyors.

VIDEO: How hackable are our cities?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:11
Ethical hacker Ken Munro demonstrates how key parts of modern city infrastructures can be compromised by computer hackers.

How do you stop lava?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:09
Can human engineering stop the flow of volcanic lava?

VIDEO: Empty bucket challenge hits Lebanon

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:06
With water shortages a part of daily life, campaigners in Lebanon have started an alternative to the ice bucket challenge.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:57
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appears in court in Caracas, charged with inciting violence during protests earlier this year.

NFL: Ex-FBI Chief Will Investigate How League Handled Rice Evidence

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:46

A report from the AP quotes an unnamed law enforcement official saying police had sent a video to the NFL that showed Rice punching his then-fiancee.

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Obama Says U.S. Will 'Take Out' Islamic State 'Wherever They Exist'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:32

Signaling a broadening of the American offensive to date, the president said he would not hesitate to order strikes inside Syria. "If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven," Obama warned.

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Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-10 14:25

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.

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