National / International News

Pakistan army 'kills 57 Taliban'

BBC - 14 hours 26 min ago
Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.

Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds

BBC - 14 hours 28 min ago
The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.

Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings

BBC - 14 hours 32 min ago
Robbie Savage rates each of Brendan Rodgers' signings for Liverpool and explains what the manager should do in January.

Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan

BBC - 14 hours 35 min ago
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.

Pearson FA charge wrong - Allardyce

BBC - 14 hours 45 min ago
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says the FA was wrong to charge Leicester's Nigel Pearson over his row with a fan.

North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'

BBC - 14 hours 52 min ago
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies dies

BBC - 14 hours 56 min ago
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

NPR News - 15 hours 5 min ago

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

NPR News - 15 hours 6 min ago

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

NPR News - 15 hours 7 min ago

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

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Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.

The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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New York City 'hinge on Lampard'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:57
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.

NI Water action 'to disrupt repairs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:45
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:27
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:21
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.

Instant translation – no longer sci-fi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:20
Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.

Price agreed for emergency power

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:07
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

Two arrests after park stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:06
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:03
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

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