National / International News

Marathon female world record attempt

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 20:07
Amy Hughes, from Shropshire, hopes to break the Guinness World Record three times over by running 53 marathons in 53 days.

GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:26

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.

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GOP Sen. Pat Roberts Fends Off Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:26

Radiologist Milton Wolf, who compared himself to Ted Cruz, put up a strong primary fight, but the veteran Kansas senator prevailed. It's the latest blow to Tea Party hopes of ousting a GOP incumbent.

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MH370 sea search contractor named

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 19:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria

Are £1 home schemes a success?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Are the two cities' £1 homes schemes a success?

Can we overcome our dread of comets?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:41
Why have humans been stricken with a dread of comets?

How did Lego become a gender battleground?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:39
Should Lego be providing role models for girls?

The secret ghostwriters of Hip Hop

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
The Hip Hop artists who rap ghostwritten rhymes

The men who saved JFK's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:36
A man who rescued JFK in the Pacific in WW2 dies aged 93

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:32
A spike in searches for Bitcoins can be a good predictor of an imminent crash in its value, suggests research.

US general killed by Afghan soldier

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:31
A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.

Play 'boosts children's development'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:30
Play helps boost children's language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning skills, a study reaffirms.

VIDEO: Injuries in Times Square bus crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:20
Fourteen people were injured, three of them seriously, in a traffic accident involving two double-decker tour buses in Times Square in New York.

US Gotham series set for Channel 5

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 16:18
US drama Gotham, based on life in the famous fictional city before the arrival of Batman, is to air on Channel 5 in the UK this autumn.

Kerry: US investment helping Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:57
US investment in Africa is fighting extremism, bringing stability and improving Africans' lives, US Secretary of State John Kerry tells the BBC.

Super units 'needed for stroke care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:52
Stroke care needs to be centralised in large specialist units in a radical shake-up of hospitals, experts say.

Daily aspirin 'cuts cancer deaths'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:50
An analysis suggests taking a small dose of aspirin every day can prevent deaths from bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancers.
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