National / International News

Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:24

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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Brits line up for Oscars race

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:20
Who's in the race for this year's Academy Awards?

May defends 'snoopers' charter' plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:10
Theresa May says "innocent lives will be put at risk" if her plans for more online data surveillance are not implemented.

'Tornado' throws wreckage 300ft

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:59
A suspected tornado throws a summerhouse roof 300ft through the air and leaves a trail of destruction in a Cornish town.

VIDEO: Weather disruption set to spread

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:59
Wintry weather is causing disruption across many parts of the UK with warnings of severe gales in some areas.

David Walliams leads UK book sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:53
Comedian David Walliams led the sales of children's books in the UK last year, generating more than £7m in 2014.

VIDEO: Disrupt weapons smuggling, says May

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:47
The EU must step up its efforts to stop weapons smuggling, the Home Secretary says, in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

VIDEO: Pregnant women more at risk of Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:42
The first ever Ebola treatment centre which specialises in caring for pregnant women has opened, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been given special access to the centre

Lonely monkey is brought to sanctuary

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:36
A lonely 50-year-old capuchin monkey who previously suffered cigarette burns is brought to a Cornwall sanctuary.

VIDEO: El Capitan - world's toughest climb?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:36
BBC News takes a quick look at El Capitan's Dawn Wall in California, arguably the world's toughest rock to climb.

VIDEO: 'Green or chicken': Row over TV debates

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:34
Ed Miliband quotes David Cameron from 2010 backing TV election debates, but the prime minister calls him a chicken.

Post-Attack Edition Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Sells Out In France

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:29

The satirical magazine said it would increase its run to 5 million. The cover of the magazine features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

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UN warns over refugees in Jordan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:23
The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Space station hit by 'coolant leak'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:09
A coolant leak at a US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) has forced its crew to be evacuated to another part of the orbiting outpost.

Your pictures: Pairs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:07
Readers' photos on the theme of "pairs"

Man City sign £28m Bony from Swansea

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:05
Manchester City complete the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea for £28m, with the striker signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.

VIDEO: Lone dog catches bus for 'walkies'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:03
A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park

Legal costs hit JP Morgan profits

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:47
JPMorgan Chase, the US's largest bank, reports profits down by 6.6% after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.

Tony Hall: 'High risk' period at BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:46
BBC director general Tony Hall tells staff the corporation is entering a period of "high risk", with the prospect the broadcaster could be “diminished” during the next round of licence fee negotiations.

African team to race in Le Tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:38
MTN-Qhubeka will be the first African-registered team to compete in the Tour de France after earning a wildcard for the 2015 race.