National / International News

French PM to pay for football trip

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 01:19
France's prime minister says he will pay €2,500 (£1,825) for taking his children on trip by government jet to the Champions League final in Berlin.

Brazil overturns biography 'ban'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 01:17
Brazil's Supreme Court overturns a law which allowed the subjects of unauthorised biographies to block publication.

A Suit That Turns A Person Into A Robot (Sort Of)

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 01:01

Robots are really bad at many simple, human tasks. One possible workaround: Combine the person with the machine.

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Charts will move to Friday in July

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 01:00
The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1 is moving from Sundays to Fridays on 10 July, to tie in with the new global music release day.

Experiencing The 'Realities Of Being A Police Officer'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 01:00

A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.

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VIDEO: How Sicily 'processes' rescued migrants

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:46
Many rescued migrants who arrive in Sicily from Libya are suffering from the effects of sexual and physical abuse, and many are carrying scabies, as Clive Myrie reports.

How this couch changed everything

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:41
How did this 1890s piece of furniture become famous?

SNP submits fiscal amendment to Bill

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:36
The SNP submits an amendment to the Scotland Bill calling for the Scottish Parliament to be given the power to introduce full fiscal autonomy.

America's Next Economic Boom Could Be Lying Underground

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:30

When it comes to improving the standard of living for Americans, the middle class could use some help. One Harvard economist says the help is underground, in the form of oil and natural gas.

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Surrogate Parenting: A Worldwide Industry, Lacking Global Rules

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:28

In the U.S., surrogacy is a widely accepted practice, though it's governed by a patchwork of state laws. It's barred in some European countries, but widely practiced and large unregulated in India.

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Funeral for triple murder family

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:26
A funeral service is held for a family found fatally stabbed at their home in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Burundi mediator quits his role

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:25
UN official Said Djinnit steps down from the role of mediating talks between the two sides in the Burundi crisis after calls for him to resign.

Ryanair told to sell Aer Lingus stake

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 00:20
Low-cost airline Ryanair has been ordered to sell most of its shares in its Irish rival Aer Lingus by the Competition watchdog.

How to ride 3,000 miles in 12 days

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:49
After breaking a bone while cycling 3,000 miles, the daughter of a famous space scientist explains why she's doing it all again.

Data Dive Suggests Link Between Heartburn Drugs And Heart Attacks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:45

The drugs are proton-pump inhibitors, including Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid. But the study doesn't show cause and effect. Other factors — diet, drink or tobacco — may play a role.

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Westminster house prices 'fall 22%'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:40
House prices in the smartest parts of London have fallen by up to 22% since last Autumn, according to the property services group LSL.

VIDEO: Astronauts prepare for return to earth

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:28
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.

Raid on Chicago home over nude leaks

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:26
Documents reveal a building in Chicago was raided by the authorities over last year's leak of hundreds of nude photos of female stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Iconic Degas dancer statue to be sold

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:18
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of Edgar Degas' most famous works, is to be sold at auction.

Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:15
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.