National / International News

VIDEO: The world's smallest quadcopter

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:21
BBC Click's LJ Rich takes a toy quadcopter - based on smartphone technology - for a spin.

VIDEO: Wes Anderson film opens Berlinale

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:21
American director Wes Anderson was joined on the red carpet by Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Willem Defoe as his movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opened the Berlin Film Festival

Plant hunters' paradise at Kew

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:16
Bright exotic blooms at its orchid festival

'Bag a slag' poster ban criticised

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:08
A pub poster inviting speed daters to "bag a slag" on Valentine's Day should not have been banned, according to freedom of speech campaigners.

US TV legend Jay Leno bows out

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:51
Veteran television host Jay Leno tapes his final episode of The Tonight Show after 22 years, with help from a few celebrity guests.

EA faces row over Dungeon Keeper

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:45
Electronic Arts is facing strong criticism over the in-app payment system in its Dungeon Keeper game.

Job Growth Less Than Expected, But Unemployment Hits 5-Year Low

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:45

While the jobless rate edged down to 6.6 percent in January from December's 6.7 percent, only 113,000 jobs were added to payrolls. That's well below what was anticipated.

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AUDIO: App lets Facebook friends loan money

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:40
A new Facebook app has been launched which lets people borrow money from their friends.

VIDEO: US jobs: 'It's hard for me to survive'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:38
It is hoped that January's jobs figure will show a significant improvement on the previous month.

Sectarian abuse teacher quits school

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:35
A teacher at the Boys' Model School in north Belfast who became a target for sectarian online abuse is to leave for another education board area.

Insolvencies at lowest for 8 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:34
The number of individual insolvencies in England and Wales fell to its lowest level for eight years in 2013, according to government figures.

Storm Qumaira batters western France

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:32
A fierce storm batters the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding homes and businesses in Brittany.

Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
A skeletal riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up are the latest works that will take their place on the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

Clubs 'want safe-standing areas'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
Football League clubs back calls for the introduction of safe-standing areas at grounds in the Championship.

'No target' in UK animal tests plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:29
The UK government launches its plan to replace, refine and reduce animals in research, but campaigners are disappointed.

VIDEO: Stolen Stradivarius unveiled by police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:24
Milwaukee police say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month

VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:20
Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president

Anderson film opens Berlin festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:07
Wes Anderson's latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.

Eurovision to ban cheats from show

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:05
Countries found to be vote-rigging at the Eurovision Song Contest will face bans of up to three years, organisers say.

National Gallery buys first US work

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:57
The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.

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