National / International News

VIDEO: Swiss train derailed in landslide

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train in a "serious accident" amid reports that carriages plunged into a ravine.

Placebo test in cardiac arrest study

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:54
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.

Kenya 'at high risk' of deadly Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:48
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.

Priest orders 'kisses' off grave

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:45
A Lancashire widow says she is "traumatised" after a priest tells her to remove two kisses from the inscription on her husband's gravestone.

Reversible USB cable design finished

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:44
The design for the new reversible USB interface - the standardised connection for data transfers between electronic devices - is finished.

Deadly Ecuador quake rattles Quito

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:40
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador's capital, Quito, killing four people and injuring eight others, the authorities say.

Schoolchildren Who Add Hand Sanitizer To Washing Still Get Sick

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:36

Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.

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Kompany signs five-year Man City deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:30
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has agreed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:23

Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running for president as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, has died in a plane crash southeast of Sao Paulo. He was 49.

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Scudamore still favours '39th game'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:11
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore is still in favour of overseas games, and says the clubs are too.

Giant Amazon fish 'locally extinct'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:09
A 10 foot long fish which used to dominate the Amazon river has been fished to extinction in a number of areas, a new study shows.

VIDEO: First female winner for maths medal

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 08:07
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.

UKIP beat Lib Dems on donations

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:45
UKIP reports more in political donations to the Electoral Commission in a quarter than the Lib Dems, for the first time.

Employment reaches new record high

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:33
Employment in Scotland has reached a new record high, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

How should the media report a suicide?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:27
How should the media handle the subject of suicide?

What Policing Looks Like To A Former Investigator Of Misconduct

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:27

Monica Potts reflects on her time reviewing civilian complaints about encounters with the NYPD, in light of several high-profile, videotaped confrontations this summer between officers and civilians.

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Man guilty of stepdaughter murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:25
A man is found guilty of the "violent and vicious" murder of his stepdaughter, who was also his former lover.

Syrian sarin gas chemicals destroyed

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:25
The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.

Many Big Employers Plan To Offer Skimpy Health Options Despite Law

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:23

These low-benefit plans are part of a strategy that lets workers and employers avoid health law penalties but may not provide substantial coverage.

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Historic fort cuts timing 'crazy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-13 07:18
Laying off some temporary staff at a military fort that has just marked the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 is "crazy", a volunteer has said.

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