National / International News

Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Real life 'Spider-Man' helps needy

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:47
A real-life "Spider-Man" has started taking to the streets of Birmingham to help the city's poor and needy.

TV election debates will 'go ahead'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:44
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.

Week in pictures: 28 February - 6 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
News photos from around the world

Shot men 'failed to appear' in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
Two men who were due to appear in court on Friday failed to show after they were shot in west Belfast the night before, a court is told.

To the end of time

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:39
Why time just isn't what it used to be

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:37
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Alonso crash puzzling to Coulthard

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:35
"Something does not add up" about Fernando Alonso's crash in Barcelona, says former McLaren driver David Coulthard.

Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 20th-Century Iran

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:28

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.

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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:26
People unwittingly sniff hands after handshakes, and more nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:26
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Unrivalled riches of Nimrud

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:23
The Assyrian site of Nimrud - feared bulldozed by Islamic State militants - has yielded riches unrivalled in the ancient world, writes archaeologist Augusta McMahon.

S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:21
Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable".

Bradford City v Reading

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:21
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup sixth-round game between Bradford City and Reading.

Warning of heavy rain and flooding

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:18
The Met Office issues an amber "be prepared" weather warning for areas surrounding Loch Ness and a yellow warning for other parts of Scotland.

Tajik Opposition Leader Shot Dead In Istanbul

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:07

Umarali Kuvatov, who was a harsh critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, was shot on a street in the city in Turkey, where he had been living in exile.

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'Adams wrong' say dead man's family

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:06
The family of a murdered County Armagh man reject claims by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that criminals were responsible for his death.

Is Qatar bringing the Nusra Front in from the cold?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 06:50
The killing by Syria of a top commander of the Nusra Front comes at a time when the jihadist group is rethinking its allegiance to al-Qaeda, says David Roberts.

Murray wins GB opener against USA

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 06:43
Great Britain win the first rubber of their Davis Cup World Group tie against the United States in Glasgow.

Boy, 13, admits party row murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 06:23
A 13-year-old boy admits murdering a man after an argument about a party in north London.