National / International News

Murder probe over fatal stabbing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 20:07
A man has been stabbed to death in the street in west London, Scotland Yard says.

Eurovision hopeful Molly: 'I've already won in a way'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 20:04
Why UK's Eurovision hope Molly already feels like a winner

VIDEO: Boos as Russia reach Eurovision final

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 20:04
Amid current tensions between the two nations, both Russia and Ukraine reach the final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.

Placenta firm in 'health risk' case

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 20:03
A company that processes placentas for new mothers to eat could be shut down in what is believed to be the first court case of its kind.

South Sudan rivals 'will meet'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 19:58
A face-to-face meeting between South Sudan's rival politicians is likely to take place on Friday, UN chief Ban Ki-moon says on a trip to Juba.

MPs seek major investment in roads

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 19:28
Investment in England's major roads will need to increase "substantially" during the next decade if traffic forecasts are correct, MPs say.

Is Whitehall ready for coalition endgame?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 19:04
Is Whitehall ready for life after the coalition?

VIDEO: Investors eyeing Alibaba share sale

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 18:28
The BBC's Samira Hussain says Alibaba's public share sale is already starting to attract investors.

GOP Establishment Favorite Thom Tillis Wins Senate Nod In N.C.

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 18:11

Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. It was a good night for incumbents, but not for Tea Party candidates.

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VIDEO: On Kim Dotcom's campaign trail

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 18:08
As multi-millionaire Kim Dotcom launches a political party, the BBC's Dave Lee follows him on the campaign trail.

'Dementia-friendly' workplaces call

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:59
Businesses must become more dementia-friendly and support employees who care for loved ones with dementia, says the government.

Bridget vs Bertie for comedy prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:55
A Jeeves and Wooster pastiche is up against the latest Bridget Jones novel for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.

Waiting for a shanty home in Brazil

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:29
Waiting lists for homes with no running water

VIDEO: Teenager invents better battery

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:08
Eesha Khare invented a super-capacitor that charges more quickly and stores more energy than a conventional battery.

White House security breached by car

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:07
The White House was briefly in lockdown after an unauthorised vehicle entered a restricted area near the US president's residence.

Composer Antony Hopkins dies aged 93

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 17:07
Composer Antony Hopkins, who presented the BBC Radio 3's Talking About Music for more than 36 years, has died aged 93, the station announces.

VIDEO: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to kids

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:32
'Marijuana refugees' uproot in search of drug to ease seizures

Prison book ban may face test case

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:23
The Ministry of Justice faces a legal challenge over its policy, introduced in November, that bans books being sent in to prisoners.

Ecuador rejects vote on Amazon oil

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:22
Ecuador rejects a call for a referendum on whether further oil exploration should take place in an Amazon reserve, saying not enough signatures were collected.

When did we start saying 'blah, blah, blah'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:22
A politician became incensed when he saw a reporter writing "blah blah blah". When did this phrase become an insult?
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