National / International News

NYT journalist forced out of China

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:35
A New York Times journalist leaves China because authorities have not granted him a visa, in a move seen as an attempt to pressure the foreign media.

Brits to be streamed live on YouTube

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:17
As well as live coverage online outside the UK, music fans will be able to vote for best British video during the Brit Awards using Twitter.

Oscars: Best song nomination revoked

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
A contender for this year's best song Oscar is removed from the shortlist after it emerged that its writer, a former Academy governor, had contacted voters.

VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Arrests at 'violent' university demo

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:10
Fourteen people have been arrested after violence erupted at a student demonstration, the University of Birmingham says.

How Britain helped shape the Winter Olympics

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:40
The history of the Winter Olympics and Great Britain's key role in their development is the subject of a BBC Two documentary

Your pictures: Freedom

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:33
Readers' photos on the theme of freedom

'Mariachi Olympic Prince' Takes Glamour To Sochi Ski Slopes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:32

Hubertus Von Hohenlohe will be the only skier representing Mexico in the Winter Olympics in Russia. A German prince and one of the oldest athletes to be competing in the Winter Olympics, Hohenlohe says he doesn't expect to win any medals. But he does hope people will notice his flair for fashion.

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Asteroid Belt May Be Just One Big Melting Pot Of Space Rocks

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:30

New research shows that a planetary reshuffle might have shaped the ring of rubble between Mars and Jupiter.

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High Schoolers Hit The Slopes, And The Books, At Team Academy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:29

Elite athletes start their sports young and sometimes sacrifice academics; some even drop out of high school. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says it wants to prevent that by opening its own high school. But no mistake: Academics there aren't as important as winning.

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Funds run out for 'shared teachers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28
A scheme that employed teachers to be shared by Catholic and controlled primary schools ends despite being deemed a success.

Much Of North Dakota's Natural Gas Is Going Up In Flames

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28

Drillers pumping oil on the Great Plains are also producing a lot of natural gas. But the state doesn't have the infrastructure to transport or store it, so much of that gas isn't being sold — it's being set on fire.

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US snow storm strands thousands

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 00:20
Students return home and military vehicles have rescued stranded motorists after a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep South.

Scotland secure World Cup place

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:52
Scotland beat Kenya by three wickets to secure their place at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014 in Glasgow

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:47
The station's annual flagship event will be held at Glasgow Green, with Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini the first acts confirmed.

VIDEO: Military may help flood-hit Somerset

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 23:32
Military planners have been sent to Somerset to decide how they can help to prevent further flooding, with more heavy rain expected over the weekend.

Sterling warning to Scots - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 22:54
Thursday's papers interpret Bank of England governor Mark Carney's comments on the prospects of an independent Scotland keeping the pound.

Comedian Davidson in Big Brother win

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:43
Comedian Jim Davidson is Celebrity Big Brother winner a year after being unable to appear on the reality TV show because he was arrested over sex offence claims.

UK skills shortage 'worsening'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:31
Worsening shortages of skills could stop UK businesses from taking advantage of the economic recovery, research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills finds.

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 20:29
Google announces the surprise sale of its Motorola Mobility unit, which it bought in 2012, to Chinese computer maker Lenovo for $2.91bn.

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