National / International News

Australian pair abandon Down's baby

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 18:59
An online campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple raises more than £70,000.

VIDEO: Chaos as foreigners try to flee Libya

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 17:46
Tunisia has closed its main border crossing with Libya after thousands of stranded Egyptian and other foreign nationals tried to break through.

US House passes $694m border bill

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 17:05
A bill to strengthen the US border with Mexico clears the House of Representatives but is opposed by the Senate and the White House.

VIDEO: Germany's only WW1 exhibition

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48
The Berlin Historical Museum is holding the only exhibition in Germany to look at the war and its European and global implications.

House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:48

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Mexican media denounces 'gag law'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:47
Mexican journalists denounce a new law that introduces a number of restrictions on crime reporting in north-western Sinaloa state.

Fifty years of Cambridge Folk Festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:46
The festival that helped folk music find its voice

Is it the end for concrete jungles?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:43
Could city revamps signal the end of concrete jungles?

Hamas denies holding Israeli soldier

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:38
The military wing of the Islamist group insists it is not holding a missing Israel soldier and says he could have died in an Israeli air strike.

First WW1 airbase

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:36
WW1 remembered at UK’s first military airbase

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

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Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:31

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

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Will Scotland’s summer of sport affect the referendum?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:26
Will Glasgow's sporting feast affect the referendum?

The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:22
How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.

Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 16:08
On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:58

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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VIDEO: Essure birth control unsafe - Brockovich

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:49
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:25
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it ran on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.

GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:21

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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The boy on a beach with an RPG

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:12
Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG
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