National / International News

Tower poppies to start being removed

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:06
Up to 8.000 volunteers are set to start removing the 888, 246 commemorative ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.

Chinese Shoppers Set Record For 'Singles Day' Shopping Spree

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 16:00

A day meant to celebrate being single has turned in to the world's largest shopping event. But it's unlikely to catch on in the U.S.

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VIDEO: Medical bike couriers battle HIV

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:23
The Malawi motorbike couriers helping battle HIV

Power behind Qatar's global lessons

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:20
The royal power behind Qatar's obsession with education

Pupils 'lacking science equipment'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:13
School pupils are not being given the science equipment they need, according to a group of professional bodies.

Who owns our mobile health data?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:12
Who owns your mobile health data?

National fracking college named

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:10
A Lancashire college is chosen as the national hub for the UK's first college for the fracking industry.

'Death knell for benefit tourism' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:10
A European Court ruling prompts the press to declare an end to "benefit tourism", while many look forward to I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

VIDEO: The device that blocks surveillance

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:07
BBC Click talks to the team behind an anti-surveillance device.

Sturgeon to address airport's future

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 15:03
The deputy first minister is to answer questions before a committee about the long-term future of state-owned Prestwick Airport.

Bank fined £2.75m over IT meltdown

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 14:58
Ulster Bank is fined 3.5m euros (£2.75m) by the Central Bank of Ireland over its 2012 IT meltdown which left customers without access to their accounts.

VIDEO: Countdown to historic comet landing

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 14:43
History beckons for the European Space Agency on Wednesday as it attempts to put a small probe on a comet

Hodgson salutes Rooney's resolve

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 14:02
England boss Roy Hodgson praises Wayne Rooney before the captain makes his 100th international appearance on Saturday.

The Prosthetics Industry Gets A Human Touch

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 14:01

The prosthetics industry is rapidly growing, allowing patients to better customize their devices and even regain a sense of touch.

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VIDEO: Cannibal death discovery 'horror'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:56
The owner of a B&B where Matthew Williams murdered a woman in an act of cannibalism has told of the horror she witnessed.

Argentina financials firms raided

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:49
Tax officials in Argentina raid financial organisations across the country, in what they say is an operation targeting money-laundering.

VIDEO: NHS funding call to prevent 'crash'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:46
Liberal Democrat Health Minister Norman Lamb warns of a "crash" in the NHS in England if up to £1.5bn of extra funding is not found before the 2015 general election.

Communities Struggle To Reach Homeless Students Living In The Shadows

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:46

More than 1 million public school students in the U.S. don't have permanent homes. Most live doubled up with family or friends, but many live in motels, emergency shelters, campgrounds — even cars.

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Medicare Poised To Cover CT Scans To Screen For Lung Cancer

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:31

To qualify for coverage, patients would have to first meet with a doctor to talk through the pros and cons of scans, which involve a low-dose of radiation.

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Murray win keeps Finals hopes alive

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 13:29
Andy Murray keeps his ATP World Tour Finals hopes alive with a 6-3 7-5 win over Canadian Milos Raonic in London.