National / International News

Is Ferguson unrest behind murder spike?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:34
Murder rates in US cities have spiked. Some say it's due to a chilling effect on police while others call it a statistical aberration.

What's the state of the Turkish economy?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:34
As Turkish voters prepare to elect a new government, what state is the country's economy in?

Rallying on behalf of people without passports

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:31
The ordinary people standing up for Kuwaiti's 'bidoons'

VIDEO: Britain's disappearing petrol stations

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:23
Andrew Parker is trying to capture the beauty of Britain's local service stations before they all disappear.

Salazar doping claims 'distressing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:22
Doping claims about top coach Alberto Salazar are "distressing", says World Anti-Doping Authority president Craig Reedie.

Massive Data Breach Puts 4 Million Federal Employees' Records At Risk

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:22

The Office of Personnel Management says it's notifying current and former employees whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised.

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Scots peaks get £3.28m lottery boost

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:20
A five-year project to improve Scotland's mountains receives an additional £3.28m from The Heritage Lottery Fund.

Glasgow venues stage BBC Music Day

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:19
Deacon Blue, Lulu, Jamie Cullum and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra perform at venues in Glasgow to mark the inaugural BBC Music Day.

VIDEO: Acronym dispute: Greek debt explained

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:18
As talks continue to resolve Greece's debt crisis, BBC News offers an overview of what is happening, and asks what Greece might do next.

Call for sugary food and drinks tax

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:17
Doctors call for a tax on sugary food and drinks to tackle what they have described as an "obesity epidemic".

Gordonstoun pressure over sex abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:16
The Gordonstoun public school in Moray is facing further pressure over claims of historic abuse at its former prep school Aberlour House.

'I was told I shouldn't play football'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:06
Sports Minister Tracey Crouch says women and girls are still too often sidelined or belittled in the sporting world.

Facebook criticised over sobbing baby

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:05
The NSPCC, a child protection charity, asks the UK government to hold Facebook to account after a row involving a "dreadful and disturbing" video.

Viral Superspreader? How One Man Triggered A Deadly MERS Outbreak

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:03

In the past week, cases of the Middle East respiratory syndrome have more than tripled in South Korea. Researchers now have a clue to why the outbreak has grown so large, so quickly.

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Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:02
Who's denied they've got a golden toilet?

Creating the blackest paint in the world

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:01
Creating the blackest black paint in the world

A singing manager & the female Messi

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 15:00
An expanded Women's World Cup means more teams and more plotlines. We take a look at some of the stories to watch in Canada.

The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 14:59
The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten

Football League plans 'Rooney Rule'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 14:55
The Football League wants clubs to interview one black minority ethnic candidate for each manager role.

Colombia to have truth commission

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-04 14:40
Colombia's government and Farc rebels agree to set up a truth commission if a peace deal is reached to end more than 50 years of conflict.

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