National / International News

VIDEO: Are Rudolf Steiner's ideas working?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:19
Newsnight has learned that complaints were made to the Department for Education about some privately funded Steiner schools.

VIDEO: Indonesia's new rich spend it big

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:19
Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:17
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.

VIDEO: Who are the children fleeing to the US border?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:16
New data from the Pew Research center shows that children 12 and under are coming to the US in droves

Technique turns bodies 'see-through'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:13
A newly discovered way to make entire bodies transparent could pave the way for a new generation of treatments, scientists say.

Keeping the cyber thieves at bay

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:12
Keeping cyber thieves' paws off your data

VIDEO: Commonwealth Games goes virtual

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:08
Commonwealth Games streamed live to a virtual reality headset.

'Draconian' Russian net law enacted

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:05
A new law imposing restrictions on bloggers and social media users has come into effect in Russia.

Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:03

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Switching broadband is 'too costly'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:01
Tens of thousands of broadband customers in the UK are having to pay "costly" charges to change supplier, Citizens Advice warns.

Argentina blames US for debt default

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 14:50
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

Home favourite Child wins silver medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 14:40
Commonwealth Games poster girl Eilidh Child wins silver in the women's 400m hurdles at Hampden Park.

Broods: New Zealand's next pop export

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 14:16
Meet New Zealand's next big musical exports

WTO fails to seal global trade deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 14:14
The World Trade Organization says its 160 members have failed to agree a global customs pact drawn up in meetings in Bali last December.

The inside story of the great Southampton sell-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 14:06
Broken pacts, discontent and a silent owner - sports reporter Ben Smith on the background to Saints' £92m player sale.

Weightlifter attack on Welsh athlete

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:56
An Australian weightlifter admits assaulting a member of the Welsh team at the Commonwealth Games.

Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:55

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

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From headline act to supporting role

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:50
Is there still a place for trailblazer and television star Louis Smith, after being beaten by the gymnasts he inspired?

When China Spurns GMO Corn Imports, American Farmers Lose Billions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:45

China has been a big and growing market for U.S. corn. But then farmers started planting a kind of genetically engineered corn that's not yet approved in China, and the Chinese government struck back.

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Tory disquiet over Israel action

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:44
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.
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