National / International News

AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:29
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.

Arsenal sign £16m teenager Chambers

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:26
Arsenal complete the signing of teenage Southampton defender Calum Chambers for a fee understood to be about £16m.

To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:19

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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VIDEO: 'Prince Harry said no to selfie'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:04
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players who found the Queen had 'photo-bombed' their selfie have tried to have their photo taken with Prince Harry.

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:52
Jess Judd and Jodie Williams are determined to make their mark at Glasgow 2014, as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce finds out.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:44
A swimmer has died in a thunderstorm off a Californian beach. But what happens when lightning hits water?

With Men's Y Chromosome, Size Really May Not Matter

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:41

The string of genes that make a man a man used to be much bigger, and some geneticists say it may be wasting away. Back off, others say. Y has been stable — and crucial — for millennia.

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AUDIO: How to protect your online reputation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:39
Recent high profile cases have illustrated the danger of people having their public reputation damaged by negative online rumours and social media sites.

Ex-Virginia governor's trial opens

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:34
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.

Fall in people buying books as gifts

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:29
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.

Driver guilty over cyclist's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:25
James Sneddon is found guilty of causing Alasdair Dudgeon's death after knocking him off his bike near Kincardine Bridge.

Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:19
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.

Where The Birds Are Is Not Where You'd Think

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:19

Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.

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Hero's welcome for freed Venezuelan

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:13
Venezuelan official Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.

Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:12
A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.

Rosberg is leading Hamilton on merit, says Coulthard

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:08
Lewis Hamilton is a street fighter but Nico Rosberg can cope with the pressure of a title battle, says David Coulthard.

Zayn Malik tweets support for Palestinians

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:07
The celebrities tweeting their support for Palestinians

Adoption films for would-be parents

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 07:57
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.

Man in court over pensioner attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 07:38
A man has been charged with assault to severe injury, danger of life and attempted murder in connection with an attack on a 85-year-old woman.

MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 07:33
The downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.
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