National / International News

What Leonardo taught us about the heart

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:27
Why Leonardo da Vinci's heart drawings are still relevant

Man facing paralysis codes new voice

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 18:08
The man who wrote software to keep his own voice after paralysis

VIDEO: 'Suicide net' approved for US bridge

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:55
A multi-million dollar funding package has been approved to stop people jumping off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

First Veterans Commissioner named

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:18
Alex Salmond will formally appoint Scotland's first Veteran's Commissioner at celebrations in Stirling to mark Armed Forces Day.

'Neglectful' UK faces care problem

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:17
Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.

Soul Singer Bobby Womack Dies At 70

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 17:04

The legendary singer rose to prominence with such hits as "Lookin' For A Love" and "It's All Over Now."

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Arcade Fire warm Glastonbury crowd

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:59
Arcade Fire bring a party atmosphere to Glastonbury on Friday, hours after an electric storm stops the festival.

The stunt-performing grandmother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:45
How a single mother became the UK's first black stunt actress

Missing US boy in custody of mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:42
A 12-year-old found in the basement of his father's block of flats after being missing for 11 days is in his mother's custody, Detroit police say.

Arrest in search for 'armed' man

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:25
Police in Cornwall hunting for a man who they feared might be carrying a gun make an arrest.

In The Stands At World Cup, It Was The U.S. That Beat Germany

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:09

In the David and Goliath match, American fans dominated the cheering section.

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The cyclist chased by a lion

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:08
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of the cyclist pursued by a lion.

Court Stays Decision Striking Down Indiana's Gay Marriage Ban

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 16:05

The appeals court decision puts a halt to gay marriages in the state pending an appeal of the lower court ruling.

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Metallica 'stay sober' for Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:50
Metallica's Lars Ulrich on the downsides of playing Glastonbury

The story of Brazil's 'sacred jersey'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:33
How Brazil came to wear its iconic golden yellow shirt

VIDEO: 111 cyclists perform in convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:27
Eine Brise is a composition specifically designed to be played by 111 cyclists. It was recently used to open the Harwich Arts Festival.

'Citizen science' hits 50-year mark

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:20
The Biological Records Centre, which supports more than 80 of the UK's wildlife recording societies and schemes, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:07
The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society warns.

Increased protection for war wrecks

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 15:04
The huge number of ships sunk in World War One are to be offered increased protection under a UN agreement.

Dozens of fish killed in Glenavy

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 14:56
A number of fish have been found dead in the Glenavy River, County Antrim.
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