National / International News

Mystery of lemon-shaped Moon solved

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 09:14
Tides and spin gave the Moon its strange lemon shape more than four billion years ago, research reveals.

When politicians 'think aloud'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 09:14
Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

Some Loyal Foursquare Users Are Checking Out After Swarm Spinoff

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 09:12

The company's move to break its app in two is costing it the users who loved Foursquare the most. "Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?" asked one user.

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Ex-policeman on Rodney murder charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 09:10
A former policeman is to be charged with murdering a man who was shot dead after a car was stopped by officers in north London nine years ago.

Premier League to use vanishing spray

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 09:03
Vanishing spray used by referees at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be used in Premier League games next season.

Production stalls on Big Bang Theory

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:57
Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.

AUDIO: Why the Moon is shaped like a lemon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:54
Professor of planetary sciences Ian Garrick-Bethell explains what gave the Moon its unusually distorted shape.

Path led man to his death on Snowdon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:47
A coroner demands Snowdon park officials address the dangers of paths that leave "people in peril" after a man fell about 600ft (180m) to his death.

A peculiar sort of debt

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:45
What are the true costs of running the student loan scheme?

VIDEO: Aerial video of Eastbourne Pier on fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:20
A major fire has broken out in Eastbourne Pier.

Smart home kit proves 'easy to hack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:13
Security experts at HP raise concern about smart home devices after testing 10 app-controlled examples and discovering vulnerabilities.

U.S. Issues Travel Restrictions On Venezuelan Officials

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:06

The U.S. did not name the officials but said they have been responsible or complicit in perpetrating human rights abuses against the Venezuelan people.

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We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:03
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

Bolt: Games slur reports 'nonsense'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:02
Usain Bolt denies newspaper claims that he made disparaging comments about the Commonwealth Games.

Ukraine claims key town near Donetsk

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 08:01
The Ukrainian army says it has seized the town of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, amid intense fighting in the area around the downed MH17 flight.

Nine years for baby-killer boyfriend

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 07:53
A man who killed his girlfriend's six-week-old baby by battering him with a shoe and plastic bottle is jailed for nine years for manslaughter.

Argentina hours away from default

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 07:50
No deal is in prospect in Argentina's debt talks in New York as Wednesday night's default deadline approaches.

US travel ban on Venezuela officials

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 07:50
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.

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