National / International News

It's not always winning that counts

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:32
Losing with style but winning over Commonwealth Games crowds

Middle-aged drinking 'impairs memory'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:15
Problem drinking in middle age doubles the risk of memory loss in later life, research suggests.

Astronomers weigh up Milky Way

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:11
The Milky Way is lighter than previously thought and is only about half the mass of a neighbouring galaxy, researchers conclude.

Bumps, buzzards and critical species

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:10
Can a parrotfish help save elephants in Africa?

Peers query 'right to be forgotten'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:02
Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.

Senate Approves $8 Billion Transportation Package

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:00

The federal highway trust fund will run short of money starting this week unless Congress acts. But the Senate's bill differs significantly from what the House passed last week.

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Met to answer undercover sex claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:48
The Metropolitan Police has agreed to reveal whether two men had relationships with women while working as undercover police officers.

VIDEO: Duchovny a national symbol in Russia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:48
How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia

Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:40
British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.

How many men are paedophiles?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:34
How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?

VIDEO: How WW1 shaped a poet's life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:33
Robert Graves's memories of the horrors of fighting

The Hidden Costs Of Fighting Polio In Pakistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:30

The effort to end polio is taking a toll on Pakistan's already overstretched health system. With more children dying of measles and diarrhea, some question whether the focus on polio is worth it.

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Israeli Bombing Ruins Gaza's Only Power Plant

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:28

Israel broadened its bombing campaign on Tuesday, bringing the Palestinian death toll above 1,200. Brief hope for a cease-fire was quickly dashed.

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VIDEO: The teetotaller's hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:22
London's abandoned Victorian Temperance Hospital

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:16
'The first thing we saw was a baby being buried'

Shakespeare's Globe: Theatrical laboratory

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:13
Turning Shakespeare's theatre into a living laboratory

VIDEO: Inside a laboratory battling Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:11
Global Health Correspondent Tulip Mazumdar takes a look around a makeshift laboratory trying to battle the Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:05
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

VIDEO: Sun bracelet measures UV exposure

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:01
The BBC's Dougal Shaw tests out a digital bracelet designed to help people avoid getting too much sun exposure.

Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:01
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.
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