National / International News

Behind the scenes of Prince's new album

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:16
Prince's producer reveals secrets of new album

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:06
A drug used to treat diabetes could help in the fight against blood cancer, according to research in the journal Nature.

Progressive music gets official chart

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 18:02
Progressive music, the oft-maligned genre that had its heyday in the 1970s, is to be endorsed by the Official Charts Company.

Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:35
The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more then 13 million children of an education.

Schools 'demand money from parents'

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:16
At least 100 schools in England are pressurising parents or demanding they donate money, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests.

Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill

NPR News - Wed, 2015-09-02 17:01

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner partially vetoed the Heroin Crisis Act, which would have cleared the way for Medicaid to fund addiction treatments.

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Patient's fears over HIV details leak

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 16:30
A man says he fears having to tell friends and family he is HIV positive after he was among 780 patients whose details were leaked by a health clinic.

How Germany abolished tuition fees

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 16:23
How have German universities been able to abolish tuition fees when English universities are charging £9,000?

Screening for Braveheart anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 16:03
A special screening of Braveheart is to be held in Stirling to mark the 20th anniversary of the Oscar-winning film.

Court ruling due on alcohol pricing

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 16:01
The European Court of Justice is due to issue a preliminary ruling over plans to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland.

VIDEO: The model who's bringing a rare skin condition into the open

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:51
The model who's bringing a rare condition into the open

Federal Ferguson Review Finds More Than 100 Lessons For Police

NPR News - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:49

An assessment of police response to the demonstrations there calls into question strategies like the overwatch tactic, with officers using rifle sights to survey the crowd from atop tactical vehicles.

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Pressure mounts for political solution in Libya

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:43
Hopes for a new Libyan unity government have been frustrated so far - and there are few signs of a resolution, says Rana Jawad.

VIDEO: Smartphones boost slum businesses

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:40
Small businesses in Mumbai's most famous slum are using smartphones to sell directly to customers.

US state executing killers faster than any other

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:39
The US state executing more killers than any other

Should flamethrowers be sold in the US?

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:24
Anger as US firm markets "cool tool" flamethrower

Crime clan continues to intrigue Argentina

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:15
Puccio crime family still shocks Argentina

VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:05
The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.

Hodei: The man who vanished

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:05
A man goes to work abroad - and vanishes after six months

VIDEO: Rise and fall of the Black Panthers

BBC - Wed, 2015-09-02 15:05
A new film chronicles the rise and fall of the Black Panthers, the US radical political organisation which marks its 50th anniversary in 2016.