National / International News

Genes 'play role in Ebola survival'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:36
Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.

Fashion challenge for Apple's Ive

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:13
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?

VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.

Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:10
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

VIDEO: Meet the accidental stormtrooper

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:08
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history

Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:07
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:05
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?

VIDEO: Poppy hijab for Remembrance

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 16:02
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.

The metal detectors saving marriages

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:59
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages

Labour pledge to boost English buses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:59
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Grant urges action over gender gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:52
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.

Hamilton critical of double points

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 15:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.

Murray seals World Tour Finals place

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:47
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.

Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.

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The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:45

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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Man charged with Gibson murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:39
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 14:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Red Cross Responds To NPR/ProPublica Report On Storm Response Inefficiencies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:56

An NPR investigation revealed how the emergency organization funneled its resources away from storm victims to create an "illusion of mass care." The Red Cross tells PBS NewsHour that's not true.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:51

Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.

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Colombian Farc in civilian admission

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

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