National / International News

Fatal house blaze inquiry under way

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 01:08
Investigations begin into a house fire in Leeds which left two people dead.

Becoming a YouTube star

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-04-30 01:00

Not many teenagers can claim self-made stardom. 18 year old YouTube star Bethany Mota has developed a devoted online following with her videos on makeup, clothes, and other teen-related topics. Her interest in making YouTube videos was a result of being bullied online. 

"I think because at the time I was experiencing the dark side of online media, I found this really positive community on youtube that I didn’t even know existed," says Mota. These days, she has a lot to be excited about - Mota has close to 6 million followers on her YouTube channel.

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Tottenham deny De Boer approach

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:59
Tottenham say it is "wholly inaccurate" that they have contacted Ajax over the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

VIDEO: Shares in Twitter drop

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:50
Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.

Boy quizzed again on stabbed teacher

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:49
A 15-year-old boy is due to be questioned by police for a third day about the fatal stabbing of a teacher in front of pupils.

Clarity urged on child surgery cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:48
Members of NI's Health Committee are calling for greater clarity on details of cases of children travelling to Dublin for life-saving heart surgery.

VIDEO: Amanda Knox 'delivered fatal blow'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the fatal knife blow to UK student Meredith Kercher.

Farage 'MP bid' and teacher tributes - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
Some papers view the prospect of a by-election in Newark as an opportunity for UKIP's Nigel Farage. Others focus on tributes to murdered teacher Ann Maguire.

VIDEO: Could wearable tech boost our output?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
A study carried out by Goldsmiths, University of London found that some wearable technology could boost productivity by 8%.

VIDEO: Police fine 6,000 for bad driving

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:28
More than 6,000 fines have been handed out to motorists in the last eight months for hogging lanes and tailgating, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Storm defence improvements 'vital'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 00:02
Further work is needed to improve Wales' resilience to storms after defences were "seriously tested" earlier this year, says a report.

Shameless star Threlfall to play Noah

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:58
Actor David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, is to play Noah in a new BBC adaptation of the Bible story.

What went wrong at the Co-op Bank?

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:42
The report on the debacle at the Co-op Bank will take some beating

Training Men And Women On Campus To 'Speak Up' To Prevent Rape

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:31

Colleges are teaching students what's known as bystander intervention, based on the idea that both men and women can intervene to interrupt behaviors that could lead to sexual assault.

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An Afghan Village Of Drug Addicts, From Ages 10 to 60

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:31

Afghanistan is not just a world leader in producing drugs. It's also a leading consumer. Drug users addicted to heroin, and more recently crystal meth, are everywhere in the western city of Herat.

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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:30

One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.

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VIDEO: Farage not standing in by-election

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:24
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not stand in a by-election caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer.

Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:23
French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.

Piracy sites are 'rife with scams'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:21
Most popular pirate sites contain credit card scams, malware and/or other unwanted programs, says a media industry group.

Dying patients' care survey plea

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:31
Patients who are dying and their families need better opportunities to make their views known about the care they receive, says charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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