National / International News

Perils of the English countryside

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 19:15
The hidden dangers of a walk in the English countryside

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 18:39
A Sierra Leone woman who fled hospital after testing positive for the Ebola virus has died after turning herself in, health officials tell the BBC.

In pictures: London Olympic Park

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 18:19
Photographer captures Olympic Park from above

VIDEO: Air Algerie bodies to be brought to France

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 17:51
France's president has promised that the bodies of 118 people who died when an Air Algerie plane crashed in Mali will be brought to France.

VIDEO: World's biggest electronic music festival

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:54
In only 10 years Tomorrowland has become one of the best known electronic music festivals in the world.

Sun 'can harm sight as well as skin'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:51
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin

Six seconds 'can transform health'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:46
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers.

Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:40
Social media trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Venezuela party in key congress

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:34
Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.

Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:27
How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway

The bowling biochemist hoping to inspire a nation

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:06
Raised in poverty and unsure of his age, Muhammad Shahzad has no doubts about his desire to bring lawn bowls to Pakistan.

The cellar that still holds Goering's wine

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 15:02
The underground vault that still holds Goering's wine collection

The people who want to be near a tornado

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:58
Why some people want to be near a deadly tornado

Disturbance at 'crisis' prison

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:08
Dozens of prisoners take part in a disturbance lasting several hours at a Nottinghamshire prison heavily criticised in a report this week.

Burton's redemption song strikes chord

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 14:03
Euan Burton's gold at the Commonwealth Games washed away London 2012 tears, writes BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

Substance find prompts evacuation

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:46
More than 200 residents are evacuated from homes after the discovery of what Derbyshire police called a "potentially volatile substance" in a flat.

Golden Scots match best-ever total

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:45
Hosts Scotland match their best-ever total of 11 gold medals at a Commonwealth Games after only three days of competition at Glasgow 2014.

France 'to receive Mali crash bodies'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:40
French President Francois Hollande promises all the bodies from the Air Algerie crash in Mali will be brought to France.

Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:13

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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Scotland win three more judo golds

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-26 13:06
Euan Burton wins one of three judo golds for Scotland after his English wife Gemma Gibbons has to settle for silver.
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