National / International News

Racism against British Chinese 'ignored'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 20:22
British Chinese people and community leaders tell Newsbeat that racism against them isn't taken seriously enough.

US governor sworn in for fourth term

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 19:56
California Governor Jerry Brown makes history as he is sworn in for a record-breaking fourth term, setting out ambitious targets for climate change.

'Beaten children washed in toilets'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 19:51
Former residents of a Birmingham children's home claim of being beaten, made to wash in toilet water and sleep on the floor.

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 18:47
Astronomers prove they can accurately tell a star's age from how fast it spins, after measuring the spin speed of stars more than a billion years old.

L.A., D.C., S.F., Boston? U.S. Pick For Olympic Host May Come Thursday

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:56

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.

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Samsung call to open up net of things

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:49
The push to create an "internet of things" will not succeed unless electronics firms collaborate more, warns Samsung.

VIDEO: Why are global oil prices falling?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:40
The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.

VIDEO: On Board an AirAsia search plane

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:38
The BBC's Kiki Siregar has had exclusive access to a Russian search plane that is looking for AirAsia flight QZ8501.

Nikkei leads Asian markets down

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:23
Asian markets move lower on Monday following investor concerns over falling oil prices and Greece's economic outlook.

Mexico missing: Mayor's wife charged

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 17:05
The wife of the former mayor of Iguala, the Mexican city where 43 students disappeared, has been charged with organised crime and money laundering.

Sony condemns 'vicious' cyber attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:37
Sony has publicly condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview.

Poor 'face higher council tax bills'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:32
Many local authorities in England are set to demand higher council tax payments from low-income households, the Local Government Association says.

SpaceX to attempt rocket recovery

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:19
California's SpaceX company will take the unusual step of trying to land part of its Falcon rocket after it launches a cargo mission to the space station on Tuesday.

Strong quake hits Christchurch NZ

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:18
Strong aftershocks are felt in New Zealand's South Island after an earthquake measuring 6.0 hits, but cause no damage or injuries.

Berry takes on Cowell at NTA awards

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:15
Mary Berry takes on Simon Cowell at the 20th National Television Awards

Toyota opens up hydrogen patents

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:08
Almost 6,000 patents relating to hydrogen fuel cells owned by Toyota are being made available to anyone to use royalty free.

Managing pain with the power of the mind

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:03
Can you breathe away pain?

Councils face huge road repair bills

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:00
Councils across England are facing bills of up to £100m to complete huge backlogs of road repairs.

The unkillable soldier

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 16:00
The soldier who fought on after losing an eye and a hand

Common cold 'prefers cold noses'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:46
The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose, US researchers show.