National / International News

Geldof died of heroin overdose

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:17
TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.

Trott makes century for Warwickshire

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:10
Jonathan Trott hits his first century for Warwickshire since leaving England's winter Ashes tour because of stress.

Prisoner 'blinding' prompts questions

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 04:10
An inmate at Nottingham Prison is taken to hospital after reportedly trying to blind himself.

VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:59
A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.

Dutch Day Of Mourning, As Remains Of Some MH17 Victims Come Home

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:49

In its first national day of mourning in more than half a century, the Netherlands came to a standstill as two planes carrying the remains of some victims landed in Eindhoven.

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Commonwealth edged out of Booker

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:44
Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Man Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:43
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Young adults face housing squeeze

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:38
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Green light for Crimea gambling zone

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.

AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don't Know It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:29

A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?

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Tower open after smoking cable alert

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:25
Glasgow Science Centre tower opens as normal after fire crews were called on Tuesday to tackle a smoking cable.

AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:22
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:17
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

Being blind in Israel and Gaza

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:13
Blind women on life in Israel and Gaza.

Adele wins damages over photos of son

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:12
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".

Gaza Conflict Day 16: Here's What You Need To Know

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:07

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in Israel meeting with leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire.

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PODCAST: Netflix goes global

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-23 03:00

A round-up of the numerous companies reporting profits this week, and what it means for the economy at large. Plus, more on Netflix's strategy to expand internationally, and what challenges they may face. Also, Manchester United is stateside, playing a game against Los Angeles Galaxy. After a rough patch of losses, we look at the team's hope for a return to success, both on the field, and in their finances.

Deep sea mining licences issued

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:55
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Porn filter shunned by UK net users

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 02:30
The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.

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