National / International News

Sweden calls off search for sub

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 01:28
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.

VIDEO: Intelligence and Security Committee

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 01:28
The foreign secretary gives evidence on privacy and security.

NY axe attack: Islamist link probed

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 01:09
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.

Mortar fire on Pakistan-Iran border

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:58
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.

European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.

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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.

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With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

Near Ferguson, Mo., young people are taking the lead in protesting police brutality. Many say they had never considered activism before, but saw Michael Brown's shooting death as a call to action.

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A Tale Of Immigration Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:53

The film Revenge of the Green Dragons is based on the true story of a Chinese-American gang in New York City that helped traffic unauthorized immigrants from China in the 1980s and '90s.

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VIDEO: Could amputees re-grow lost limbs?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:49
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.

'England can win Four Nations'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 00:14
Full-back Sam Tomkins says it is down to the players to perform and ensure that England win the Four Nations.

In pictures: Grayson Perry exhibition

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 23:24
Grayson Perry captures the state of the nation

Law change call for sex messages

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:48
Campaigners want it to be made illegal for adults to send sexual messages to children.

Plans for 1,000 more student flats

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:27
Two developers are considering submitting planning applications for another 1,000 student flats in Belfast city centre.

Briton dies after 'Brazil robbery'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:25
A man, understood to be Scottish, dies in Brazil, reportedly after being shot during a robbery at a bar.

Science chief warns on acid oceans

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:18
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

Ashya King due to finish treatment

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:12
Brain tumour patient Ashya King will receive his final dose of proton beam therapy later, the clinic treating him says.

EU 'surcharge' and Stardust tributes - paper review

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:00
Anger over the EU's demands for an extra £1.7bn from the UK and tributes to the late pop star Alvin Stardust feature in Friday's newspapers.

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:53
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.

Governor quits over Mexico missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:49
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

Qantas back on track to profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:28
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.