National / International News

Arrests over Philippine 'sextortion'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42
Police in the Philippines say they have arrested dozens of suspects linked to an online cybersex blackmail syndicate.

Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:41

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.

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White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:38

The White House is asking Congress to pass privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement probe.

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LA NAACP President Resigns Over Move To Honor Sterling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:33

Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP chapter resigned Thursday following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

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How to win at rock-paper-scissors

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:31
Mathematicians have found a strategy that may give players of rock-paper-scissors a winning edge.

Man charged after Farage 'egged'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:29
A man is charged with assault after UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is hit with an egg in Nottingham.

Plane search 'could take a year'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:18
The official leading the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 says a full search of the suspected crash area could take up to a year.

VIDEO: Clarkson apology over racist rhyme in full

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:11
BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology on Twitter after unbroadcast footage of him appearing to use a racist word was given to a tabloid newspaper.

Exploring Dylan Thomas's New York

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:08
Dylan Thomas's life in the Big Apple

VIDEO: NYC in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:00
The centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth is being celebrated this year. Tomos Morgan has taken a walk in Thomas's footsteps around the city of New York, where the Welsh poet died.

Glorious mud: The joy of cyclo-cross

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:24
British champion Helen Wyman on why racing bikes on muddy tracks in the freezing cold is so much fun.

Housing 'danger' and Peaches 'pusher' hunt - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:00
Rising house prices are on the front pages again, while tabloids say police are hunting the supplier of heroin thought to have contributed to Peaches Geldof's death.

Fire safety warning amid strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:55
Fire chiefs across Wales urge people to take care over the bank holiday weekend as firefighters stage another series of strikes in a row over pensions.

Nursing home abuse report due

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:50
The family of an elderly woman who was verbally abused at a care home will learn the outcome of an inquiry into their complaints.

NI events help boost tourist spend

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:48
Research suggests tourist spending in NI will increase significantly over the next three years, due to events like the Giro d'Italia and the Irish Open.

Longest-separated twins find each other

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:36
Twins meet for the first time in 78 years - a new world record

VIDEO: Desolate ghost towns of S Sudan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:03
US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting South Sudan and has warned that more peacekeepers must be rapidly deployed to end the conflict.

Heseltine warns on foreign takeovers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 21:00
Tory peer Lord Heseltine tells the BBC the government should have greater powers to intervene in takeover bids by foreign businesses.

Rescuers search for Colombia miners

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 20:48
Rescuers are using large mechanical diggers to try to reach people trapped underground after an illegal gold mine collapsed in Colombia.
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