National / International News

Boy with swine flu in stable condition

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:31
A primary school child from Belfast diagnosed with swine flu is said to be in a "serious but stable" condition.

Deadly fire at Quebec elderly home

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:27
As many as 31 elderly and infirm Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec.

Lopez replaces Boullier at Lotus

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:20
Lotus co-chairman Gerard Lopez replaces Frenchman Eric Boullier as principal of the Formula 1 team.

VIDEO: Van Gogh's Sunflowers reunited

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:19
Two of Vincent van Gogh's famous sunflower paintings will be shown together in London for the first time in 65 years

Full Syria talks to begin in Geneva

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:15
Syria's warring parties are set to begin formal peace talks in Geneva, for the first time since the conflict began three years ago.

North Korea 'olive branch' to South

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:10
North Korea sends a letter to Seoul urging reconciliation, a move dismissed by the South, ahead of joint US-South Korea military drills.

VIDEO: 'Being a woman in a man's world'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:09
Drawing on her life in motor sport, Amanda Stretton makes comparisons with the world of politics as she looks at being a woman in a man's world.

VIDEO: School to fine parents for lateness

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:07
Emerson Valley School in Milton Keynes plans to fine parents of pupils who are constantly late.

Vine - a year in six seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:59
Co-founder of video app Vine on why brevity works

SA police arrested for murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:55
Four South African police officers are arrested over Thursday's deadly shooting of a protester - one faces murder charges.

Queen's Baton Relay - Africa

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:54
African leg of the Queen's Baton Relay

VIDEO: Japan's new island 'still growing'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:33
Japan has acquired some new territory in the Pacific Ocean following a powerful volcanic eruption - a new island has emerged from the sea, and is growing in size.

VIDEO: Rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:31
An unmanned rocket has taken off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of a mission to boost Nasa's communications network.

Bank wants Help to Buy scaled back

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 01:07
Why the Bank wants Help to Buy scaled back

Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:43

Marlise Munoz's husband says she is brain-dead and the health of the fetus in question, but the hospital says state law compels it to keep the woman alive. A judge hears the case Friday.

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Giving Thanks For Two Bonus Decades Of Life And Love

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:42

Most people born with the genetic CHARGE syndrome don't live past age 5. Alexis D'Luna lived until she was 25 years old and, as her family explains, filled those years with her boundless energy.

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When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:40

NPR's Lisa Chow was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. She got the car through Uber, the new service that charges more when demand spikes.

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Man shot in leg at railway station

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:36
A man in his 40s is shot in the leg in an early morning attack at a railway station in Essex.

At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi. The suspects are thought to be linked to Islamist militants who want to create a fundamentalist Muslim state in Russia's North Caucasus Mountains.

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