National / International News

Graphene promise for body armour

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:44
The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.

Campaigners demand flood death probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:37
The parents of Zane Gbangbola, who died during the floods, and campaigners demand a more rigorous investigation into his death.

UN declares emergency for Gaza flood

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:37
After days of heavy rain, the UN declares a state of emergency amid severe flooding in the Gaza Strip, still damaged from the summer war.

Thailand backs surrogacy trade ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:30
Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.

Ebola test results 'in 15 minutes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:13
A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.

Bill Cosby: Can art and artist be separated?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:09
Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?

VIDEO: 'Too few' toddlers having flu vaccine

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:07
The chief medical officer for England has warned that too few toddlers are having the seasonal flu vaccine.

Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 01:07

Nearly every day for the past two weeks, a woman in Kenya has been publicly stripped and molested for wearing a miniskirt. Cell phone video has galvanized an unprecedented show of condemnation.

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Pro-independence paper to continue

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:57
Scotland's new pro-independence newspaper, The National, is to continue indefinitely following a successful trial.

UK migration: What's really happening?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:54
Official figures published yesterday show how migration has already transformed the UK and will continue to change it in an era of mass movement of people.

Assistant boss Keane departs Villa

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:45
Assistant manager Roy Keane leaves Aston Villa with immediate effect at his own request.

Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:44
The lowest-ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.

Cricket has never been safer - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:25
England captain Alastair Cook says he feels safe despite Phillip Hughes's death and bouncers must not be outlawed.

Abuse doctor in court for sentencing

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:22
A paedophile doctor who abused boys with cancer arrives in court for his sentencing hearing.

VIDEO: #PutOutYourBats tributes to Hughes

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:21
Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.

Cuts to reduce road safety campaign

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:20
The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts.

Wolff gets enhanced test driver role

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:15
Susie Wolff will stay at the Williams team next season in an enhanced role as test driver.

How Dogs Understand What We Say

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:06

Dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices, but what about the meaning of words? A clever experiment with 250 canines shows that dogs understand more of our speech than previously thought.

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Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:04

Since the midterm elections, there has been a new batch of transfers from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and more releases are in the works. But a new GOP Congress could stall the drive to empty Guantanamo.

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Gold-Plated Gowns And 8-inch Pumps: The Stuff That Made Starlets Shimmer

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-28 00:00

Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood's golden age.

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