National / International News

100 brains in jars 'missing' in Texas

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 09:38
One hundred brains, including that of mass murderer Charles Whitman, were reported missing from a collection held at a Texas university.

Earliest Human Engraving Or Trash From An Ancient Lunch?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 09:03

Carved zigzag marks on a shell found more than a century ago have drawn new interest from archaeologists. The half-million-year-old lines aren't from an animal, and might be art from Homo erectus.

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Saudi woman driving blog 'arrest'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 09:00
Concerns for woman attempting to drive across Saudi border

'RAF veteran' faces terror charge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:59
A man who says he served in the RAF and another man, both from Manchester, are charged with terror offences and are due to appear before a court in London.

VIDEO: Rare photos: When Jobs quit Apple

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:48
Rare images from when Steve Jobs left the firm he founded

The economic view from Newcastle

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:42
Laura Kuenssberg reports on the economic reality in the North East, the area of England with the highest proportion of public sector jobs.

Public spending heads to 80-year low

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:34
The OBR says spending on public services is heading for an 80-year low.

Execution stay for mentally ill man

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:32
A US appeals court orders a stay of execution for Scott Panetti, a schizophrenic Texas inmate set to be executed on Wednesday.

Bianchi 'did not slow sufficiently'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:21
Jules Bianchi did not slow down sufficiently to avoid losing control when he crashed at the Japanese GP, an FIA accident report has found.

Want To Perk Up Your Love Life? Put Away That Smartphone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:21

Sure, you just wanted to take a peek at Facebook. But that can chill a relationship, a study finds, especially if you and your love aren't on the same page about when it's okay to use technology.

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Federal Court Halts Execution Of Mentally Ill Texas Prisoner

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:20

Scott Panetti was diagnosed with the beginnings of schizophrenia. During his trial, he defended himself dressed as a cowboy insisting he was a character from a John Wayne movie.

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'Too much self-pity' in Scots game

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:19
Sports promoter Barry Hearn thinks it is "disgraceful" that Scotland's top flight cannot attract a sponsor.

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:19

Our primate ancestors were consuming alcohol 10 million years ago in the form of fermented fruit, researchers have discovered. The finding suggests our relationship with alcohol is ancient.

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Smokers and obese face surgery bar

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:14
The NHS in Devon says smokers and the morbidly obese will be refused routine surgery in a drive to cut costs.

21-race F1 season proposed for 2015

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 08:04
The FIA announces a provisional 21-race calendar for 2015, featuring the return of the Korean Grand Prix and a new race in Mexico.

Why has the year 2014 been so hot?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:54
This year seems to be on course to be the hottest globally and in the UK. But what are the wider implications?

Aberystwyth student dead with brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:54
An Aberystwyth student and his brother have been found dead in a pub in Greater Manchester.

US pair leave Qatar after acquittal

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:50
A US couple fly out of Qatar following a three-day delay, after an appeals court clears them of wrongdoing in their daughter's death.

VIDEO: CCTV of missing mother leaving hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:45
The police conducting the search for a mother and newborn daughter have made a plea for her to make contact with them

Pakistan preacher denies blasphemy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 07:42
Police in Pakistan investigate a former pop star for blasphemy after he was caught on camera allegedly insulting one of the Prophet Muhammad's wives.

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