National / International News

Texas deploys troops to US border

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 18:09
Texas Governor Rick Perry orders 1,000 troops to the US border with Mexico, saying the federal government had failed to secure it.

Royal Navy carrier returns home

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 18:01
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious returns to Portsmouth for the final time.

Chinese team wins $5m gaming prize

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:21
Chinese team NewBee takes home $5m in prize money after winning the world's most lucrative gaming contest.

First aid for the mind

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:14
First aid for the mind

North Korea Is Not Pleased: Dance Video Features Kim Jong Un

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:04

Citing a threat to the leader's dignity, North Korea reportedly asks China to block a video that inserts Kim Jong Un's image into bizarre situations, all set to a bouncy dance track.

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In pictures: One man's HIV campaign

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:04
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV

Yahoo buys app analytics firm Flurry

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 17:03
Yahoo acquires an app analytics firm, Flurry, in an attempt to help boost its advertising revenue from smartphones.

Israeli strike hits Gaza hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:51
Five people are killed and 70 injured after an Israeli strike hits a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials say.

China signs Venezuela oil deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:44
Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed an oil deal with Venezuela, as part of a four-day tour of Latin America.

S Korea ferry boss death confirmed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:22
Police in South Korea say a body they found in June is that of the fugitive boss of the operator of a ferry that sank in April killing 300 people.

The Edwardian attempt to merge tennis and cricket

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:15
The bizarre Edwardian attempt to create a new sport

Graduate jobs in the UK 'grow 17%'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 16:08
A survey suggests graduate jobs in the UK have recovered but many employers are struggling to fill skilled posts.

Weir named as Master of the Queen's Music

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:59
Composer Judith Weir CBE is to become the first female Master of the Queen's Music.

Point-blank Taser use questioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:49
The police watchdog raises "major concerns" over the use of Tasers at point-blank range, saying the technique is "purely a means of pain compliance".

How one man put a tiny island on the map

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:37
How can a remote Pacific island upstage the likes of England and Australia to be the Commonwealth's most successful nation?

The children left behind in hot cars

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:23
Why so many American children die in hot cars

Longannet in 'top 30 EU polluters'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:19
Scotland's Longannet power station is named as one of the top 30 polluting power plants in the EU.

PPI 'dominates complaints data'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:11
Up to 5,000 new complaints a week about payment protection insurance (PPI) are making their way to the financial ombudsman, but the numbers are falling.

The 90-year-old sex guru

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:07
The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit

VIDEO: Graffiti revitalises Miami neighbourhood

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-21 15:01
Miami's Wynwood Arts District invited graffiti artists from around the world to paint the walls. Restaurants, design shops and co-working spaces soon followed.
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