National / International News

Iran reports first cases of Mers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:37
Iranian officials say they have confirmed their country's first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Oxfam fraud boss jailed for scam

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:32
A former head of Oxfam's counter-fraud unit is jailed for defrauding the charity out of nearly £65,000.

UK mortgage approvals fall again

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:25
The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.

Rolling Stones resume tour in Oslo

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:16
The Rolling Stones return to the stage in Norway for their first show since Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott died in March.

Blair: UKIP 'unpleasant and nasty'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:07
UKIP has "no solutions to the problems to the 21st Century", former prime minister Tony Blair says.

Malaysia releases MH370 satellite data

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:04
The Malaysian government releases the raw data used to determine that missing flight MH370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean.

Women's cricket planning T20 league

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 02:04
The top women cricketers in the world could earn £23,500 for 12 days' work in a proposed new Twenty20 league.

France urges reform of 'remote' EU

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:51
France's president will tell Europe's leaders to focus on boosting the economy, as they prepare to discuss the fallout from the European polls.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's World Cup Rewind

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:39
To get you in the mood for this summer's football extravaganza in Brazil, we are going to take you back in time to relive some classic encounters.

Mining giants sign $20bn Guinea deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:37
Rio Tinto, Chinalco and the International Finance Corporation sign a $20bn deal to develop Guinea's iron ore deposits.

Work starts on installing A9 cameras

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:34
Work is under way on installing the equipment needed for a system of average cameras on a stretch of the A9 between Inverness and Perth.

The tech challenges of hurricane season

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:17

This week is Hurricane Awareness Week, which precedes the official start of the hurricane season.

While storms like Hurricane Sandy are still unusual, protecting populated coastal areas like New York City is a technological challenge.

"In the last 150 years, the sea level has risen 45 centimeters in New York," said Portland State University's Stefan Talke.

Talke said that may not sound like much, but the result is any storm that hits today is nearly a foot and half higher than it was during the mid 1800s.

One short term solution is to move sensitive tech equipment and electrical boxes out of basements, or build houses several feet off the ground.

Another technology that might help is a deployable flood barrier.

Philip Orton, a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, said it's a temporary structure built to help protect the city.

"It just gets deployed when there's a storm coming. It's unpopular to some people because there can be human error if it's not deployed correctly."

Frozen becomes fifth-biggest film

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:14
Disney's Oscar-winning animation Frozen becomes the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history, overtaking Iron Man 3.

Google Glass - a fascinating failure?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:08
Rory Cellan-Jones delivers his verdict on Google Glass

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup celebrations

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best World Cup goal celebrations in history.

VIDEO: Five of the worst World Cup misses

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the worst ever misses in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup headers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best headed goals in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup screamers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best long-range screamers ever scored at the World Cup.

No Sign Of 3 Men Missing In Colorado Slide

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42

Rescue teams failed to find any sign Monday of three men missing after a ridge saturated with rain collapsed, sending mud sliding for 3 miles in a remote part of western Colorado.

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Pope to meet sex abuse victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:41
Pope Francis announces that he will meet a group of sex abuse victims after saying the scandal was "as bad as performing a satanic mass."

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