National / International News

Oil firm Chevron to shed 225 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:18
Oil firm Chevron says it remains committed to its UK operation despite announcing 225 job cuts, following a review of its North Sea business.

Mercedes confirm Rosberg's new deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:15
Mercedes confirm Nico Rosberg has signed a "multi-year contract extension" with the Silver Arrows.

Rocky musical to close on Broadway

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:12
A stage adaptation of the big screen hit Rocky is to close on Broadway in August after just 188 regular performances.

Child obesity 'needs to be tackled'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 00:10
Obesity in children in Northern Ireland is on the rise and needs to be tackled, according to a Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health survey.

Four-winged dinosaur found in China

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:56
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:42

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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Violence And Other Threats Raise Press Freedom Fears In Hong Kong

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:28

Self-censorship and a brutal knife attack on an editor are fueling anxiety about whether the ex-British colony can preserve the autonomy it was promised when it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Coping With A Co-Worker's Body Odor Takes Tact

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Stinking on the job is a common problem, say pros in human resources, and a reluctance to use soap and water is rarely to blame. Medical conditions, diet or cultural differences can play a role, too.

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Want More Stress In Your Life? Try Parenting A Teenager

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:27

Being the parent of a teenager can be uniquely stressful even in the best of times. But seeking advice from other parents can help, as can spending one-on-one time with that button-pushing kid.

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VIDEO: Apple to team up with IBM

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:25
Apple and IBM have announced a business partnership that will see the two firms co-develop business-centric apps for iPhones and iPads.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 23:02
Pellegrini turns down Brazil job, Juventus boss walk out over Vidal, Everton want Besic, Bruce forced to pay, plus more.

Hinterland worth £4.2m to economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:47
Critically-acclaimed TV series Hinterland has the right plot when it comes to pulling in EU funding, according to Welsh assembly members.

VIDEO: Bird's-eye view of Royal Liverpool

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:41
Get a bird's-eye view of the course for this year's Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Imperial War Museum London to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:35
A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.

Shoplifting store hotspots revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:05
Food is the biggest target for shoplifters as latest figures reveal which stores are hit hardest.

Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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VIDEO: Inside recaptured Iraqi town

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:28
Shiite militias have joined forces with Iraqi government troops to recapture the town of Balad, north of Baghdad.

'Going, going... Gove' - papers on reshuffle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
The second part of David Cameron's reshuffle of Conservative ministers dominates front pages, with the papers describing ex-education secretary's 'demotion'.

'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

VIDEO: Russia feels heat of Ukraine conflict

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:19
Russia's Ministry of Defence has shown journalists what it says is the aftermath of a shell attack on its soil on Sunday, which killed one man.
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