National / International News

Obama and Cameron discuss NI talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:20
The US president and the British prime minister agree that responsibility for resolving remaining problems in the Northern Ireland peace process lies with NI's politicians.

Wage rise and 'Bonjour Trigger' - paper review

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 22:07
The papers discuss the prospect of a rise in the minimum wage, bid farewell to Roger Lloyd Pack and see Bernie Ecclestone's grip on F1 loosening.

VIDEO: Has the Sun gone to sleep?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:57
Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that the Sun has fallen asleep - and it is baffling them. Rebecca Morelle reports.

VIDEO: 12 Years a Slave actor 'thrilled'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:44
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been nominated to win the best actor award at this year's Oscars, has told the BBC that he is "thrilled".

Players 'need clear heat guidelines'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:23
Players need clearer guidance about when heat will stop play at the Australian Open, says the new head of the men's tour.

MPs want tax cut to help bingo halls

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 21:12
MPs are backing calls to cut taxes on bingo, which the industry claims are causing clubs to close at a rate of one a month.

Australia fights bushfires amid heat

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 20:45
Bushfires in Australia's Victoria state kill one person, as firefighters battle dozens of blazes amid soaring temperatures.

US rhino hunter faces death threats

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 19:56
Texas hunter Corey Knowlton who won an auction to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia says he has received death threats from animal lovers.

Google unveils 'smart contact lens'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 19:47
Google says it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.

Cameron turns comic for journalists

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 18:58
The prime minister cracks jokes about his Bullingdon Club days with Boris Johnson and his own thinning hair at a dinner for journalists.

Three held over California wildfire

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 18:44
Three people are arrested in connection with a California wildfire that has already destroyed 1,700 acres (688 ha) northeast of Los Angeles.

By Tracking Sugar In Tears, Contact Lens Offers Hope For Diabetics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-16 18:14

Despite the technical feat, researchers say that much basic research remains, and the relationship between glucose and tears is still unproven.

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NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 18:01
The NSA has collected almost 200 million text messages per day from around the world - and UK spies have had access to some data, UK media report.

VIDEO: NSA 'abuses phone database'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:52
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has collected and stored almost 200 million text messages a day from around the world, UK media report. Beth McLeod reports.

Intel: No revenue growth in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:47
The world's biggest computer chip maker, Intel, says it expects no revenue growth in 2014, sending its shares down 5% in after-hours trading.

Behind the actor's mask

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:41
Revealing images of stars of stage and screen

Pelka case 'could happen again'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:39
The head of the social care department that "missed chances" to save the life of a boy says he cannot rule out future similar cases.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:38
What colour is the dark side of the Moon thought to be?

The science behind why we take selfies

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:31
Why do we take and share selfies, and how does observing an image of yourself differ from observing a picture of someone else?

US court clears Google Glass driver

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:19
A woman issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has had her case dismissed in San Diego for lack of evidence.

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