National / International News

Lucy Beale's killer - the likely suspects

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:26
Using crime statistics to deduce the likely suspects

Motorola boss at odds with Jony Ive

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:05
Motorola's president defends letting users design their own phones, after Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive attacks the idea.

Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:55

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by feel.

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Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:35
David Shukman explores the light and the dark side of the controversial drug.

US to allow armed drone exports

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:31
The US will loosen some restrictions on selling drones - including armed models - to allies and friendly countries.

Sony spins off video and audio units

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:31
Sony says it will spin off its video-and-audio business into a separate company as part of a three-year plan to return to profit.

How Marijuana Hijacks Your Brain To Create The Munchies

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:14

Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.

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Argentina prepares for Nisman march

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:04
Prosecutors in Argentina plan a march to mark the death a month ago of their colleague Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in his apartment.

Is Islamic State shaping Boko Haram media?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:04
Following the launch of an official Twitter feed for the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram last month, there have been multiple signs that the group's media operation has been influenced by the expansionist Islamic State.

Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:01

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.

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Pressure is on Moores - Collingwood

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:54
Paul Collingwood says England coach Peter Moores is in danger of losing his job if results do not improve soon.

Patient safety fear GP 'defies NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:52
A doctor who stopped taking new patients because of "safety" concerns is continuing to do so, despite being told he is in breach of his NHS contract.

BBC Radio 1 denies banning Madonna

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:51
The station says age has nothing to do with tracks not being playlisted after Madonna's latest single Living for Love missed the cut.

State of the NHS: Wales v England

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:46
Away from the increasingly acrimonious debate between Westminster and Cardiff politicians, what is the truth about the health service in Wales?

Controversial council plans in doubt

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:45
Opposition groups are preparing an alternative to Cardiff council's controversial budget plan ahead of next week's vote.

VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:44
UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.

Pregnant And Uninsured? Don't Count On Obamacare Coverage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:37

Women who get pregnant and don't have health insurance can't sign up outside open enrollment until after they give birth. Advocates say that puts mother and child at risk of serious health problems.

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Oliver rules out Daily Show return

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:35
HBO commissions two more series of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, quashing rumours that he may replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

When were PMs banned from driving?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:29
When were PMs banned from getting behind the wheel?

Malware on menu on Jamie Oliver site

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:06
The celebrity chef's site suffered a "malware problem" after being hacked, but has since been fixed, according to a Jamie Oliver Group spokesman.