National / International News

Chilcot delay and Deirdre's 'last ta-ra' - papers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:01
Papers digest news of further delays in the 2003 Iraq War report publication, while others describe the "last ta-ra" of Anne Kilbride - Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow.

VIDEO: The drone operator who said 'No'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:57
The mission that convinced a drone operator to stop

A Richer World... but for whom?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:43
Are we better off than ever before?

Eurozone prepares for QE

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:40
Why the European Central Bank is widely expected to announce a bout of quantitative easing, and what this could mean for the eurozone.

BBC News app revamp rolled out

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:37
The BBC News app undergoes its biggest changes since its launch in 2010 as part of an effort to provide a more personalised service.

Wild seal spotted miles from sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:31
A seal, normally found living off the east coast, is spotted some 27 miles away fishing for food on a Lincolnshire river.

Toys of 2015 unveiled at trade Fair

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:28
Are these the toys you'll be buying this Christmas?

J.C. Penney Brings Back Its Print Catalog, After A 5-Year Hiatus

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:23

The company finds that even if people don't order directly from the catalogs, they still serve a purpose.

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Arsenal strikers 'better than 2006'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:20
Theo Walcott says Arsenal's strikeforce is better than the 2006 line-up of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp & Robert Pires.

VIDEO: Discovering 2015's must-have toys

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:14
A look around the floor at the London Toy Fair, a showcase for new toys that will be hitting shops in the coming year.

Scotland's shops suffer festive fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:06
The value of retail sales in Scotland's shops declined by 1.8% in December, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

Change expected in property tax plan

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:06
Finance Secretary John Swinney is expected to confirm later that he is to reduce proposed new tax rates on Scottish property purchases.

Striking gold - at a rubbish dump

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 15:03
The dump where a woman found enough gold to build a house

Live Blog: President Obama Delivers 2015 State Of The Union Address

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:37

The struggles Americans have endured in recent years will be noted in President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. "But tonight," he says in an excerpt, "we turn the page."

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Composure is a facade - Van Basten

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:30
The role of a manager has never been so stressful and led to Marco van Basten giving up his role, as Amy Lawrence reports.

Top Brazilian surfer shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:28
The popular Brazilian surfer Ricardo dos Santos is shot dead by an off-duty policeman outside his home in the south of the country.

Would Kids Eat More Veggies If They Had Recess Before Lunch?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 14:18

Many healthy school lunch options end up in the garbage. But two researchers say that students who eat lunch after recess are more likely to eat fruits and veggies than students who eat lunch first.

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Mourinho jokes: 'I'll sign Gerrard'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:59
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho jokes about signing Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard on loan.

VIDEO: Solar-powered plane set for global flight

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:54
Mark Lobel reports on the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, which a team will attempt to fly around the world using only the sun's energy.

Ebola scientist warns business elite

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 13:48
Leading Ebola scientist Professor Peter Piot warns the World Economic Forum that developed nations are "vulnerable" to epidemics and must invest more in research.