National / International News

Pepper spray drones put on sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:47
A South African company says it has received its first order for a drone that can fire pepper-spray bullets and features "blinding lasers".

Met cancels 'anti-Semitic' broadcast

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:45
New York's Metropolitan Opera cancels plans for a global HD broadcast of a performance amid fears it could spark anti-Semitic sentiment.

What's the law on killing rabbits?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:31
Are you allowed to control the rabbit population in your garden?

Your pictures: Old technology

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:29
Readers' photos on the theme of "old technology"

Blow-up doll row death reward offer

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
A £20,000 reward is offered by festival organisers to help catch the man responsible for the death of Robert Hart at the Parklife Festival in Manchester.

Ex-Palestinian prisoners re-arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:23
Israeli troops arrest a further 65 Palestinians, including 51 freed in 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, as they search for three missing teenagers.

Chemical use in Syria 'systematic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:19
A team from the world's chemical weapons watchdog believes toxic chemicals such as chlorine are being used in a "systematic manner" in Syria.

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:18

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

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VIDEO: WW2 secrets on display at Bletchley

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:15
The work of World War Two codebreakers go on display at a new museum at Bletchley Park, opened by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Afghan president hopeful cries foul

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:15
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demands an immediate halt to vote-counting amid fraud allegations.

VIDEO: Duchess visits Bletchley Park

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:10
The Duchess of Cambridge visits the home of the World War Two codebreakers at Bletchley Park, to officially open the restored centre.

Fewer Women Are Having Labor Induced Early

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 05:03

Government data show that fewer women are having labor induced before 39 weeks for nonmedical reasons. Advocates say that change is good for the health of babies.

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VIDEO: Mother describes hard shoulder birth

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:56
A mother and baby from Portsmouth recover after an impromptu birth - on the side of a motorway.

Disabled man shooting 'necessary'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:51
The IPCC says the use of a baton round and a firearm on a disabled man was "proportionate, reasonable and necessary".

Final stretch for German cave rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:41
A marathon bid to rescue an injured man from Germany's deepest cave is nearing its final phase, officials say.

Toddler survives A44 family crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:40
An 18-month-old girl is the sole survivor of a crash involving a fuel tanker, car and van on the A44 which killed her mother and three relatives from Llanidloes.

Japan bans child porn possession

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:35
Japan bans the possession of child pornography, one of the last developed nations to introduce the prohibition.

VIDEO: Paxman bows out with Boris bike ride

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:30
Ahead of his last appearance as presenter of BBC Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman asked long-time sparring partner Boris Johnson about London and cycling safety. While sharing a tandem.

Huge increase in Crohn's treatment

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:28
Some 20,000 young people were admitted to hospital in England last year with Crohn's disease, a 300% rise in 10 years, figures suggest.

Ukraine's President Announces Plan For Unilateral Cease-Fire

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 04:25

The break in action is to give armed separatists time to lay down their weapons, President Petro Poroshenko says.

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