National / International News

Could deaf dramas be TV hits?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:42
Could signing produce a TV drama hit?

Chronic pain 'may be inherited'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:21
Scientists discover four common chronic pain conditions share a genetic element, suggesting they could be inherited diseases.

Water goes 'missing' with snow loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:03
A new study finds that if temperatures rise and more precipitation falls as rain rather than snow, it will likely reduce the overall volume of water in streams and rivers.

Mosquitoes moving into UK cities

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 18:01
Warmer ambient temperatures and more water containers in gardens are bringing mosquitoes into UK cities and closer to people's homes, say scientists.

Midnight and university library is crowded

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:56
Forget 24-hour drinking; students want 24-hour libraries

Brazilian police go on strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:36
Thousands of police across Brazil go on a one-day strike over pay in another hiccup ahead of the football World Cup, which begins on 12 June.

Syrian refugees 'lack medical care'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:18
Amnesty International says a shortfall in international support has left many Syrian refugees in Lebanon unable to access crucial medical care.

Badger vaccine 'cull alternative'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 17:10
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust begins a programme to vaccinate badgers in the county as an alternative to culling.

McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Challenger In Kentucky

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:57

Sen. Mitch McConnell's large victory in Kentucky suggested that he could have a fairly unified party behind him come November.

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VIDEO: China deal ‘politically important’

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:44
Russia's President Putin is in China. The two countries are expected to agree a multi-billion dollar gas deal that has been in the works for 10 years.

Search resumes for missing sailors

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:41
The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.

VIDEO: 'I survived the Israeli airport massacre'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:38
Story of one woman who survived the Lod airport massacre

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:36

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.

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The story of how a tiny, 'annoying' coin was abolished

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:33
How an 'annoying' coin was abolished

Viewpoints: What priorities for EU?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:31
Campaigning MEPs explain their EU priorities

Writers need 'a junkyard of the mind'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:29
The significance of the notebook to a writer

The invisible killer threatening birds

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:24
Why windows can be deadly for migrating birds

Child maintenance 'agree or pay' call

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:02
A letter is being sent out to single parents in England, Scotland and Wales urging them to agree child maintenance amicably or face charges.

Federal Court Stays Execution Of Missouri Inmate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:43

The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.

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'Dump CO2 in empty UK gas fields'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:29
The UK's exhausted oil and gas fields in the North Sea could be transformed into a lucrative dump for Europe's CO2 emissions, MPs say.
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