National / International News

China jails corruption activists

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 21:10
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Female cave insects have 'penises'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 20:51
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

Alonso quickest in China practice

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:57
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 19:23
An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:54
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

Rob Ford launches re-election bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 17:06
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:36
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.

'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:34

A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.

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10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:33
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:15
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:10
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Missing prisoner alert took 20 hours

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 16:05
Police admit they were "slow off the mark" in alerting the public that a convicted robber serving eight years, had failed to return to an open prison in Suffolk.

In Pictures: Great North Passion

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:48
Artists customise 12 shipping containers to tell Easter story

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freeze

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series

Rape accused boy, 14, due in court

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:39
A boy of 14 accused of raping a 10-year-old girl on disused land in Shrewsbury, is due to appear in court later.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:30
The Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, dies in Mexico aged 87, his family says.

VIDEO: The book shop on a boat

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:27
The bookshop on a barge that travels the canal system

How 420 became code for marijuana

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-17 15:22
The number 420 has become a popular code for marijuana. Where does the term come from and why did it catch on, asks Aidan Lewis.
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