National / International News

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:43

Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some of them fatal.

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Robbed Canada runner's bag found

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:40
A British fundraiser who was attacked and robbed while he was in Canada for a charity running challenge gets his belongings back.

Snapchat hack hits 4.6 million users

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:25
The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts are temporarily posted online by hackers.

Two dead in Alexandria clashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:23
Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:15
Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:57
Gout is traditionally associated with port-quaffing Victorian gentlemen of excess, but I'm none of those things, and I still ended up developing it.

Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:42
The suffering of India's brick kiln workers

The illusory calm of Australia's deadly ocean currents

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:41
The perils of ocean currents in Australia's waters

Hollywood heavyweights combine for Last Vegas

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:39
Hollywood heavyweights combine for the first time

Search for man missing in river fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:38
A search is being carried out for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Stour in Dorset.

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:36
The BBC's Peter Bowes describes the experience of fasting five days each month, for a clinical trial of a restricted-calorie diet.

Mental health call on young jobless

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:28
Young people who are unemployed need more help to deal with the psychological effects, a leading charity says.

Multi-hazard warning system tested

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:27
An early warning system for earthquakes, tsunamis and floods is being trialled in the US state of California.

Young people 'nothing to live for'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:25
As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince's Trust charity claims.

VIDEO: How Vermeer painted perfect pictures

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:10
Tom Brooks meets the documentary maker who looks at how the Dutch painter Vermeer created his most famous paintings.

VIDEO: How rip currents work

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:08
Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.

Record deals changing for digital age

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:04
Do major record labels need to change for digital age?

Ethiopia aims to create entrepreneurs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:00
Creating a new generation of entrepreneurs

Deadly car bombs hit Mogadishu hotel

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 15:46
Two car bombs kill at least 10 people at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab Islamist militants.

Torch-lit far-right march in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 15:34
Ukraine's far-right Svoboda party holds a torch-lit procession through the capital Kiev, to mark the birthday of a WWII-era partisan leader.

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