National / International News

Marco Polo brings Mongol empire to Netflix

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:45
Splashing out on sex and discovery in TV epic on Marco Polo

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:33
Tom Hanks uses the alias Harry Lauder, and more nuggets.

Dennis wants control of McLaren

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:33
Ron Dennis agrees with his fellow shareholders a price at which he can take a majority shareholding of the McLaren Group.

Toulon pair face misconduct charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:29
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni and Delon Armitage face misconduct charges after incidents in a European match at Leicester.

Mali confirms militant-hostage swap

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:21
Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:14
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Free buses 'only for nearest school'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:13
A review of home to school transport recommends that free buses or taxis should only be provided to pupils' nearest school.

FBI probe into black teenager's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:12
The FBI is investigating the death by hanging of a black teenager in North Carolina, previously ruled a suicide, a local prosecutor says.

Rodgers 'more determined than ever'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:06
Manager Brendan Rodgers is focused on improving Liverpool's performances - and is confident he will be able to do so.

The strangely enduring power of kitsch

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:04
Why kitsch is impossible to escape

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 08:02
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:57
Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.

Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:43

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

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Lost Disney Film, Featuring Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, Found In Norway

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:40

Archivists at Norway's National Library, at its vault in the Arctic Circle, found an almost complete version of Empty Socks, featuring the character who came before Mickey Mouse.

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China bans anthem from weddings

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:36
China is banning the national anthem from being performed at weddings, funerals, commercial and other non-political events, state media reports.

Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:32

The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.

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Ebola-hit Leone bans Christmas events

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:32
Sierra Leone announces it is banning public Christmas and New Year celebrations in order to contain the spread of the Ebola virus.

Computer glitch hits Scots flights

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:32
Flights to and from Scottish airports are hit by a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.

Labour reveals 'English laws' plans

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:21
Labour proposes what it calls a "sensible" solution to the question of MPs voting on matters that only affect England.

Premier League opens TV rights sale

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 07:21
The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights, for live games and highlights, for three seasons from 2016.