National / International News

In pictures: Australia's Ashes party

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 22:59
Fans flock to the Sydney Opera House to celebrate

'Keep senior players at heart of England revival'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 22:47
England must rebuild around their core of established players after their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, says Alec Stewart

Giant puppets return for WW1 event

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 22:33
Giant puppets are returning to Liverpool for a commemorative event to mark 100 years since World War One began.

Kelly 'should have been prosecuted'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 22:18
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly should have been prosecuted over an incident in which he was carried on the front of a police vehicle, DUP MP Nigel Dodds says.

Welfare cut 'clash' dominates press

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 22:00
The papers report the fallout from the chancellor's proposal to cut £12bn from the welfare budget, while novel new year fitness regimes make headlines.

Hong Kong film pioneer Shaw dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 21:55
Entertainment mogul Run Run Shaw, a major figure in Asia's film industry, dies at the age of 107.

Florida St. Beats Auburn 34-31 In Last BCS Championship Game

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 21:27

Jameis Winston threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left and No. 1 Florida State beat No. 2 Auburn 34-31 to win the last BCS national championship game on Monday night.

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VIDEO: Smartphone app that parks your car

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:56
Before completely driverless cars hit the roads sometime in the distant future, the technology can at least be used to tackle the dreaded parallel park.

Sony shows off life logging kit

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:40
Sony announces an app that charts all your smartphone and physical activity on a timeline. New wearable tech, the Core, will let it study your actions.

Driver with 45 points not banned

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:36
Almost 7,300 motorists with 12 points or more on their licences have not been banned from driving, the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) says.

China to create new private banks

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 20:03
China will create up to five banks funded by private investment this year, its banking regulator says.

Neuroscience in schools £6m research

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:48
Schools should make better use of modern scientific understanding of the brain, says a research project.

'Buy British' to boost UK - minister

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:42
Shoppers should buy more British fruit and vegetables to boost the economy, the environment secretary will say later.

VIDEO: Technology giants must innovate or die

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 19:29
Why even tech giants fear the next big thing

Corrie's Hayley on life after the Street

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:29
Actress Julie Hesmondhalgh on life after soap death

A&Es see some people 50 times a year

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:09
Some patients are going to A&E units in the UK more than 50 times a year, a BBC investigation into the issue of repeat visits shows.

Supernova 'dust factory' pictured

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 18:07
Striking images of a young supernova brimming with fresh dust have been captured by a telescope in the Chilean desert.

Texas Hires Coach Charlie Strong, And History Is Close At Hand

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:57

As he moves from Louisville to Austin, Strong becomes the first black coach of a men's team at Texas. For some, his hiring brings to mind how things have changed at a school that, during the 1960s, fielded teams made up of only white players.

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Funding Could Dry Up For Kentucky's Noah's Ark Theme Park

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:55

Answers in Genesis, the nonprofit building the park, has fallen short of its fundraising target and must raise $29 million by Feb. 6.

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Samsung unveils its Bendable TV

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:49
Samsung shows off a TV that allows its user to adjust how bendy its screen is. at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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