National / International News

Why do professional sportsmen try trick shots?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:40
Tottenham attacker Erik Lamela scored a spectacular goal from outside the area by using a "trick shot". What drives professional sports people to attempt high-risk moves?

VIDEO: Phones off to mark Jewish Sabbath

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:19
The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday.

Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:19
A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.

VIDEO: The Indian coal mines in Australia

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:18
Several large Indian companies are developing their own mines in Australia, but environmentalists are concerned for the future of the Great Barrier Reef.

Alvin Stardust album gets early release

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:13
The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.

Why is the UK being asked for more money?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:12
Why is the UK being asked for more money?

Head teachers' union NAHT joins TUC

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:11
The National Association of Head Teachers which represents 28,500 school leaders, has joined the Trades Union Congress.

VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:05
The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

VIDEO: Talking While Female

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 05:03

For starters: Your voice is too squeaky, too loud; it lacks authority, is grating or obnoxious or unprofessional. Why is talking while female such an offense?

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VIDEO: Man starts fire at petrol station

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:56
CCTV footage showing the moment a man started a fire at a petrol station has been released by police.

Children held over rape of woman, 43

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:53
A 12-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl are among 11 people arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at a flat in Liverpool.

VIDEO: Wood: Time for Wales to step up

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:37
The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.

Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:27
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.

Daniel Pearl murder suspect released

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:24
One of the suspects in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in 2002, is set free by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan.

Mali's First Ebola Case In Current Outbreak Is 2-Year-Old Girl

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:10

The toddler was reportedly brought by her grandmother from neighboring Guinea, where the epidemic is raging.

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'Modern day slavery' farmer jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:05
A horse farmer who forced a "terrified" vulnerable man to work unpaid for 13 years in "modern day slavery" is jailed for four-and-a-half years.

First transplant of 'dead' heart

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 04:00
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

VIDEO: Police spy 'was paid to love me'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 03:58
The Metropolitan Police is to pay more than £400,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man who she did not know was an undercover police officer.

Mile-long blood trail investigated

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 03:52
Police investigate a trail of blood stretching more than a mile through the streets of Hull.

Women propose sex strike for peace

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 03:38
Female peace activists think the strike could force men to end armed conflict.

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