National / International News

Sense of purpose 'adds years to life'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:45
Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, say scientists.

VIDEO: London's £30,000 house of the future?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:37
The Y:Cube housing unit is the YMCA's solution to the lack of affordable housing in UK cities.

VIDEO: One woman's electronics revolution

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:15
Ayah Bdeir is on a mission to make electronics accessible to everyone with her company, littleBits.

Call for licensing of sunbed salons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:13
City seeks to clamp down on sunbed misuse

Longtime Congressman John Conyers Off Primary Ballot

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:09

A local election official says the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965, failed to collect enough valid signatures.

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The third way: Life in a retirement village

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:08
The self-contained community for elderly people

Land Registry staff stage strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:06
More than 3,000 staff take part in a strike over government proposals to part-privatise the Land Registry.

Google Maps get GB transport data

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:05
Google Maps now offers coast-to-coast public transport data across Great Britain, including ferries, buses and trams.

'Debt denial' over mortgage woes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:05
A rising number of people are in "debt denial" and fail to seek help for mortgage repayment difficulties, the financial ombudsman says.

Exercise 'messes with heart rhythm'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:02
Athletes beware - endurance training may make it more likely that you will need a pacemaker, scientists believe, although exercise is still good for us, they say.

Audi 'lied' about safety testing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:02
A BBC Watchdog investigation into Audi has discovered widespread lying about the safety testing of the company's vehicles.

How Poundland got its inspiration

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:00
How Poundland's boss got the inspiration for his business

VIDEO: Viz artwork hangs at Cartoon Cafe

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:59
A seaside gallery dedicated to original cartoon art is hosts an exhibition of artwork from subversive comic Viz.

Cook on form as Essex beat Sri Lanka

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:46
England captain Alastair Cook hits a half-century for Essex as Sri Lanka are beaten in a rain-affected one-day match.

Drugs robot to stop 'serious errors'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:36
Robots are brought in to dispense medicine at a hospital to combat "serious" human errors in handing out prescriptions.

Sorry, former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:29

Former Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner has a new book out, as you may have heard. 

As part of the publicity campaign, the website Charitybuzz auctioned off lunch with Mr. Geithner today, with proceeds to benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

$50,000 was the winning bid.

Nice and all, but a good deal shy of the 2013 record holder... a $610,000 lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

 

 

VIDEO: Inside the shattered city of Homs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:17
Last week rebel fighters completed their withdrawal from Homs, marking the end of three years of resistance in Syria's third city, once dubbed the "capital of the revolution".

Court stays Texas inmate's execution

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:14
A US court stays the execution for a man who was to be the first inmate put to death in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.

Halal labelling plan rejected by MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:11
MPs reject an attempt to force shops, supermarkets and anywhere serving food to clearly label products containing halal or kosher meat.

Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 14:06

The YouTube video of astronaut Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station is set to come down as the licensing agreement on the iconic David Bowie song expires.

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