National / International News

New bid for grammar school annexe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-11 00:36
A new attempt is being made to expand a grammar school in Kent a year after a similar proposal was turned down.

Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:36

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Company Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:35

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:33

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:30

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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VIDEO: Hawaii lava burns down house

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:19
Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed its first house in the eastern village of Pahoa.

UK services to mark Armistice Day

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:12
A two-minute silence will be held at 11:00 GMT around the UK to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice.

'Damning report' for beheading death

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:07
A "damning" report into how a man with paranoid schizophrenia was released from a Denbighshire hospital only to murder a woman in Tenerife months later is expected to be released later.

Police search for missing boy, 11

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:00
South Wales Police are searching for a missing 11-year-old boy who has not been seen since Monday.

Airport runway cost 'underestimated'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:55
Plans to build new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick will cost substantially more than bidders estimate, the Airports Commission says.

VIDEO: How S Korea ferry disaster unfolded

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:55
The captain of the South Korean ferry which sank in April has been found guilty of gross negligence and sentenced to 36 years in prison. Lucy Hockings explains how the disaster unfolded.

Regulator announces payday loans cap

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:35
A cap on interest rates on payday loans from January 2015 is announced by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority.

'Golf should change secretive ways'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:26
As Patrick Reed awaits punishment for his homophobic outburst, Iain Carter asks if it is time for golf to open up over discipline.

Thousands pay Armistice Day respect

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:15
Thousands of people will pay tribute to those who have died in battles since World War One as part of Armistice Day commemorations around Wales.

Welsh pair face doping hearing delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:14
A hearing into Welsh athletes Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton failing doping tests is delayed until December, 2014.

M4 relief road land ownership concern

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:09
Millions of pounds worth of property and land along the preferred route for an M4 relief road around Newport is owned by the Welsh government, BBC Wales can reveal.

Schoolgirl photos put on porn site

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-10 22:01
A BBC Spotlight investigation uncovers 731 photographs of schoolgirls from Northern Ireland on a pornographic website used by paedophiles.