National / International News

Water woes in Lima: A glimpse of our future?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:20
Would you pay 10% of your income for a daily barrel of water to cook, clean and drink?

A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:20

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

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Is IS on an inevitable path to destruction?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:18
We must fully understand the IS phenomenon before we can begin to tackle it successfully, says Mark Mardell.

Should we use reindeer at Christmas?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:10
Is Christmas cruel to reindeer involved in displays?

Music video fuels natural hair debate online

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:10
Comedian sparks 'natural' look debate online

Meet Afghanistan's 'Bruce Lee'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 17:05
Bruce Lee lookalike finds internet fame

Mental health job scheme 'damaging'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:56
Unemployed people with mental health problems should be moved from welfare-to-work schemes to specialist programmes, according to the charity Mind.

Warning over new tax body delays

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:55
Scotland's new tax collection agency is criticised by auditors over delays in recruiting staff and developing computer systems.

'No co-operation' with trams inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:52
The man leading the public inquiry into the Edinburgh trams fiasco tells BBC Scotland key figures refused "point blank" to co-operate.

VIDEO: Will Japan vote for more Abenomics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:37
Japanese voters go to the polls this weekend, where they are widely expected to re-elect current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Investec sorry for 'I can't breathe'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:33
South African bank Investec apologises after the headline "I can't breathe" on a research note causes an uproar on social media.

Asian shares fall on oil price slump

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:32
Asian shares fall again Thursday as falling oil prices continued to fuel global growth fears.

HK police set to clear protest site

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:29
Police in Hong Kong prepare to move in on student protesters who have blocked roads in the city centre for more than two months.

VIDEO: Touring Liverpool's first '£1 home'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:25
Liverpool's first "£1 home" has been fully refurbished by its new owners in time for Christmas.

McNulty: Can English trio challenge Euro elite?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 16:00
Can Chelsea, Man City or Arsenal challenge in Champions League?

Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:57

For the first time in at least 20 years, significantly more Americans say it's more important to protect the right to own guns than to control gun ownership, according to a Pew survey.

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Senate report sheds light on Washington

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:46
What the US Senate's CIA report reveals about Washington

My fight against an invisible enemy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:46
A Liberian ambulance driver tells of surviving Ebola

Viewpoint: Christmas is not for trivialising war

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:45
Why Germany barely remembers the 1914 WW1 Christmas Truce

The videos which make their viewers tingle

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 15:45
The people who get a strange tingling feeling