National / International News

Schools trust hit by £2m fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 17:39
An educational trust running three academies in London was defrauded of £2m in an "extremely sophisticated" operation, it is revealed.

Untaxed foreign cars 'cost millions'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 17:36
The government is urged to clamp down on untaxed foreign vehicles, as the RAC warns they are costing the UK millions of pounds a year.

Farmer jailed for red diesel fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 17:15
A farmer described as the leader of a gang which organised and ran a "sophisticated" fuel and VAT tax fraud, is jailed.

VIDEO: What does the world think of Putin?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 17:08
What is Vladimir Putin's global reputation?

VIDEO: Youngsters are Stars of awards

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 16:30
Youngsters across the North East have been recognised for their bravery and fighting spirit.

The World Cup France always wins

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 16:15
The World Cup that France always wins

Tech IRL: The 'right to be forgotten'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:54

Citizens in the European Union can ask to be removed from search engines if the results are "inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant, or excessive." Google recently removed a news article from the BBC due to one reader's complaint. Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary and Ben Johnson of Marketplace Tech look at what that means for individuals in the EU and themselves. Could the decision lead to a slippery slope of censorship?

Click play above to hear Lizzie and Ben discuss what the ruling means

VIDEO: Baby rescued from rubble in Aleppo

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:47
A two-month-old baby has been rescued from under rubble in the war-battered city of Aleppo in Syria.

Firms warned over Games marketing

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:19
Companies could fall foul of the law if they try to associate their activities with Glasgow 2014 without authorisation, a law firm warns.

The perfect metal for bullets and missiles

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:19
The perfect metal for eco-friendly bullets and missiles

Scotland 'must choose head of state'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:18
An independent Scotland must be allowed to choose its head of state, Scottish republicans argue.

The Karzai years: From hope to recrimination

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:09
How hope turned to recrimination for ‘darling of West’

US labs 'mishandled deadly germs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 15:02
US government infectious disease labs mishandled dangerous pathogens five times in the last decade, according to a health agency report.

Sun shines on 'bye bye to Balado'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:39
The sun was out as T in the Park plays for the final time at Balado before moving to a new home next summer.

The Victorian women vigilantes

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:30
Author Jeremy Clay tells the tale of the Victorian women who dealt with an unpleasant man.

Anchovy sauce: Food clues to disease

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:28
Using food and drink to diagnose disease

VIDEO: Israeli strikes death toll 'hits 100'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:27
Israel's prime minister says his country is prepared to use all its military power to stop rocket attacks by Palestinian militants despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire.

Feds Tighten Lab Security After Anthrax, Bird Flu Blunders

NPR News - Fri, 2014-07-11 14:06

The sloppy handling by federal scientists of the world's scariest germs must stop, says the dismayed head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Are his new rules enough?

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