National / International News

'Shame in the City' and comet joy - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:02
The effects of the latest bank rate rigging scandal and the successful mission to land a spacecraft on a comet feature on front pages.

Housing market dip 'only temporary'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:01
A slowdown in activity in the housing market and slowing property prices will only be "temporary", according to surveyors.

Making life easier for first-time buyers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
The challenges facing first-time buyers

Shell "warned pipeline could leak"

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.

Coalition grip weakened by Pup split

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:59
The Australian Coalition government's ability to control the Senate has become more difficult after an apparent split in the Palmer United Party.

Mexico state congress attacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:52
Demonstrators attack the Guerrero state congress building, in south-west Mexico, in new protests over the case of 43 missing students.

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:49

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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VIDEO: First glow-in-the-dark cycle path

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
The cycle path called a work of art

VIDEO: Ayoade on 'cleaning up on Tinder'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
Actor and director, and star of the IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade talks about playing geeks, and middle-aged people on Tinder.

VIDEO: Fiddler on the Roof turns 50

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:26
The iconic American musical celebrates its golden anniversary with a revival show at Washington DC's Arena State.

Face to face with a man-eating tiger

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:25
The people attacked by tigers who lived to tell the tale

Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:08

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:56

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.

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After Ferguson, Police Body Cameras Catching On

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:45

The Columbia, Mo., police department gave its officers body cameras in July, saying they could help exonerate officers from claims of abuse of force. After Ferguson, the demand for cameras surged.

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Mitch McConnell's Mission: Making The Senate Work Again

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:44

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell has wanted to be Senate majority leader since grade school. Now, as he starts his sixth term in office, he'll finally get his wish.

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Admiral raises doubts on warship work

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:09
The Ministry of Defence insists that it will continue to ensure that Royal Navy warships are built in the United Kingdom.

Miliband: 'I can absolutely be PM'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the BBC's Nick Robinson that the party will go forward "united".

Beating Springboks 'huge' - Robshaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:02
England captain Chris Robshaw says beating South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday would be a "huge stepping-stone" for his side.

VIDEO: 'I have not thought of quitting'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:00
Labour leader Ed Miliband has spoken to the BBC about his leadership and has said he has not thought of quitting, despite criticism.

US Ebola family settles with hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:59
The family of the only patient to die of Ebola in the US has received a undisclosed sum from the hospital that treated him, their lawyer has said.