National / International News

Warming 'pause' may last until 2025

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.

160,000 names on 'suckers' list

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:45
More than 160,000 people whose names are on a "suckers list" are to be contacted about how to avoid becoming the victim of a scam.

U.S. Diplomatic Cable Puts Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:43

The State Department lauded the fundraising phenomenon, but said the participation of high-profile diplomats, such as ambassadors, violates internal policy.

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AEL Limassol 1-2 Tottenham

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:42
Tottenham fight back from a goal down to take a 2-1 advantage in their Europa League play-off tie against Cypriots Limassol.

Hints of elusive early stars found

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:33
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.

VIDEO: On the front line against IS fighters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:27
Even though Islamic State threatened to murder another American hostage, there were another six US air strikes

Last debate at Holyrood before vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:26
Members of the Scottish parliament debate the country's future, ahead of the referendum on independence.

Canada MP quits party over Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:24
A Canadian MP from Quebec quits the New Democratic Party, objecting to what she said was the party leader's pro-Israel stance on the conflict in Gaza.

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:08
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Murray draws Haase in US Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:57
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:53
In this week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Susan Greenfield, a baroness and one of Britain's most recognisable scientists.

England secure ODI win over India

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:44
England beat India by 42 runs on D/L method after a rain-affected one-day international at Scarborough.

Davutoglu named as Turkey's new PM

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:42
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:29
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:17

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.

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Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:14
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?

VIDEO: Google boss on taking down videos

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:12
Eileen Naughton, the new managing director of Google in the UK, tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival how YouTube has responded to extremist content.

McIlroy off pace in play-offs opener

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:08
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.
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