National / International News

NZ to hold flag referendum in 2016

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 19:20
New Zealand is to hold a binding referendum in 2016 on whether to change the design of the national flag, PM John Key says.

Canberra 'trying to verify IS death'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 19:11
The Australian government says it is trying to confirm reports that the most senior Australian member of Islamic State has been killed in Syria.

Migrants who risk everything to reach Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:45
Migrants who risk everything to try to get to Europe

US hails West Africa Ebola progress

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:09
US envoy Samantha Power praises efforts to tackle Ebola in Liberia in West Africa, and urges international donors to continue to help.

VIDEO: The island disappearing into the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:44
Life on the island disappearing into the sea

Viewpoint: How the consumer dream went wrong

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:42
How consumerism went wrong

Can you cheat your way to fitness?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:41
Is it really possible to get in shape by just doing the chores?

Consultation into reporting of abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:31
The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.

Most home carers' travel 'unpaid'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:22
Most councils in England and Wales fail to ensure home care workers are paid the national minimum wage, figures obtained by Unison suggest.

Million pound grant for museum

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:21
The Wellcome Trust is giving £1.3m to fund the creation of six new science and technology galleries at the National Museum of Scotland.

Lords to debate Holyrood powers

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:12
The House of Lords is to have a full debate on the powers of the Scottish parliament following the referendum "No" vote.

Hidden school costs worry families

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:07
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Salt destroying fertile land - UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:05
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

NHS screening advice 'must improve'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:50
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.

High 'reoffending risk' at prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:47
More needs to be done to stop inmates reoffending at a Lancashire prison, a report finds.

Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:43

The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.

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Samaritans app flags worrying tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:40
An app launched by Samaritans notifies Twitter users if people they follow seem to be distressed.

VIDEO: Simulator lets you feel gun's kick

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:32
Two American technology entrepreneurs have developed a product for the military that could be a hit for video gamers - but will it weigh on their conscience?

Where do billionaires go to university?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:30
Where do the super-rich go to university?

VIDEO: Play games with your pet over the net

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-28 16:23
Richard Taylor checks out PetCube, a product that wants to let you interact with your pet while you are away from home, using your phone.
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