National / International News

NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:03
Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Royal officer held over ammunition

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:56
A Royal Protection officer is arrested after ammunition is found in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police says.

Caterham could miss United States GP

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:52
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

Everton fans targeted with tear gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:41
Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.

I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:41

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

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Ottawa Attack Seen As Canada's Security Wake-Up Call

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:41

In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday's attack, that's likely to change.

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Arrest as couple in 70s found dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:40
A man is arrested after a married couple were found dead in a house in Carndonagh in County Donegal.

Day in pictures: 23 October

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:36
24 hours of news images: 23 October

Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:31

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Miranda Hart calls time on BBC sitcom

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:27
TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.

Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:00

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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Horse trainer guilty over steroids

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:58
Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton is found guilty of having performance-enhancing drugs and other animal remedies at his stables.

Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:49

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Balotelli 'reminded of club culture'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:44
Brendan Rodgers reminds Mario Balotelli of the club's culture after the player swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe.

Murray beats Fognini in Valencia

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:33
Andy Murray moves into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini.

The crime that shocked a nation

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:30
Harry Roberts and the crime that shocked a nation

Ebola blood-therapy team set up

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:24
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.

Snakes and ladders - Balotelli style

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:23
Play your way through the highs and lows of Mario Balotelli's career in BBC Sport's version of snakes and ladders.

Monster shark 'kept whales in check'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:23
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Standing ovation for Kevin Vickers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:15
Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, who shot dead the gunman who attacked parliament, is given a standing ovation as Canadian MPs return a day after the shootings.

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