National / International News

Laptop sales soar before university

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:38
The surge in sales of laptops for students getting ready to start university has become like a "mini-Christmas", say leading retailers.

Mass escape from juvenile US prison

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:35
More than 30 teenagers held at a juvenile detention centre in Tennessee escape by crawling through a fence and nine are still being sought.

AUDIO: 'This should never have happened'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:28
A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.

Monkey leaders have different brains

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:16
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according to their social status

A peace project at a time of war

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:07
The BBC's Gavin Hewitt reports on how EU leaders are trying to preserve their unity and resolve in the face of the Ukraine crisis.

UK seeks extra power for winter

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 10:00
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:48
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.

Yemen president dismisses government

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:46
Yemen's president has dismissed his government and promised to review a fuel subsidy cuts in a bid to end a stand-off with Zaidi Shia rebels.

When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:43

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.

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Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:42
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Rosetta set for 'capture' manoeuvres

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:38
The Rosetta probe is about to begin the manoeuvres that will take it properly into orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Gamers take a stand against misogyny

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:35
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.

Glasgow woman 'promoting terrorism'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:34
It is understood that a young woman from Glasgow has travelled to Syria and has been promoting terrorism back home via her Twitter account.

Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:29

The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff's mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.

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Cook will not quit as ODI skipper

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:28
Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:26
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

PSNI releases files in watchdog row

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:06
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

Celebrity Photo Leak Puts Spotlight On The Cloud, And Security

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-02 09:06

Publication of private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities raises new questions about storing personal data online. Apple says its systems weren't breached.

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VIDEO: Salmond on 'democratic sensation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 08:51
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".
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