National / International News

VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:12
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.

Wigan shirt sponsor pulls out

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:11
One of Wigan Athletic's shirt sponsors ends its agreement with the club following the appointment of new manager Malky Mackay.

Premiership trio in Samoa side

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:11
Premiership trio Johnny Leota, Ken Pisi and Jack Lam are included as part of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.

Iran frees 'Blogfather' Derakhshan

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:10
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.

Watchdog ranks mental health trusts

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:05
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.

Consensus grows for smaller assembly

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:01
There is growing consensus amongst political parties that the assembly and its executive departments should be reduced, the Northern Ireland Office says.

More men banned in exploitation case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:55
Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.

Adams calls for life bans for dopers

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:45
World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:42
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.

Breastfeeding voucher trial results

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:39
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

Feminist Hacker Barbie

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:25
Internet users edit 'sexist' book

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:22
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Man warned over kidnap bumper sticker

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:15
A man is warned by police after driving around Leeds with a pick-up bumper sticker depicting a bound and hooded woman.

VIDEO: How the webcams were hijacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:14
Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam's webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm's kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves.

Solar tree to replace real city tree

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A 4m (13ft) tall "solar tree" is set to be installed in the centre of Bristol.

Councillor 'potential risk' to pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".

Female bosses 'more depressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.

How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59

The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

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Toure could feature in Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Market for women's game 'proven'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:55
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.

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