National / International News

BBC 5 live celebrates 20th birthday

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 19:11
What next for BBC 5 live after 20 years on air?

Eurostar trains halted by lightning

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 19:01
Hundreds of Eurostar passengers suffer delays as a result of a lightning strike near the line in Kent.

Concern over high-rise escape plans

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 18:27
About 760,000 people living in London's high-rise blocks are at risk in fires because of a lack of escape plans, London Fire Brigade finds.

Stool test 'diagnoses bowel disease'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:59
Scientists say they have found a way of diagnosing different types of bowel disease by testing the smells given off by patients' stools.

Caribbean police probe Briton's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:52
Police in the Caribbean are investigating the death of a British man who was found near a burning yacht off the coast of St Vincent.

Microsoft unveils iPad Office suite

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:46
Microsoft's new chief executive announces versions of Office's Word, Excel and Powerpoint software for Apple's iPad.

Japan prices rise for ninth month

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:37
Japanese consumer prices were up 1.3% in February from a year ago, the ninth month in a row of gains but still below Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's target of 2%.

Hunger games with climate change

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:35
Is global warming pushing affluent Japan towards a food crisis?

Smoking bans 'improve child health'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:24
Laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on child health, an international study in the Lancet says.

Fingerprints give police new clues

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:16
How fingerprints can detail a suspect's activities before a crime is committed

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 17:14
How did a teacher use Game of Thrones to silence students?

In Search For Missing 8-Year-Old, A Grim Turn

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:58

Relisha Rudd went missing last month from a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Police are now describing the search for the 8-year-old as a "recovery operation."

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UN condemns N Korea missile launch

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:32
The UN Security Council condemns North Korea's recent launch of two ballistic missiles saying it is considering an "appropriate response".

VIDEO: Goldie: I've always been a late starter

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:25
Goldie is making his theatre debut in Kingston 14, a new play set in Jamaica.

After Detour, Soyuz Successfully Docks With ISS

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:25

On the way to the International Space Station, the Russian capsule had a wrinkle with a thruster, but was able to dock successfully on Thursday night.

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VIDEO: The shop where you borrow, not buy

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:19
The store that lets you borrow instead of buy

Mandatory porn site age checks urged

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:14
The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.

Vladimir Putin: The rebuilding of ‘Soviet’ Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:12
The story of how Putin remade the country of his youth

'Dambusters' squadron is disbanded

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:09
The RAF's "Dambuster" squadron, based at Lossiemouth in Moray, is disbanded as its Tornado aircraft are withdrawn from service.

Raptor poisoning numbers double

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 16:02
Figures from the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime show the number of birds of prey illegally poisoned in Scotland doubled last year.

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