National / International News

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 17:28

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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'Extinct' fly found in nature reserve

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:59
A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.

Boy chased by police dies in canal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:58
A 17-year-old boy dies after running into a canal in east London while being pursued by police called out amid fears for his welfare.

Labour leader contender: Yvette Cooper

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:40
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.

The reinvention of an Australian circus

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:35
A routine that is all jazz, ballet and acrobatics

Sugar: Can we trust industry?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:31
Sugar is the new frontier in the battle to get people to become healthier. Health experts want tougher regulation of industry, but the government doesn't seem keen. Will industry step up to the plate?

Beware the muddled middle of politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:28
Are those calling for the Labour Party to stick to the middle ground of British politics missing a trick, asks Mark Mardell.

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 16:14

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

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Aurora found beyond our Solar System

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:48
An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.

Epidemic of US children sold for sex

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:46
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:40

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

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Prostate cancer: Five types 'found'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:37
Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.

Campaign highlights elder loneliness

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:32
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.

VIDEO: 'Killer brew' addicts lose alcohol and privates

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:20
The illegal alcohol driving wives to take desperate measures

A more subtle side of IS recruitment

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:18
'How IS tried to radicalise me in... and how I resisted'

'Nazis secretly eat falafel': German town's pro-refugee posters

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:18
The pro-refugee posters in the small German town

Rio's favelas get Olympics B&B fever

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:18
Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics

A tourist in the land of the ayatollahs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:18
What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?

Why do off-shore tax havens still exist?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:17
Tax havens are much maligned by politicians, regulators and campaigners. But they’re still in business. Four experts have their say.

Appeal to hospital deaths families

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 15:13
An inquiry panel investigating the deaths of dozens of elderly patients at a Hampshire hospital is appealing for relatives to come forward.