National / International News

Synthetic DNA advance is hailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 10:00
Scientists have created the first synthetic chromosome for yeast in a landmark achievement for biological engineering.

VIDEO: Michael Gove performs 'Wham Rap!'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 10:00
Education secretary demonstrates rapping ability to pupils

'Right to life' on Pope-Obama agenda

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:51
Pope Francis meets US President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the contentious issues of abortion and contraception discussed.

Lawro's predictions v Sam Bailey

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:49
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on X Factor champion, and former West Ham player, Sam Bailey

Berezovsky 'had poisoning plot fear'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:49
The daughter of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky says he thought he had been poisoned in the days after he lost a legal fight with Roman Abramovich, an inquest hears.

OTRs scheme 'devoid of morality'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:40
The scheme that led to more than 190 letters being issued to Irish republican On the Runs "was devoid of morality", the DUP's Nigel Dodds tells MPs.

Mudslide Volunteers: 'We're Going In Whether You Let Us Or Not'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:40

Search efforts continue in the tiny community that was devastated on Saturday. Officials warn that the death toll, now at 25, is likely to go up substantially.

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VIDEO: Superspreaders: Tracking tuberculosis

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:30
A team at the University of Cape Town in South Africa is using new tools to investigate how the return of patients to their communities affects the spread of tuberculosis.

Giant rat becomes the talk of Sweden

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:28
The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen makes headlines in Sweden, where it is dubbed "Ratzilla".

Bid to 'decontaminate' police image

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:23
The Scottish Police Federation wants to 'decontaminate' the public's view of Scottish police officers in the wake of recent scandals.

Congress Approves Ukraine Aid, Sanctions On Russia

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:20

The House and Senate have passed versions of a bill to grant $1 billion in loan guarantees to Kiev and impose economic penalties on Moscow for Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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How we got our Michael Gove selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:14
School Reporters reveal how they managed to take a selfie picture with the education secretary.

Rapper's killer jailed for 18 years

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:00
An 18-year-old man is convicted of murdering a Birmingham rapper and sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison.

Varnish backs Olympic cycling switch

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:57
Team GB cyclist Jess Varnish backs UCI president Brian Cookson's call to move track cycling to the Winter Olympics.

New Egyptian military chief sworn in

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:56
Egypt's new military chief and defence minister is sworn in, a day after Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi stands down to run for the presidency.

Mafia boss will not face appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52
Convicted Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore will not face an appeal against a judge's ruling allowing him to stay in Britain, a court hears.

Marathon Training Lowers Heart Disease Risk In Middle-Aged Men

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:52

Marathons are increasingly popular with people who will never cross the finish line in under three hours. But do recreational runners benefit from the intense training? Researchers in Boston say yes.

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Tug boat mistaken for plane crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:47
A tug boat ferrying a large object at sea sparks an alert off Gran Canaria after being mistaken for a crashed plane.

James Schlesinger, Who Held Cabinet Posts And Led CIA For 17 Weeks, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:44

Beginning with Nixon, he served three presidents in Cabinet-level positions and was regarded as a "hawkish and erudite" thinker on economics and national security. Schlesinger was 85.

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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:40
Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.

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