National / International News

Vampire bats lose bitter taste

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:32
Vampire bats' strict blood diet makes them lose much of their ability to taste bitter flavours, scientists show.

Screenings 'do not harm theatres'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:29
Cinema screenings of plays from the National Theatre do not tempt fans away from regional theatres, new research suggests.

Glastonbury: 11 acts to watch

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:26
11 acts to watch, away from the main stage

Doctors face new language checks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:23
New powers allowing the medical regulator to check doctors' English language skills come into force, in a move hailed as an "important milestone".

Miss. Sen Thad Cochran Defeats Tea Party Challenger

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 19:02

The six-term Republican defeated insurgent state Sen. Chris McDaniel for his party's nomination.

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VIDEO: US working on Sudan apostasy exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 17:58
The US says it is working with Sudan to ensure a woman freed from death row can leave the country,

Disbelief and denial: Inside the Suarez storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35
"Four hundred journalists turned their heads in collective disbelief - did he really just do what I think he did?"

New House Leadership Puts Export Bank On Shakier Ground

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35

Described as either a boost to U.S. jobs and the economy or as "crony capitalism," the Export-Import Bank's future has grown cloudier under new House Majority Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

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VIDEO: World Cup first-timers lose but party on

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:35
The World Cup may be ending early for Bosnia-Hercegovina but the country's fans will never forget their first trip to football's global party.

Right-to-die: For and against

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:29
An argument for assisted suicide, and one against

A craze for 'loom bands'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 16:23
What's behind playground bracelet craze?

'No helmet' cycling ad ban reversed

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:51
A ruling against a safe cycling advert which showed a rider without a helmet is overturned by the Advertising Standards Authority.

Scot to have double hand transplant

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:45
Scottish woman Corinne Hutton is to be the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland reveals.

US special forces arrive in Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:37
The first US troops deployed to assist the Iraqi army in combating a growing Sunni militant insurgency have arrived, the Pentagon says.

Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:37
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day 14 of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Suarez in World Cup 'bite' controversy

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:31
Uruguay's Luis Suarez appears to bite Giorgio Chiellini during a match which sees Italy knocked out of the World Cup.

Ivory Coast coach Lamouchi steps down

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:23
Sabri Lamouchi steps down as Ivory Coast head coach after the Africans fail to reach the World Cup last 16, losing to Greece.

VIDEO: When bees swarm, 'who you gonna call?'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:13
When bees swarm urban areas, the DC Beekeepers Alliance keeps both humans and bees safe. The BBC spoke to beekeepers and city dwellers who found an unexpected common bond over buzzing bees.

The Italian town with an English secret

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:10
The Italian town with an English secret

VIDEO: Where donkeys power the internet

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 15:10
Herdsmen in Turkey are using solar panels tethered to donkeys to power their internet sessions.
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