National / International News

Italy vote threatens Renzi reforms

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 01:14
Results from Italy's local elections show right-wing gains and some erosion of support for Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left.

VIDEO: Underwater robots aim to mimic nature

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 01:07
European researchers have been working on underwater robots that aim to mimic the behaviour of animals and fish.

FM backs more powers for islands

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:58
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants the country's island communities to have more devolved powers to "grow their economies".

Extra free childcare: Who benefits?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:52
The prospect of a free 30-hours-a-week of childcare sounds like a fantastic offer - but what will it achieve?

VIDEO: Bad Weather grounds Solar Impulse

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:48
A zero-fuel solar-powered plane's first attempt to fly around the world has been postponed due to bad weather. Peter Gibbs explains.

Warning of gales and heavy rain

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:48
Forecasters are warning of an unseasonable spell of severe weather affecting large parts of Scotland.

VIDEO: 'I fix my broken tooth with superglue'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:20
A new BBC TV show, The Truth About Your Teeth, aims to examine the state of people in the UK's teeth and discover if we are storing up problems for the future.

Malaysia Airlines is 'bankrupt'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:43
Malaysia Airlines is "technically bankrupt", its chief executive says, as he announces a restructuring programme and plans to cut around 6,000 jobs.

Solar Impulse forced to land in Japan

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:40
Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii.

No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:36

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Litte Girl

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:35

Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.

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Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:34

The littlest things — punctuation, precise word choice and grammar — can hold tremendous power in worldwide climate negotiations. This year in Europe, editors get a chance to help make history.

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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:33

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.

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How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:32

First you get a crazy message from a friend. Then you get a not-so-crazy message that could help you find a job or fight a disease.

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VIDEO: Stripping to defend their land

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:31
A group of women in Uganda made headlines by stripping before government ministers in a protest over land rights.

Arrests as police attacked in brawl

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:25
Thirteen people are arrested after a meeting at a community centre in Leeds turns into a mass brawl.

Women's sport quiz

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:01
Why did a jockstrap revolutionise women's sport and who can train a donkey to do anything?

VIDEO: Emotional cost of the menopause

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 23:00
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence publishes its first guidelines on the menopause to doctors.

Care inspectorate 'needs reform'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 22:54
The leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats says scrapping Wales' health watchdog should be considered. following a damning report into a Denbighshire mental health ward.

Lloyds share sale plan extended

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 22:52
The government extends its plan to sell off shares in Lloyds Banking Group to the end of the year.