National / International News

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

India Mars mission arrives in orbit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:53
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:44
Why Indian mission costs less than a Hollywood movie

Novel antibiotic class created

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:39
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.

Art show called off after protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:22
A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.

Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:18

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:15

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Unions set for three days of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:14
The PCS union confirms a strike for 15 October which could be the third consecutive day of strikes by major public sector unions over pay.

Yahoo prodigy opts for university

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:08
The 18-year-old coder who was paid millions to sell his app to Yahoo has decided to go to university in the UK rather than work full-time in the US.

Robinson 'not planning to step down'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42
First Minister Peter Robinson denies he has any plans to stand down before the next Northern Ireland Assembly election.

Success! India's First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:42

Scientists cheered and the prime minister congratulated his country on navigating "a route known to very few" to reach the Red Planet — something few other nations have accomplished.

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EU in biggest ever crime crackdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:37
Police forces in the European Union have made 1,000 arrests in their biggest-ever co-ordinated crackdown on organised crime, Europol announces.

Children save dad after wasp sting

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:26
Two Belfast children are praised for helping to save their father who went into anaphylactic shock while driving after being stung by a wasp.

Reports of bent iPhones spread

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:24
Experts are divided about whether Apple should respond to claims that its new iPhone models are prone to becoming misshapen if carried in pockets.

Your Ceefax match reports

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:13
We asked you to send us League Cup reports written in Ceefax style - here are some of the best of your submissions.

Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:09
Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.

VIDEO: IS 'trafficking Yazidi women for sex'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
More than 3,000 Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are being trafficked for sex, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Toby Jones on Marvellous role

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
Bafta nominee Toby Jones stars in a new BBC drama, Marvellous, telling the story of Neil Baldwin whose life defies limitations despite having learning difficulties.

Labour 'would revive shattered NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:55
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says Labour will put "people before profit" in the NHS, with new rights for carers and a shake-up of palliative care.
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