National / International News

Russian sex geckos die in orbit

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:51
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.

McDormand picks up Venice award

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:49
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.

Free meals served for infant pupils

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:48
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.

VIDEO: Scotland Decides: 5 live debate

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:25
Victoria Derbyshire presents live from Caird Hall, Dundee with an audience debate ahead of Scotland's Referendum on independence.

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:20
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

The growing threat to our recovery

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-02 00:17
The growing threat to our recovery

Police disciplined over search death

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:55
Eight police officers are disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.

Brain 'can learn to eat healthily'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:53
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:30

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:28

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 23:03
There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.

VIDEO: UK facing a 'tsunami of skin cancer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:53
Hospitals in England have seen a rise in admissions for skin cancer of nearly a third in five years, official figures show.

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:30

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedly defeated in a June primary.

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Children 'damaged' by legal aid cut

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 22:16
Children are being damaged by the rising number of estranged couples representing themselves in family court battles, a former judge claims.

Japan tackles dengue fever outbreak

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:47
Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

Brown issues warning over UK debt

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:42
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

FBI, Apple Investigate Claims Nude Celebrity Photos Posted Online

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:32

The FBI is looking into allegations that online accounts of several celebrities had been hacked. Apple says it is determining whether its online photo-sharing service had been hacked.

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UK airstrikes and mass celebrity hack - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:27
Among the stories fascinating Tuesday's press are whether British forces will engage jihadists in Iraq, and the mass hacking of celebrities' iCloud accounts.

U.S. Military Forces Targeted Extremist Network In Somalia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:10

A day after an Islamic-extremist group launched an attack in Somalia, U.S. military forces have struck back. A Pentagon spokesman says the results of the operation are being assessed.

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Stabbing stalker in sentence appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-01 21:01
A stalker who subjected a Devon woman to a campaign of intimidation before stabbing her in Exeter, is trying to have his life sentence for attempted murder overturned.
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