National / International News

The government holed up in a 1970s hotel

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:00
The government stuck in a hotel in a remote coastal outpost

Where has Europe's rarest bird gone?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:59
What has happened to Europe's rarest bird?

Labour pledge to first-time buyers

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:55
Labour promises first-time buyers will be given priority when communities in England "take the lead" in building new housing.

Minister's woe and Madeleys trolled

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:42
The fall-out both from one minister's comments about disabled people and a TV personality's views on rape generate headlines in Thursday's papers.

Sweeping Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals Advance To World Series

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:24

The Royals came into the game undefeated in the postseason and continued their streak, beating the Orioles 2-1. The team set a record with its eighth straight win to start the playoffs.

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Huawei: US ban 'not very important'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:22
In his first interview the boss of Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is banned from bidding for US government contracts, says the group will grow even without the US.

Brazilian police crack 'darknet'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:20
Police in Brazil uncover a huge child pornography network hidden in the so-called 'darknet', with 55 people arrested in a year-long operation.

Is reheated pasta less fattening?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:15
Could cooling and then reheating your meal make it less fattening?

The emergence of the counter-free bank branch

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Why bank cashiers are no longer found behind glass

Third kits are pointless, says MP

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:01
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says third kits are unnecessary and another example of "football clubs fleecing fans".

NI talks must lift blockages says PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
Talks in Northern Ireland must "lift the blockages" stopping politicians from delivering effective government, says David Cameron.

16ft Wharton statue to be unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 15:00
A 16ft statue of Arthur Wharton, the world's first black professional footballer, will be unveiled at St George's Park.

VIDEO: Tech giants' frozen egg fertility perk

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:52
US tech giants offer to freeze female employees' eggs in the hope of attracting more women to the male-dominated industry.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:51

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:44

A group of 28 law professors have written an open letter criticizing the university's new sexual assault policy, citing due process concerns and saying it gives victims more rights than the accused.

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VIDEO: How China limits access to foreign TV

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:41
For years China has sought to limit access to foreign TV and websites which broadcast and publish pictures and information which the government wants to restrict access to

How A No-Touch Thermometer Detects A Fever

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 14:03

Some U.S airports scanning passengers for Ebola are using hand-held infrared thermometers to help detect fever. The devices aren't perfect but do contribute to the safety net, health officials say.

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HBO to offer online-only service

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:56
The premium channel will offer streaming-only service in 2015. The move is seen a response to competition from Amazon and Netflix and a way to offer younger consumers more choice.

Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-15 13:44

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.

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