National / International News

VIDEO: Darpa creates dark web search engine

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:39
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has created a search engine that can analyse the dark web.

Aid starts reaching Vanuatu islands

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:28
Emergency aid is beginning to reach some of the worst-hit islands of Vanuatu, after a cyclone tore through flattening entire villages.

Riot in Frankfurt targets new ECB HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:15
Anti-austerity protesters in the German city of Frankfurt burn police cars in protest at the opening of the European Central Bank's new building.

Finaldi to head National Gallery

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:05
Gabriele Finaldi is appointed the new head of the National Gallery in London, replacing Nicholas Penny who announced his retirement last year.

New £1 coin designed by teenager

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 00:01
A 15-year-old has won a competition to design the new £1 coin, which will be in circulation from 2017.

VIDEO: Mexico introduces circus animals ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:36
The Mexican authorities have introduced a new law banning certain animals - among them tigers, elephants and zebras - from performing in circuses.

Serbia arrests 7 over Srebrenica

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:34
Serbia arrests seven men suspected of taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia.

Kentucky Right-To-Work Battle Shifts To Counties

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:24

While 25 states have passed right-to-work laws, Democrats in the Kentucky Legislature have long blocked attempts to pass legislation. Now there's a county-by-county effort to pass these laws locally.

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After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. They want to move the waste to two abandoned clay mines.

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Free bassist Andy Fraser dies at 62

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:22
Bassist Andy Fraser, who co-wrote Free's 1970 hit All Right Now and had been fighting cancer and Aids, dies in California aged 62.

Tiger-tagging app to boost tracking

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:13
A new iPad app is asking users to "tag" tigers in images gathered from the internet, to help researchers with counting and tracking the animals.

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:12

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

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News From The Charity Stripe

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:09

Commentator Frank Deford talks about efforts to rattle NCAA basketball players taking free throws.

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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 23:07
Mancini piles pressure on Pellegrini, Chelsea eye Real Madrid pair, Man Utd prepared to sell De Gea to get Bale, plus more.

Call for Welsh funding 'commitment'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:58
Chancellor George Osborne should make the same commitment on Welsh funding as his Lib Dem Treasury colleague Danny Alexander, Wales' Finance Minister Jane Hutt says.

Williams in Indian Wells quarters

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:57
Serena Williams recovers from a poor start to beat Sloane Stephens to reach the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Neighbours at 30: Memorable moments

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:56
Some of the soap's most memorable moments - after 30 years

Aldi expansion could bring 500 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:49
Supermarket chain Aldi's plans to open a distribution centre and offices in south Wales could see a further ten stores opened across Wales, creating 500 jobs.

VIDEO: How Israeli election night unfolded

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:48
Benjamin Netanyahu is on course for a fourth term as Israel's prime minister after winning the general election.

Pietersen targets England recall

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 22:46
Batsman Kevin Pietersen says he will "do anything" to help him earn a recall to the England side.

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