National / International News

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.

Teachers 'mistrust A-level grades'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:52
Research for exams watchdog Ofqual suggests nearly half of teachers lack confidence in A-level grades.

Bike stolen from cycle stunt star

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:45
Scotland's best known stunt cyclist appeals for help in finding his bike after it was stolen in Glasgow.

Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:42
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada is freed from prison after a Jordanian court rules there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism offences.

Labour bares its teeth on the NHS

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:39
Labour's bid to make the NHS a key election battleground

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Syria

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:38

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.

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'Firearms incident' teen remanded

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:35
A teenager is remanded in custody after an incident involving firearms officers being flown to Shetland from the mainland.

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