National / International News

Police chief warns of more abuse cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:16
More child sexual exploitation scandals like the one in Rotherham will emerge in the coming months, a police chief says.

Japan shares lead Asia markets lower

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:10
Asian shares opened lower on Thursday after Wall Street tumbled on US economic data, fuelling growth concerns.

Pistorius sentencing into fourth day

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 18:00
The sentencing hearing for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to resume for a fourth day at a court in Pretoria.

VIDEO: Will robots replace humans?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 17:54
In Singapore, both government research agencies and businesses are looking at new ways to use robots for wider commercial purposes.

Why has there never been a disabled candidate in The Apprentice?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:54
Why no disabled candidate in The Apprentice?

Nostalgia for a Young Persons' Railcard

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:36
40 years of Young Persons' Railcards

The Argentines who speak Welsh

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:33
Why do some people in Patagonia speak Welsh?

X-rays used in Star Wars mystery

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:32
A man has a box containing a mystery Star Wars figure X-rayed by university experts in the hope it was worth thousands of pounds.

Oscar Wilde 'attracted to prisoner'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:28
The only known photograph of a working-class man Oscar Wilde took an interest in is unearthed in a search of Reading Prison archives.

Public picks top Scottish park

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
A Dumfries park which recently underwent a £2m overhaul is selected by the public as the best in Scotland.

Rise in 'unfair' parking charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:17
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to educate Scots about 'unscrupulous' companies operating private car parks after a rise in complaints.

Gordon Brown to lead Scotland debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:15
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who set out the timetable for new powers for Scotland, is to lead a UK Parliament debate later.

Gaza reconstruction facing obstacles despite aid

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:12
Why rebuilding Gaza still faces obstacles despite pledges of aid

New ovarian cancer test developed

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:12
A new test has been developed that could help doctors identify ovarian cancer more accurately and cut down on instances of unnecessary surgery.

UK tops WHO gullet cancer table

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-15 16:11
The UK has the highest rate in the world of one of the two main types of gullet cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

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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