National / International News

Tea Tuesdays: The Chemis-Tea Of Pouring The Perfect English-Style Cuppa

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:57

The British are very specific about how they take their tea: black, with milk and sugar. But steeping the optimal cup requires a surprising amount of chemistry. Here's a guide to the science.

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US sea level rise 'very unusual'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:45
Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose dramatically during 2009-2010 in an event scientists describe as "very unusual".

Oil company to shed 400 UK posts

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:18
Oil services company Archer confirms it is losing more than 400 jobs from its UK operations, many of which are based in Aberdeen.

Fox host hits back in Falklands row

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:14
One of the most famous US news anchors, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, rejects allegations he exaggerated his involvement in the Falklands War in 1982.

School in video overcrowding appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:08
A primary school in County Antrim has made a social media video to highlight their acute lack of classroom space for the growing number of pupils.

Electoral register 'down by 920,000'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 09:06
The number of people on electoral registers in England and Wales dropped by 920,000 between March and December last year, the Electoral Commission says.

Missing UK girls in Syria, police say

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:56
Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.

UK to help train Ukrainian army

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:56
British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

Finnish Public Broadcasting To Read Entire Quran In New Series

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:55

Radio 1, the radio arm of broadcaster Yle, will begin reading Islam's holy book on March 7 in 60 installments. Fewer than 50,000 Muslims live in Finland, which has a population of about 5 million.

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Sir Cliff raid leak 'invaded privacy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:49
Police should not have released confidential details to the BBC about a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, a report concludes.

Matic ban reduced to two games

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:48
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic's violent conduct ban is reduced from three games to two.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:43
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.

Pressure doesn't bother me - Wenger

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:43
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger welcomes the pressure ahead of the Champions League clash with his former club Monaco.

How IS helps foreigners reach Syria

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:39
How Islamic State helps foreigners reach Syria

The Great U.S. History Battle

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:33

The College Board redesigned the framework for its Advanced Placement U.S. history course, and many conservative lawmakers aren't happy about it.

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No baby death inquiry to be held

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:16
A fatal accident inquiry will not be held after a man was convicted of murdering a six-week-old baby in Aberdeen.

Qatar 2022 'best thing for England'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:13
Staging the Qatar 2022 in winter is "the best thing that's ever happened to England", says Phil Neville.

Toronto police probe mystery bunker

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:09
Toronto Police are asking the public to help identify the purpose of a bunker 10ft (3m) underground found near a Pan-Am Games site.

Police face £6m crime cash shortfall

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:02
Police Scotland is facing a £6m shortfall in its budget because of delays in receiving cash under proceeds of crime legislation.

Tobacco 'kills two in three smokers'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 08:01
The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.