National / International News

Japan to restart whaling programme

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:22
Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

F1 bosses backtrack on radio ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:18
Formula 1 bosses backtrack on a ban on teams giving drivers advice over the radio, with car information to still be allowed.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:14
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:06
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

VIDEO: Pound and shares rise on 'No' vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:03
The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence.

Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:02
Banks lead business reaction to referendum

Ebola health team killed in Guinea

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:58
Nine members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

China tennis star Li Na retires

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:41
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:35
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:20

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:18

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:15

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

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Tottenham report anti-Semitic flag

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:15
Tottenham report an anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans to Uefa, European football's governing body.

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13
Scotland votes "No" to independence

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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PM says Wales must have more say

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:03
Prime Minister David Cameron says Wales and the other UK nations must get more of a say over their affairs.

Spacey stalker given four years

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:49
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:48
The goat simulator which started as a joke but became a surprising hit, plus other technology news

The politics of the English Question

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:39
The politics of the English Question

Paradise island murder mystery

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:25
Mystery over tourist killings continues to baffle Thailand police
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