National / International News

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 06:08
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:56

During sleep, the brain locks in existing memories and can even form new ones. Scientists say they are starting to understand how that happens. A midnight snack may interfere.

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VIDEO: Getting a political resignation right

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:52
Politicians are often asked if they will stand down, and when they do it is important they get the statement and its timing right.

Tear gas fired in Nigeria parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:48
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.

Republicans Warn Obama Ahead Of Planned Immigration Action

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:45

The president's action, to be announced later today, will grant temporary relief to some immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. Republicans could strip away funds that would go toward Obama's order.

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D'Arcy and Best to start for Ireland

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:40
Gordon D'Arcy & Rory Best are picked for Ireland's Australia Test in the only changes from the win over South Africa.

Toddler rape case shocks Afghans

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:37
The three-year-old Afghan girl raped and left for dead

In pictures: Mike Nichols films

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:34
A glimpse at the work of film director Mike Nichols

VIDEO: Hamilton v Rosberg - key moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:26
BBC Sport looks at the defining moments of the F1 championship battle between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

What type of king will Charles be?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:18
What sort of king will Charles be?

Kerry to push for Iran nuclear deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:13
US Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Vienna in a last-minute push for a deal in long-running talks aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear activity.

Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:12

Nichols, perhaps best known for his 1967 classic film, The Graduate, has won Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards. He died Wednesday at age 83.

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Three charged with terror offences

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:08
Three men arrested earlier this month are set to appear in court charged with preparing acts of terrorism.

Buffalo, Parts Of Upper Midwest, Brace For More Snow

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:03

With more than 5 feet already on the ground in some areas of western New York state, another 3 feet is forecast. Worse yet, warming temperatures over the weekend could turn much of it to flood water.

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Quiz: What kids these days are reading

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-20 05:01

School-aged girls read more words and less nonfiction compared to boys, according to a report by Renaissance Learning.

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Cotter makes four changes for Tonga

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:45
Geoff Cross, Johnnie Beattie, Sean Lamont and Tim Visser come into the Scotland team for Saturday's Test against Tonga.

McIlroy & Lowry share lead in Dubai

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:41
Rory McIlroy shares the first-round lead with Shane Lowry at six under in the World Tour Championship in Dubai.

Police charged with £30,000 theft

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:40
Two serving officers and a former colleague appear in court accused of stealing a total of £30,000 following a police raid.

BBC presenter caught speeding on bike

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:34
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police after speeding on his cycle in Hyde Park.

Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 04:33

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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