National / International News

The perils of the Streisand effect

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:51
Just what are the dangers of the Streisand effect?

House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:45

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.

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'E-cigs less harm than cigarettes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:34
An analysis of the current evidence available on e-cigarettes suggests they are safer than conventional cigarettes.

'Tape measure test' call on diabetes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:32
People are being urged to take out the tape measure to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: The woman in black walking across the US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:30
Who is the figure clad in black, walking across the US?

VIDEO: Fighting hampers MH17 investigation

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:22
Heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels around Donetsk has prevented international experts from reaching the MH17 plane crash site.

Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:21
A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".

Sir Bobby's legacy five years on

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:17
Five years on from his death, Sir Bobby Robson would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left, says his widow Lady Elsie.

Glazers in £88.7m Man Utd share sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:16
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.

Broken robots 'learn to keep going'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:08
Engineers take a step towards having machines that can operate even when they are damaged by developing a robot that can teach itself to walk, even with a broken leg.

Your solo dining experiences

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own

Can one bad blog blight a business?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:07
How can firms defend themselves against irate reviews?

VIDEO: Why Tiki became a US phenomenon

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:06
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.

VIDEO: What was in WW1 British soldier's kit?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:05
Military historian Andy Robertshaw talks through the uniform worn by soldiers in the British Expeditionary Force at the start of World War One.

VIDEO: Hopper's art given life on film

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:04
Talking Movies talks to Gustav Deutsch - a multimedia artist at the cutting edge of cinema.

Campaign targets modern slavery

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 15:03
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

'We lost our heads' admits Deila

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:52
Celtic manager Ronny Deila says his side lost their heads as they lost 4-1 to Legia Warsaw in Champions League qualifying.

Liberia shuts schools over Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:50
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: The challenge of tackling Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:50
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-30 14:48

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

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