National / International News

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 08:01
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Mosques call for hostage's release

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:55
Mosques in north-west England call for the release of hostage Alan Henning, who has been threatened with execution by Islamic State militants.

Lights, Camera, Drones: Hollywood's Lens Gets A Little Larger

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:52

The FAA is granting six movie and TV production companies permission to use drones for filming. The move could pave the way for the unmanned aircraft systems to be used in other commercial ventures.

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EU hopeful of Ukraine gas deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:49
The EU's energy commissioner outlines plans for a deal between Ukraine and Russia to end their row over gas deliveries, after talks in Berlin.

CCTV operator jailed for voyeurism

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:39
A CCTV operator who was convicted of repeatedly watching a woman in north Belfast with a police camera is jailed for a total of eight months.

Date fixed for comet landing attempt

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:35
Europe's daring attempt to put a small robot on the surface of Comet 67P will take place on Wednesday 12 November.

Google urged to change privacy rules

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:30
EU data watchdogs move again to persuade Google to change its privacy policies which were consolidated two years ago.

The team that forgot how to win

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:23
Why are Leicestershire, who have not won a Championship game for two seasons, the worst four-day team in the country?

And The Million Dollar Hult Prize Goes To A Doc In A Box

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:18

The challenge: come up with a plan to improve healthcare in slums. There were 11,000 entries, featuring everything from bees to chewing gum as part of the proposal. And the winner is...

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Forced work man 'was free to leave'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:17
A vulnerable farm worker allegedly forced to work for 13 years at a Newport farm tells Cardiff Crown Court he was free to leave at any time.

Show-And-Tell: Show Us Your Angry Face

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:13

You know the look. Researchers say it's the same all over the world.

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Fire Grounds Hundreds Of Flights At Chicago Airports

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:05

The fire in the basement of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center in Aurora, Ill., caused numerous flight cancellations at O'Hare and Midway.

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VIDEO: NFL stars take Great British quiz

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:03
Oakland Raiders players and staff take BBC Sport's Great British quiz ahead of their game with the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium.

Eriksson and Eccleston earn damages

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:02
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson and actor Christopher Eccleston settle phone-hacking claims against the Mirror Group for £30,000 each.

Ten of the best Ryder Cup photos

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:02
Ten of the best photos of golf's premier cup

IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:02
David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.

Debate Grows Over Employer Health Plans Without Hospital Benefits

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 07:00

A federal calculator that companies use to certify whether their health insurance complies with the Affordable Care Act appears to bless plans without hospital coverage.

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VIDEO: Watching fight against IS from Turkey

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:57
The view from on top of a hill from the Turkish border village of Karaca overlooking Syria shows just how close the country is to the frontline of IS.

VIDEO: Burst pipe cuts water to thousands

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
Up to 8,000 homes are still without water near Bristol after a main burst on Thursday.

Boat seized after £100m cocaine haul

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 06:53
A motorboat has been seized at a Gwynedd harbour following the seizure of a tonne of cocaine on a yacht off the Irish coast.
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