National / International News

Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:47

Is this 2014 or 1348? The plague — yes, the infamous Black Death — was reported in China and Colorado. It's the same disease as the Middle Ages pandemic. Only now we know how to treat it.

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Israeli Artillery Hits U.N.-Run School In Gaza

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:44

More than a dozen people have been killed at the school used as a shelter in Beit Hanoun, according to Palestinian officials.

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Government to end nuclear waste veto

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:26
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.

Greens want tax on wealth over £3m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:21
The Green Party unveils plans to impose a wealth tax on people with assets of more than £3m.

'Elvis' jailed over child sex images

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:21
An Elvis Presley impersonator is jailed for a year for downloading and distributing more than 900 indecent images of children.

Your pictures: Cycling

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:14
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"

Degrees least likely for white teens

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:13
University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.

VIDEO: Olympic cauldron secrets revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 06:11
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is going on display for the first time in a purpose-built gallery.

Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:50
Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says.

VIDEO: Netball referee's time blunder

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:40
A netball referee blows for the end of the first quarter 29 seconds early during Wales' match against Australia - forcing the teams to return to the court to play out time.

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:38
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:28

Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.

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Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:27

Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.

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Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:22
The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

VIDEO: Fears MH17 crash site 'abandoned'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:19
There are renewed calls for tighter security at the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, after some reports it had been left abandoned.

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:18
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Stimpson captures triathlon gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:05
England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.

Kearney could still win bronze medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 05:02
NI's Lisa Kearney remains in contention for a bronze medal in the women's 52kg judo category despite losing her semi-final.

Carbon concerns over wood burning

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:58
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-24 04:57
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
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