National / International News

From Alien to Fifa: The art of noise

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:21
The magic of video game sound effects

VIDEO: Photos from the royal court of Benin

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:17
Behind the scenes at Benin's royal court

'No impunity' over Mexico students

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:15
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto vows to identify and punish those responsible for the recent disappearance of 43 students after clashes with police.

VIDEO: 'Is that a barista in your pocket?'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:05
BBC News's Dougal Shaw checks out a smartphone-enabled coffee tap, designed for both business and home use.

Alcohol abuse linked to availability

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:05
Scottish neighbourhoods with the most licensed premises have the highest rates of alcohol-related illness and deaths.

Is it right to pay ransoms?

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:04
Is it right to pay ransoms or do payouts encourage kidnappers?

Dopers could benefit 'for decades'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:02
Convicted drug cheats such as Justin Gatlin could benefit from taking banned substances for decades afterwards, say scientists.

The 1920 British air bombing campaign in Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:01
How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s

MSPs to pass civil justice shake-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 15:01
Major reforms to Scotland's civil courts are expected to be passed by MSPs, despite concern the changes may restrict access to justice.

British woman dies after Everest trek

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:59
A British woman has died after being taken ill in Nepal just after returning from a trek to Mount Everest base camp, police say.

Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:54

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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Taiwan's charitable vegetable vendor

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:51
Is this the world's most unlikely philanthropist?

5 Questions About The Supreme Court And Gay Marriage In The U.S.

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:27

The Supreme Court surprised many by refusing to weigh in on gay marriage Monday. And it prompted a question: What does this mean for same-sex couples in 20 states that still have a ban?

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US developing Ebola airport checks

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:12
The US is developing measures to screen incoming air passengers for Ebola, both in the US and at foreign airports, President Barack Obama says.

VIDEO: Where Ebola kills day after day

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:05
People with Ebola are turned away from a medical facility in West Africa as it is full.

Iraq's battles need sense of resolve

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 14:01
Beating IS is more than a game of numbers, says Lyse Doucet

Female Heads Of Household (And Hair) Reveal Afghanistan's Drug Use

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 13:58

A new study of drug use in Afghanistan, relying on information from female heads of households and confirmed by lab tests, shows that 1 in 20 Afghans are using prescription or illicit drugs.

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VIDEO: Footage shows burst London water pipe

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-06 13:45
A burst water main, which was damaged accidentally by workers, closes part of a road in south-west London.

USA Swimming Suspends Michael Phelps Over DUI Arrest

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 13:40

The 18-time gold medalist said that he was going to attend a program to "better understand myself." USA Swimming said Phelps will be excluded from 2015 FINA World Championships.

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Some Americans Boosted Charitable Giving In Recession; The Rich Did Not

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-06 13:39

As times got tough, America's less-wealthy citizens grew more generous, according to a new study. But people making at least $200,000 a year cut the portion of their incomes they gave to charity.

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