National / International News

M4 junction to shut in traffic trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:53
A junction of the M4 motorway in south Wales will be closed from the summer as part of a trial to ease congestion.

Earth rocked by double space impact

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:52
Researchers outline compelling evidence for an occasion when the ancient Earth was battered by two asteroids at the same time.

'Gut brew' gives chocolate its edge

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:50
Bacteria in our stomach ferment chocolate into useful anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, scientists say.

A Cold One For Everyone: Craft Beer Sales Surge In 2013

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:41

If craft beers seem to be everywhere these days, there's good reason: Sales jumped 20 percent in 2013. To stand out in an increasingly crowded field, many brewers are pushing the flavor frontiers.

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Iron Age woman's footless body found

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:35
A skeleton of an Iron Age woman with her "feet chopped off" is discovered in a field in Wiltshire.

Colombia VP puts dog ahead of career

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:29
Colombian Vice-President Angelino Garzon turns down the post of ambassador to Brazil because his German Shepherd dog would not adapt to the hot weather.

Pistorius crime scene 'disturbed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:25
Defence team alleges that a South African police photographer mishandled evidence at Oscar Pistorius' house during the murder investigation.

Stones tour off after Scott death

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:22
The Rolling Stones postpone their tour of Australia and New Zealand after the death of Sir Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott, the band says.

VIDEO: Lenny Henry in TV diversity call

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:16
Lenny Henry says funds should be set aside to boost the presence of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in the broadcasting industry.

Jones criticises Clwyd's NHS attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:14
First Minister Carwyn Jones criticises Labour MP Ann Clwyd for her attacks on the state of the Welsh NHS.

American businesses wary of sanctions in Russia

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:12

Large American companies like GE, Boeing and Pepsico do billions of dollars worth of business in Russia, and, in some cases, have spent the past 20 years building infrastructure and relationships with Moscow. They fear that if the U.S. imposes sanctions that are too tough, competitors in Europe and Asia could take advantage and step in. Meanwhile, U.S. businesses with operations in Crimea are facing a quandary of their own: whether to accomodate to Russia's absorption of Crimea or to sell, likely at a loss, and get out. 

Report: NSA Can Record, Store Phone Conversations Of Whole Countries

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:11

Based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the Washington Post reports the U.S. has the capability to record "100 percent" of a country's phone calls.

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VIDEO: Mapping racism in Tokyo

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 11:07
How Google Maps is being used to fight racism in Japan

Woman 'left to die' in shop basement

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:48
A grandmother was "shown no mercy" and was left to die alone after being thrown through a hatch into a basement, a court hears.

VIDEO: Veronese exhibition opens in London

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:48
A rare collection of Veronese paintings goes on display at The National Gallery in London.

Bank of England shake-up unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:36
The Bank of England is to have two new deputy governors - Ben Broadbent for monetary policy and Nemat Shafik in charge of markets and banking.

Why Fifa must revisit bidding process

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:35
Fifa must revisit World Cup bidding process, says David Bond

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate 'Healthy'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:31

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Boyd charged over Hart 'spitting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:29
Hull City's George Boyd is charged with misconduct by the Football Association after allegedly spitting at Manchester City's Joe Hart.

Two dead in Seattle helicopter crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-03-18 10:26
Two people were killed when a news helicopter crashed in central Seattle at the foot of the landmark Space Needle, fire officials say.

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