National / International News

Scottish economy shrugs off slump

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:00
The Scottish economy continues to recover with performance at pre-recession levels, according to the Bank of Scotland business monitor.

Third video of UK hostage released

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:58
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.

Playing matchmaker in Silicon Valley

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:49

One in three couples who married recently met the web. There's sites for every conceivable niche and online dating is a billion-dollar industry. But what about the people who are out there building websites, tech companies and apps?

Sometimes the singles of Silicon Valley need individual help to try and meet "the One," and they're willing to pay top dollar for it.

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Libya parliament rivals hold talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:43
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:42
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:42

The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."

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Reduce teachers' workload, says NUT

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:30
The National Union of Teachers calls on the education secretary to tackle excessive workloads or face more strike action.

Scans 'could halve stillbirth rate'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:29
More than half of stillbirths in the UK could be prevented if the NHS implemented additional scans, a leading obstetrician tells Panorama.

Children hit by tooth decay at three

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:28
More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

VIDEO: D*Face captures stars who died young

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:25
Ghostly portraits of stars who died young

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:16
Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.

VIDEO: Web inventor 'pays his way' online

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:11
Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.

Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:10
Sewer sensors to sniff out home-made bombs

Clarke 'hiding' over black managers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:10
Football League chairman Greg Clarke is accused of "hiding behind excuses" while Paul Ince calls for the "Rooney Rule".

VIDEO: Could VR help build better cities?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:08
How virtual reality is helping build better cities

In pictures: The lure of gold

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:06
Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

Almaz's story

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:03
Abused and unpaid - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia

Coding for cannabis cash

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:03
The start-ups hoping to transform the marijuana industry

Child abuse report criticises police

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:01
Children in South Yorkshire care homes were left vulnerable to sexual abuse because of police "shortcomings", a report finds.

Why 'boots on the ground'?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:01
Where does this overused phrase come from?