National / International News

4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 17:01

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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Haiti 'back on democratic path'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:51
Haiti installs a Provisional Electoral Council to organise long-delayed elections - after weeks of protests and political uncertainty.

Senior army roles likely to be cut

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:40
The number of senior British army officers is likely to be cut as part of an overhaul of its command structure.

Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:22
As Afghan MPs vote on a new cabinet to end months of uncertainty, Daud Qarizadah asks why it's been such a tortuous process and whether it's the end of the story.

Emoji portraits: the man making art out of symbols

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 16:02
Meet the artist who works in symbols

Little public appetite for electoral fray

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
The coming election campaign is likely to be closely fought and bad-tempered, says Rob Watson - but will the electorate be engaged?

Algae-hit loch set for swimming area

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:59
An open water swimming area is to be created in Strathclyde Loch, after local officials announced measures to tackle toxic algae.

Murphy pledges to block fracking

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:55
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says he would use new powers to block onshore fracking if he was to be elected first minister.

VIDEO: Will celebrity kill page three?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:44
Will Gompertz asks if it will it be our fascination with celebrity that finally brings an end to the page 3 pin-up?

Rat-eradication mission sets sail

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:41
Eradicating rats from South Georgia to reclaim it for seabirds

Two men, one robot, many questions

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:38
Two men, one robot, many questions in new film Ex Machina

VIDEO: Body clocks and blindness

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:35
Our eyes are key to resetting our body clocks. So what happens to people who can't see anything at all?

Are Staffies a question of class?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:35
Why are Staffies seen by some as a 'chav dog'?

The sheikh who listened to Nazi radio

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:25
The Gulf ruler who played Nazi broadcasts at full volume

Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:19
The hazards of drowning in too much stuff

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:17

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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VIDEO: Winstone giving soldiers a voice

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:15
Former solders take to the stage

Post-traumatic stress 'in 1300BC'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:09
Evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder can be traced back to 1300BC - much earlier than previously thought - say researchers.

'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:04

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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New video aims to boost GP numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 15:03
A national recruitment video to encourage medical students to choose general practice as a career is launched by the Royal College of GPs.