National / International News

Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:14

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:12

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:11

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Billionaire in NI education grant

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:08
A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for shared education, dementia care and early years learning.

Fiji coup leader awaits poll outcome

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:52
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.

In pictures: Memory of History

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:48
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present

Your Pictures: Photos from Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:26
A selection of your photos from around Wales

WRU lays down law on head injuries

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:10
A "zero tolerance" approach to rugby players with concussion must be adopted, the sport's governing body in Wales says.

Ukraine rebels defiant over new law

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:05
A key Ukrainian rebel leader tells the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east will not sway the demand for independence.

Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:05

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Grim Luhansk wary of Ukraine's shaky truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:38
Ukraine's Luhansk a grim and fearful place

Wales joins final push for votes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:35
On the last day of campaigning before Scotland's independence poll, Welsh politicians join the final push to win over undecided hearts and minds.

VIDEO: Lift-off for new US 'space taxis'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:35
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station.

Bangladesh death sentence commuted

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:25
Bangladesh's Supreme Court commutes Islamist leader Delwar Sayeedi's death sentence for crimes in the 1971 independence war to life imprisonment.

China 'injects $81bn' into top banks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:17
China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.

15% of tobacco sold 'is illegal'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:17
Almost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco some of which contain droppings and dirt.

Ebola vaccine trial begins

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:04
A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus is to begin in Oxford.

Man, 47, in court on murder charge

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:50
A 47-year-old man is charged with the murder a Flintshire woman who was found strangled and with head injuries.

Alcohol abuse 'costs £900m a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:24
Alcohol abuse in Northern Ireland costs taxpayers £900m a year and early intervention services are needed, charities claim.

'Reds back where they once belonged'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 21:20
After five years of "pain", five-time winners Liverpool relish a victorious return to the Champions League.

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