National / International News

Can The Agent Orange Act Help Veterans Exposed To Mustard Gas?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 01:02

Just like World War II vets who were exposed to mustard gas during secret chemical testing, Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange had trouble obtaining VA benefits — until they got the law changed.

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Dixons Carphone hails 'terrific' year

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:58
Dixons Carphone reports a 21% jump in profits in its first full-year results since the merger that created the mobile phone and electrical goods retailer.

First knife crime rise in four years

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:55
Knife crime across England and Wales has risen for the first time in four years, official figures show.

Darth Vader leads Halloween funeral

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:54
Star Wars' baddie Darth Vader has the last word as he presides over a Halloween-themed fancy dress funeral in Bedfordshire.

VIDEO: Do electric cars suit everyday use?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:53
The technology in electric cars has been around for a few years, but concerns about range and price prevented many people from taking them seriously, John Maguire took one for a spin.

Blast pair died from 'fire and fumes'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:42
Two men killed in an explosion at a factory died from the "effects of fire and inhalation of fumes of combustion", post-mortem examinations find.

Your pictures: Hidden

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:35
Readers' photographs on the theme of hidden.

Is It Possible To Let More People Out Of Prison, And Keep Crime Down?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:33

California is trying to do just that, though police and advocates for ex-offenders are at odds over whether it will work. The debate is playing out as President Obama is calling for nationwide reform.

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VIDEO: Ovation for Jenner at awards event

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:24
Caitlyn Jenner highlights the importance of "accepting people for who they are" in her acceptance speech at an awards show in the US.

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhall learns to box for new film

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:22
The BBC's Charlie Stayt talked to actor Jake Gyllenhall about his new film Southpaw.

VIDEO: Google Translate given grammar boost

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:09
Neural networks are set to give Google Translate a better understanding of languages

Police call centre absences revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:05
The police call centre which took the message about the car which crashed off the M9 had a 10% absence rate around a month before the incident, it emerges.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 23:51
Man Utd in for Benteke, Ramos and Cavani, Spurs in talks over Soldado sale, Wilshere wants Wenger talks, plus more.

VIDEO: 'Support cut' for breastfeeding mums

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 23:07
The Victoria Derbyshire programme meets a group of mothers in south London who are campaigning to keep specialist midwives at their community breastfeeding clinics or "milk spots".

Supermarket pricing 'confusing'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:57
The competition regulator has found evidence supermarkets are misleading customers with confusing pricing promotions.

Depp's wife charged over dog debacle

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:44
Amber Heard, the actress wife of Johnny Depp, has been charged with illegally smuggling the couple's dogs into Australia.

Japan lawmakers pass military bills

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:41
The lower house of Japan's parliament has passed two controversial bills that change the country's security laws, despite public opposition.

Ofcom seeks view on break-up of BT

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:28
Communications regulator Ofcom has opened a consultation into whether parts of BT Group should be split off from the company.

VIDEO: More poor children in working families

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:13
The proportion of poor children whose parents work has risen, a report on living standards has concluded.

50 fire-fighters tackle Derry blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-15 22:07
About 50 firefighters are dealing with a blaze at a Poundstretcher store in Londonderry.