National / International News

Giant beach art that's gone in a day

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 20:23
Sand's the canvas for one artist and his rake

The rebirth of canned beer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 20:08
Craft brewers are trying to do for canned beer what New World winemakers did for screwcaps.

VIDEO: Jon Stewart's directorial debut

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:45
Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at the Toronto Film Festival with a film about about a journalist imprisoned in Iran

As Visible Villain, Islamic State Alters U.S. Political Calculus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:43

For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president has a symbolic figure to rail against — one potent enough to rally the country around.

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Ferguson road block protest stopped

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:38
Police in Ferguson, Missouri stop protesters from blocking a nearby highway amid anger over the shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

The speech Obama hoped to avoid

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 19:27
The speech Obama hoped to avoid

Stalking prosecutions at record high

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:52
A record number of people were charged with stalking-related offences in England and Wales last year after the introduction of new laws.

UK proton beam centres open in 2018

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:39
Proton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm.

Concussion 'breathalyser' proposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:30
Scientists in Birmingham are trialling new medical tests that lead to rapid, pitchside diagnosis of concussion in sport.

Call for lung cancer screening in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 18:10
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.

Blood group 'link to memory loss'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:46
US research suggests there may be a link between a rare blood type and memory problems in later life.

Downton Abbey: The secrets of series five

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:38
Secrets of the costume juggernaut

Tumour 'diagnosis' for Rob Ford

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:23
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumour after suffering months of abdominal pain.

Consumers driving 'shock' tree loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:17
Around five football fields of tropical forest have been illegally cleared every minute between 2000 and 2012 according to a new report.

The city run by hackers

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:16
What happens when a whole city is hacked?

Amazon destruction increases again

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 16:09
New figures show destruction of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has risen again, with more than almost 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) being cleared.

'Signs of recovery' in ozone layer

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:49
The ozone layer around the earth is showing its first sign of thickening after years of steady depletion, a UN team says.

Ayre ways boost Liverpool sales

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:48
How Liverpool FC’s attention to detail pays off

Lesser-known things about being deafblind

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:46
How do people who are deaf and blind communicate?

What about Scottish sport?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 15:29
What might happen to Scottish sport after a "Yes" and a "No" vote
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