National / International News

Is there a cure for Ebola?

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:22
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar answers your questions on Ebola.

Banned doctor treated 3,000 patients

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:18
A banned doctor who stole another doctor's identity and treated 3,000 patients is jailed.

FBI probe into police custody death

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:12
The FBI launches an investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell, apparently due to a suicide.

Google adds instant $50bn to value

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 08:07
Google's market value jumps more than $50bn within minutes of the start of Wall Street trading as the tech giant's share price hits an all time high.

VIDEO: Floods 'swept cars along' in Alyth

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:58
Heavy rain swept cars through the town of Alyth, in Perthshire, after the river burst its banks.

Froome finishes sixth to maintain gap

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:56
Chris Froome finishes sixth on stage 13 of the Tour de France to hold on to the lead as Greg van Avermaet takes victory.

NHS negligence claims bill tops £1bn

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:55
The NHS in England paid out over £1.1bn for negligence claims in 2014/2015, new figures show.

Firefighter 'frozen sausage attack'

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:55
A firefighter in Essex was indecently assaulted with a frozen sausage by his colleagues, a court has been told.

Eid al-Fitr celebrated across Africa

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:50
Muslims across Africa are celebrating Eid al-Fitr at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Review of Freedom of Information laws

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:47
A review of FOI laws is launched amid concerns "sensitive information" is not being protected - but campaigners say ministers just want to hide "bad decisions".

Now On The National Stage, Scott Walker Is Still A Guy From Delavan

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:44

As he seeks the presidency, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker can claim a connection to three different battleground states, but it's in Wisconsin where he got the political bug.

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Spectre world premiere on 26 October

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:37
Spectre, the next James Bond film, will have its world premiere on the same day as its release across the UK and Ireland on 26 October, Sony Pictures announces.

The guilty thrill of reading other people's mail

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:34
The guilty thrill of reading other people's mail

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:34
Why there are no female Minions, and more news nuggets

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:33
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Stop Picking On No Child Left Behind (Says One Of Its Parents)

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:33

The Senate may have voted to replace NCLB, but one of the old law's chief architects argues much of it should stay just the way it is.

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What Hats Tell Us About American Men

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:23

A brief and incomplete study of men's hats in American history — and what they reveal.

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Mocked And Maligned, Japan Spikes Plan For $2 Billion Olympic Stadium

NPR News - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:22

Its cost had swollen; its design sparked an unflattering meme. And now Japan's prime minister is telling Tokyo organizers to start over with their plan for a centerpiece stadium.

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Royal Mail down on Ofcom review

BBC - Fri, 2015-07-17 07:09
Shares in Royal Mail fall on Friday as Ofcom confirms the scope of a "fundamental review" into the company's operations.