National / International News

The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:29

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:26
The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.

Rinehart loses family trust battle

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:26
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.

Barman guilty over 56-shot death

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:20
A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.

VIDEO: US army sent live anthrax to labs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 23:14
Defence officials in the US say the military has mistakenly sent samples of live anthrax to research laboratories in America and South Korea.

Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:57
Talented East End boxer Kevin Mitchell who "lived like a monk" before booze derailed his career has another shot at a world title.

UK car production falls in April

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:56
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.

VIDEO: UK 'colluded with NI paramilitaries'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:51
A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed UK authorities were working in collusion with paramilitaries during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:47
Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling, Man City lead Pogba chase, Ancelotti keen to manage Liverpool, plus more.

Burnt China care home 'poorly built'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:26
China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.

India state lifts 'draconian' law

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 22:03
The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.

History of Royal County Down

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:36
Royal County Down, the host course of this year's Irish Open cost only £4 to create.

No police action in hospital probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:28
No-one will be prosecuted after a police investigation into patient care at a hospital's mental health ward, BBC Wales understands.

Medical school cuts plan 'absurd'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:25
Claims that patients and the NHS will suffer from 'absurd' plans to cut 63 medical academics are denied by the dean of Wales' biggest medical school.

Mortgage lending fell in early 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:22
The number of people in Northern Ireland taking out a mortgage fell in the first quarter of 2015, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Lough sand-dredging 'must stop'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:21
Companies taking sand from the bed of Lough Neagh are told to stop or face prosecution.

Golden State Beats Houston, Will Face Cleveland For NBA Title

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:02

The Warriors return to the Finals for the first time in 40 years with a convincing 104-90 victory over the Rockets.

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Methodist Church apologises for abuse

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 21:00
The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.

Did UK state collude with NI killers?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:13
Did the state collude with NI killers?

VIDEO: Macau's casinos gamble on growth

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 20:11
Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.