National / International News

What Makes A Star Starry? Is It Me?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:44

Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.

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Dowsett takes Tour of Britain lead

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:38
England's Alex Dowsett takes the Tour of Britain overall lead after finishing second on the sixth stage.

VIDEO: Voting views from Glasgow mosque

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:35
As the referendum in Scotland draws closer, the BBC's Christian Fraser speaks to some worshippers outside Glasgow Central Mosque, the largest mosque in Scotland.

'Killer' father waives court date

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:23
The US man accused of murdering his five children and dumping their bodies waives his first court appearance.

Kennels blaze kills dozens of dogs

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:21
A blaze that swept through a dogs' home has now claimed the lives of 60 animals, police say.

Solar Flare Could Trigger Auroras Tonight For Northern U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:15

The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.

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Mexican Crackdown Slows Central American Immigration To U.S.

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:07

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.

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VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius: The man and brand

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:01
BBC Sport's Dan Roan takes a look at the career and personality of the six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius.

Malala suspects held - Pakistan army

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 08:00
The militants suspected of the gun attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai in 2012 are arrested, Pakistan's army says.

VIDEO: What makes badgers so endearing?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:54
As protesters continue their efforts to stop a second year of badger culls, what has made the animal so endearing to the public?

The long shadows of war

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:48
How do you commemorate war without glamorising it?

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:48
Sharks kill far more men than women, and other nuggets.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:45
The best features you may have missed

Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:44

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:43
Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of culpable homicide over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but is bailed until sentencing on 13 October.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:41
The week's big numbers visualised

Fresh concern over A&E staffing

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:40
Senior A&E consultants warn NHS Grampian for a second time that Aberdeen staff shortages are at risk of endangering patient safety.

Bard to be translated into Mandarin

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:35
The UK government is donating £1.5m for the first translation of all William Shakespeare's works into Mandarin for audiences in China.

Fan ire as Rangers settle Ahmad case

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:29
A group representing Rangers fans says it is "utterly dismayed" that the club has agreed a settlement with former commercial director Imran Ahmad.

DUP's Ian Paisley dies aged 88

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 07:26
Former first minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley has died and his wife, Eileen, says the family is heartbroken.
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