National / International News

Who's who: Tory women tipped for promotion

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:45
Who's who of the female Tory MPs tipped for promotion

Underwater Meadows Might Serve As Antacid For Acid Seas

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:37

Marine biologists worry that certain species won't survive the shifts in sea acidity that climate change brings. But research on sea grasses along California's coast suggest marine preserves can help.

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Rocket attack on Libya airport

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:36
Libya's main airport in Tripoli is hit by a new rocket attack, as the government considers seeking security help from international forces.

Oscar Pistorius in nightclub row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:33
South African athlete and murder accused Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a nightclub at the weekend, his spokesperson confirms.

Poulter OK for Open after injury scare

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:05
Ian Poulter says he will play in the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool despite injuring a wrist last week.

AUDIO: Ken Clarke: Why I quit the cabinet

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 01:03
Ken Clarke tells the Today programme's Justin Webb why he stepped down from his role in the cabinet as part of David Cameron's reshuffle.

Author Nadine Gordimer dies at 90

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:54
South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer dies in Johannesburg aged 90.

VIDEO: Carney at Treasury Select Committee

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:53
Treasury Select Committee hearing into the June Financial Stability Report, when the Bank of England introduced limited measures to control growth in house prices.

Councillors late paying council tax

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:50
Councillors in Derbyshire have been late paying their council tax, a Freedom of Information request finds.

VIDEO: Germany's World Cup victory parade

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:50
World Cup champions Germany have returned home for a victory parade through the streets of Berlin.

How can England find the new Swann?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:49
Ex-England spin bowlers Graeme Swann, Phil Tufnell, Vic Marks and Peter Such on how to resolve England's current spinning issues.

Mental strength is the key at the Open - McDowell

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:37
BBC Sport columnist Graeme McDowell admits he was caught up in all the hype the last time the Open was staged at Hoylake.

Do friends have similar genomes?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:29
A study from US researchers suggests that friends are more genetically similar than strangers - to the same degree as fourth cousins.

Hague quits as foreign secretary

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:21
Downing Street says William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary, as part of a cabinet reshuffle which also sees Ken Clarke leave the cabinet.

VIDEO: Chewbacca costume? It's Comic Con time

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 00:07
The UK's Comic Con fans have been enjoying a weekend of activities from their favourite stars from TV, Film and Comics at the annual Sci-fi convention

Israeli-Gaza Conflict Squeezes Palestinian Leader On All Sides

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:36

The recent violence has increased stress and exposed rifts among Palestinians. Nearly everything Mahmoud Abbas does angers either moderates or hard-liners, making his position almost untenable.

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:32

Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.

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Leased Solar Panels Can Cast A Shadow Over A Home's Value

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:31

Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.

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When Work Becomes A Haven From Stress At Home

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:30

Moms who worked full time reported significantly better physical and mental health than moms who worked part time, research involving more than 2,500 mothers found.

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World Cup winner Tindall retires

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 23:12
Former England centre Mike Tindall becomes the final member of the team that won the 2003 World Cup to retire.

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