National / International News

Labour blame result on anti-politics

BBC - 6 hours 52 min ago
Labour's Douglas Alexander says the Rochester and Strood by-election result has sent "strong messages" to all parties and highlighted a sense of "alienation".

Thai martial law to be 'indefinite'

BBC - 6 hours 55 min ago
Thailand's military leaders say they have no plans to remove martial law soon, amid mounting protests and criticism of the junta.

Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets

BBC - 7 hours 26 min ago
American airline Delta replaces its old Boeing planes in a $14bn order for 50 Airbus wide-body jets powered by Rolls Royce engines

Fire at plant released radioactivity

BBC - 7 hours 27 min ago
A fire in part of Dounreay's Prototype Fast Reactor (PFR) facility last month led to an "unauthorised release" of radioactivity.

Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October

BBC - 7 hours 29 min ago
Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.

O'Keefe work sets female art record

BBC - 7 hours 31 min ago
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keefe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

Rifle recovered in police operation

BBC - 7 hours 32 min ago
An assault rifle is recovered and four men arrested during a police operation close to Belfast city centre on Thursday night.

VIDEO: Doll challenges Barbie body shape

BBC - 7 hours 55 min ago
American artist Nickolay Lamm has used crowd-funding to create a rival to the Barbie doll, Lammily, with the slogan "average is beautiful".

100-year-old sees ocean for first time

BBC - 7 hours 59 min ago
Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

NPR News - 8 hours 11 min ago

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

NPR News - 8 hours 12 min ago

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.

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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim Blaming

NPR News - 8 hours 12 min ago

When it comes to raising assault awareness among would-be-victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

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Andy Coulson freed from prison

BBC - 8 hours 14 min ago
Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson is released from prison after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence for conspiracy to hack phones.

Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play Jets In Detroit

NPR News - 8 hours 20 min ago

The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the New York Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night, and the two teams will face off in Detroit.

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Cher cancels remaining tour dates

BBC - 8 hours 24 min ago
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.

Taylor reiterates call for quota

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:47
Players' union chief Gordon Taylor says Premier League clubs should field at least three English players in their starting XIs.

VIDEO: Bike prototype with global interest

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:38
A four-wheeled bike being showcased at the UK Investment Summit is being developed in Swansea with the inventor hoping it will be a "global force"

Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:32
Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:08
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

'Playing at Wembley changed my life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:57
England captain Steph Houghton says playing at Wembley against Germany can change the lives of her team-mates.

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