National / International News

Sued optician may challenge ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:01
High street optician Optical Express is considering an appeal after a woman was awarded £500,000 damages when laser surgery left her sight damaged.

VIDEO: Is college football to blame for NFL woes?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:46
With American professional football hit by abuse scandals and the behaviour of its athletes under scrutiny, some are wondering if college, and even high school football, might be partly to blame. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.

French driving schools fight red tape

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:36
Red tape frustrates French motoring school

Air traffic fire 'set by employee'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:13
A fire in an air traffic control facility that grounded all flights in and out of Chicago's two major airports was set by an employee, officials say.

Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:28

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." After a talk with the department, the police chief said he would institute a new policy.

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IMF declines new loans to Zimbabwe

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:14
The International Monetary Fund has told the BBC it will not offer Zimbabwe more money because the country is in arrears on repayments of existing loans.

How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:10
Exercising in coat tails and corsets

Blogging her way back to health

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:58
How a disabled woman food-blogged her way back to health

Paraguay sinking: Eight bodies found

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:50
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.

VIDEO: Britain's largest Chinese art exhibition

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:28
The largest exhibition of contemporary art from China and Taiwan to be held in the UK to date is being staged in venues across Manchester.

VIDEO: Why Belgium has seven parliaments

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:24
Belgium and its multiple parliaments

Four charged over £100m cocaine find

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:20
Four British men are charged with drugs offences following the seizure of more than a tonne of cocaine off the Irish coast earlier this week.

Tories plan under-40s homes discount

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:17
Young first-time buyers in England would be offered the chance to buy one of 100,000 new homes at a 20% discount, the Conservatives pledge.

Missing woman image projected

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:10
An image of missing Aberdeen woman Kelli Ferris is to be projected in the city centre more than a fortnight after her disappearance.

Who's afraid of bromine?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:06
But should you really be afraid of this toxic red element?

Shellshock Bug's Impact Could Be Huge, But It's Unclear For Now

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:06

More than 70 percent of the Internet is potentially threatened by a bug named Shellshock. But it may take months to see its impact on users.

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Team-mates defend 'useless' Garcia

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:04
Sergio Garcia's Ryder Cup team-mates defend the Spaniard after his performance in 2008 was criticised by Sir Nick Faldo.

VIDEO: Fallon: 'Long drawn out campaign'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 14:53
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has told the BBC's Newsnight that the UK's air strikes in Iraq were the start of "a long drawn out campaign".

Ex-Teacher At Center Of Rape Sentencing Controversy Gets 10 Years In Jail

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 14:44

Stacey Dean Rambold, 55, had been sentenced to 30 days for having sex with one of his students. The Montana Supreme Court overturned that sentence and a new judge handed down a 10-year sentence.

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Are you deep in debt? What's your escape plan?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 14:40

We want to talk about escape plans. The average US household credit card debt stands at $15,607

What amazing things have you done, or are you planning to do, to get out of debt? Any debt.

Come commiserate, gloat, or just share your story.

Let us know on Twitter or email us, we'd love to hear your ideas.

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