National / International News

Hezbollah vows to fight on in Syria

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 18:42
The leader of Lebanon's Shia Hezbollah movement says his members will continue to fight alongside government forces in Syria's civil war.

S Korea firms fined over data theft

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 18:14
South Korean regulators have punished three credit card companies for their role in the country's largest-ever theft of financial data last month.

VIDEO: Gay ex-player: NFL 'out of dark ages'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:30
Gay ex-NFL player says Michael Sam will be accepted

Guns, flared trousers and same-sex kisses

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:21
Guns and same-sex kisses - life in an Arab country in the 1960s

Kenya's battle to end 'sex for fish' trade

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:16
Kenya's battle to end an old trade on Lake Victoria

The medicine in our minds

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:08
Why do placebos often seem to work for people?

VIDEO: Tinie on Prince William high-five

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:04
Rapper Tinie Tempah tells the BBC's Lizo Mzimba it "felt great" to high-five Prince William at the 2014 Bafta ceremony.

The beauty of the UK's loneliest bus stops

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 17:04
The Magazine recently visited an isolated, slate-roofed shelter in rural Cumbria - asking whether it was the UK's loneliest bus stop. A number of readers suggested otherwise.

VIDEO: Bafta ceremony in two minutes

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:39
The BBC takes a look at key moments of the 2014 Bafta ceremony in two minutes.

Bath announce Sam Burgess signing

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:27
Bath announce England rugby league forward Sam Burgess will join them on a three-year contract in October.

Employment growth rate 'to slow'

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:26
Recent fast growth in employment is likely to slow in the coming months, says the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

VIDEO: Nylon stockings turn 75

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:15
Nylon stockings, which changed the fashion world forever, started commercial production 75 years ago.

Jobs rise shows 'improving' economy

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:04
New reports suggest an improving Scottish economy as permanent job vacancies increase and business confidence reaches a "record high".

New GM potatoes can resist blight

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:03
British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable's biggest threat - blight.

Sewer was blocked by large Pooh

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:03
A Winnie the Pooh teddy bear, a bike, a fax machine, jeans and a snake were among a host of bizarre items found in Scottish sewers.

Hope for Scots homeopathic hospital

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:01
Scotland's only homeopathic hospital may be about to become the country's first dedicated centre for chronic pain, the BBC understands.

The Origin (And Hot Stank) Of The 'Chitlin' Circuit'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-02-16 16:00

This network of performance venues — nightclubs, bars, juke joints and theaters — formed during Jim Crow because black performers in the U.S. didn't have access to white-owned clubs. But what did chitlins have to do with it?

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Five-year-olds to study video games

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 15:57
The game for five-year-olds and other Seattle start-ups

Data stolen in Kickstarter hack

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 15:29
Popular online crowdfunding website Kickstarter is hacked, but no credit card data was accessed, says its chief executive.

Two 17-year-olds charged with murder

BBC - Sun, 2014-02-16 15:10
Two teenagers are charged with the murdering a man who was stabbed in a west London street.

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