National / International News

What the stars see on the red carpet

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 16:19
Take a trip down the Oscars' red carpet

Bank apps to use fingerprint tech

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 16:13
RBS and NatWest are the first banks to let customers access accounts on smartphones using only fingerprints, but security concerns have been voiced.

Everest climbing route to be changed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 16:12
The route used by mountaineers to scale Mount Everest is to be changed for 2015, following last year's avalanche that killed 16.

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 16:00
Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Is the Nato military alliance broken?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:59
As the Baltic states look on uneasily at Ukraine’s latest fragile ceasefire, what has the conflict revealed about the West’s military alliance Nato?

Viewpoint: Denmark prepared for attack but nowhere is safe

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:53
Denmark has long prepared for a possible attack but the Copenhagen shootings still came as a shock, says former security chief Hans Jorgen Bonnichsen.

Japan Post to buy Australia's Toll

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:49
Government owned Japan Post will buy Australia's largest freight and logistics firm Toll Holdings for $5.1bn (£3.3bn), the companies said.

VIDEO: Photographing women and war

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:48
The war photographer who goes where others can't

Top bosses on how to get things done

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:40
Top bosses share their secrets on how to get things done

Family conflict link to homelessness

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:30
Too many children in Scotland are becoming homeless because of arguments at home, the Edinburgh Cyrenians charity claims.

VIDEO: Marathon runner crawls to finish line

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:29
A Kenyan marathon runner has crawled to the finish line after collapsing 50 metres from the end of the race in Austin, Texas.

Energy firms' market power probed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:28
Energy suppliers are routinely charging their long-term customers higher prices, an update on early evidence from a competition probe suggests.

Scots hospitals to ban e-cigarettes

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:28
Patients and visitors are to be banned from using electronic cigarettes in hospital grounds across Scotland within weeks.

Mexico tackles pipeline fuel thefts

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:21
Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex announces it will stop shipping ready-to-use petrol and diesel through its pipelines as fuel thefts soar.

Joe Biden Gets A Bit Too Close To New Secretary Of Defense's Wife

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:19

After swearing in Ash Carter as Defense Secretary, Vice President Biden pulled Stephanie Carter close and then whispered something in her ear. It was, um, awkward.

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Five things we learned from Chelsea's draw at PSG

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:16
Classy Courtois, big-game Ivanovic and the PSG star who got away from Man Utd.

VIDEO: Can this light make you high?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:11
Can this beam create a state of incredible relaxation?

VIDEO: How art can help mental health?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:11
Psychiatric hospital's art archives opened up

Watchdog clears 'booking' travel ad

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:10
A travel advert that used the word "booking" as an apparent substitute for an expletive is cleared by a watchdog after 2,300 complaints.

Limpet teeth set new strength record

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 15:07
Engineers find that limpets' tiny teeth are made of the strongest biological material ever tested.