National / International News

VIDEO: Speedboat deaths: Mother's safety plea

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 00:35
A woman whose husband and daughter died in a speedboat accident in Cornwall has urged other boat users to wear a safety "kill cord".

HK votes in unofficial referendum

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 00:32
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are holding an unofficial vote on universal suffrage, with organisers saying 35,000 voted in its first hour.

VIDEO: Raw video shows BBC under Isis attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 00:26
The BBC's Paul Wood was reporting on Kurdish troops in Iraq when the group he was with came under fire from militant fighters.

Obama Moves To Ensure Sick Leave For Gay Couples

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-20 00:09

The Labor Department will be directed to start drafting rules making clear that the Family and Medical Leave Act applies to same-sex couples.

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VIDEO: Ukraine: At scene of unreported battle

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-20 00:08
The fighting between Pro-Russian militias and Ukrainian troops in the east of the country has left a scarred landscape with damaged infrastructure.

Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 23:39

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.

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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 23:38

After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.

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Painting with "keyhole" vision

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 23:29
How an artist who cannot see his own pictures pursues his painting

VIDEO: Could these be the next billionaires?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 22:55
The BBC is taking a look at the next generation of potential billionaires and Samira Hussain has been meeting some young girls who are hoping to make it big in the world of technology.

Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 22:23
The number of people living as refugees worldwide exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two, the UN says.

VIDEO: The schools using Minecraft in lessons

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 22:19
Some schools are encouraging children to play computer games in lessons to help with more traditional subjects like creative writing in English.

Malaysia plane search to move south

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 22:04
The Australian authorities announce that the next phase of the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane will move hundreds of miles south.

VIDEO: War refugee numbers 'highest since WWII'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 21:40
The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced by war or persecution exceeded 50m last year - the highest figure since World War Two.

England 'despair' and US Iraq vow - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 20:43
England's defeat to Uruguay at the World Cup is reflected in Friday's papers, along with a US pledge on action in Iraq.

VIDEO: 'Normal' life continues in Mosul

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 19:57
Jim Muir visits the outskirts of Mosul to find out how people have been coping since it fell to ISIS fighters.

The train track that is the backbone of Britain

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 19:20
What do passengers think about the Scottish referendum?

'Fiasco' over disabled benefits - MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:53
Changes to benefits for sick and disabled people have led to a "fiasco", causing unnecessary distress to thousands of people, MPs warn.

VIDEO: Mountain blasted to build telescope

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:05
The top of a 3,000m-high (10,000ft) mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.

Suarez revels in England retribution

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:02
Uruguay match winner Luis Suarez says the 2-1 World Cup win over England brought him retribution against his critics.

Today at the World Cup: Your at-a-glance guide

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 17:00
Who is playing? How can you watch? Who does our expert think will win? Everything you need on day nine of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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