National / International News

SQA calms 'impossible' exam fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
Scotland's exams body seeks to calm fears that pupils will be disadvantaged by a Higher maths paper which candidates claim was impossible.

AUDIO: Cotton broadcasts last Radio 1 show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:52
DJ Fearne Cotton has broadcast her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the station, and six at the helm of the mid-morning show.

Trans player claims discrimination

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:48
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia is accused of discriminating against a transgender man.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Nepal survivors face uncertain future

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:38
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:37
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:32
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.

Islamic State Reportedly Seizes Last Syria-Iraq Border Crossing

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:04

The checkpoint at al-Tanf, known as al-Waleed in Iraq, has been seized, according to a British-based monitoring group that says ISIS fighters now control half of Syria.

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An Irreplaceable Replacement, This Sub Gets The Job Done

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:03

Josephine Brewington, from Indiana, is the 2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year.

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'F1 needs to bring back fear factor'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 04:00
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:51
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:49
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:36

A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

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UK sells off unused net addresses

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:33
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:28
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:23
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

VIDEO: Bomb 'will be detonated elsewhere'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:18
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.

'I thought I was going to die'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.

Why Iraq bomber was convicted in UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-22 03:16
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?