National / International News

India telecoms auction raises $10bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:13
India's mobile phone firms bid almost $10bn in a key auction for the country's second-generation (2G) telecoms licences.

Man killed in Syria 'was jihadist'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:08
A British man whose death in Syria is being investigated by counter-terrorism police was fighting for a jihadi group, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Smartphone skirt to debut on catwalk

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:04
A show at London Fashion Week will debut the world's first skirt made of smartphones.

Scientists recapture Renoir's reds

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:04
Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualisation of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colours faded.

Apple Steps Up The Pressure On 'Conflict Minerals'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 10:01

The maker of the iPhone has announced that its suppliers are no longer using the mineral tantalum sourced from conflict regions. Apple says it is listing all of its smelters and refiners and the status of the minerals they use.

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How bad have these floods been?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:37
The BBC's Anthony Reuben compares some of the figures for the floods in 2000, 2007 and 2014.

Syrian rebel stronghold bombarded

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:35
Syrian government forces have resumed their bombardment of the town of Yabroud, the last rebel stronghold in the Qalamoun mountains, activists say.

Previous hospital incidents reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:21
The health minister says his department will review "serious adverse incidents" in Northern Ireland's hospitals from a number of years before 2013.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:17
MPs discuss a report on cancer priorities for the National Health Service.

Russian Star Plushenko Withdraws From Men's Skating

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:12

Evgeni Plushenko wanted to compete one more time in a bid to win an individual gold before his home fans. But recurring back problems appear to have forced him to pull out of the competition. Plushenko, 31, won a gold medal in 2006 and helped his team win a gold this week.

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The 10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Least

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:08

What sets these bargain markets apart? They tend to have robust competition among hospitals and doctors, allowing insurers to wrangle lower rates. Many of the best deals are to be had in Minnesota, where managed care has long held prices in check.

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'Yes' vote 'means leaving pound'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:07
UK Chancellor George Osborne says a vote for Scottish independence would mean walking away from the pound.

'I'm playing professional rugby when I could be dead'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 09:02
Castleford half-back Brett Seymour on his battle with depression and the night "everything came to a halt"

Will women be the saviours of the High Street?

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:58
Will women be the saviours of the High Street?

'Froch-Groves rivalry a welcome throwback'

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:38
Carl Froch-George Groves II evokes memories of British boxing's golden age of rivalries, says Ben Dirs

Italy PM's rival calls for change

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:28
Matteo Renzi, political rival of Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta, calls for a "new government" and asks his party for its support.

Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:26
Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".

England women's team to go full-time

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:18
The ECB says "significant" pay rises will create England women's first full-time professional cricket team.

Paula Deen Cooks Up $75 Million Deal With Investor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:14

The celebrity cook and restaurant owner lost her Food Network gig and many endorsements last year when her past use of a racial slur was revealed. She has apologized many times. Now, a private equity company has come forward with millions of dollars to restart her business empire.

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Heads plan for new assessment system

BBC - Thu, 2014-02-13 08:11
Head teachers' leaders have outlined what they think schools should do once the national system for measuring pupils' performance is scrapped.

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