National / International News

Vitamin C 'keeps cancer at bay'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:50
High doses of vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy, according to new research.

Mexico vigilantes enter cartel city

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:50
Mexican vigilantes in Michoacan state enter a city stronghold of the Knights Templar drugs cartel, a month after beginning their offensive.

Prince on hunt before wildlife plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:39
Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.

Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:25
Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.

Secret of Silicon Valley's success

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:52
Why Silicon Valley's start-ups changed the world

Exotic Disease Detectives

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:50
The work of the exotic disease detectives

US children learn 'lockdown drill'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:49
Laura Trevelyan describes what pupils in New York are taught to do in the event of their school being attacked.

N Korean ship 'free to leave' Panama

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:41
The Panama Canal Authority says a North Korean cargo ship seized in July carrying Cuban weapons is free to go after Pyongyang paid a huge fine.

Surviving storms on Cornwall's coast

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:24
Surviving storms on Cornwall's coast

'Economy matters most' in referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:18
The economy is the issue that matters most to voters taking part in the independence referendum, a poll carried out for the BBC suggests.

VIDEO: Tattoo boom brings potential dangers

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:09
With the boom in tattoo parlour across Britain how aware are the public of the dangers of getting a tattoo and should more be done to clean up the industry?

Film renews interest in fishing song

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:08
The song that links Great Yarmouth with New York

Village remembered amid runway plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:06
Remembering the community that made way for Gatwick Airport

VIDEO: Can we erase memories entirely?

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:06
Scientists may have found a way to erase specific memories, by using electroconvulsive therapy.

Clint Eastwood saves choking man

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 15:55
Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is credited with saving the life of a golf tournament director who was choking on cheese at a reception in California.

Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption And Redemption

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:17

Luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag. He and fellow Indian athletes are officially "stateless" at the games.

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Ireland's brutal hymn to simplicity

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:00
Ireland gave Wales a good kicking, but there can be a certain majesty in a simple job done well, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs

Tennessee Weighs The Cost Of A Free College Education

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-08 14:00

Tennessee's governor has proposed to pay community college tuition for anyone who needs it. The plan is intended to help boost higher education completion rates for the state, which ranks near the bottom nationwide.

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VIDEO: Two killed in Alps train derailment

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:48
Two people were killed when a falling boulder derailed a tourist train in the southern French Alps, local officials and firefighters have confirmed.

VIDEO: Battle to save giraffe in Denmark

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 13:47
Animal rights campaigners in Denmark have spoken out against plans to destroy a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo.

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