National / International News

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:29
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:17

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.

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Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:14
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?

VIDEO: Google boss on taking down videos

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:12
Eileen Naughton, the new managing director of Google in the UK, tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival how YouTube has responded to extremist content.

McIlroy off pace in play-offs opener

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:08
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.

What makes Bedford so generous?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:07
What makes Bedford the most generous town in UK?

Women charged with toddler's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:58
The mother of a toddler has appeared in court with her partner charged with murdering the two-year-old boy in Fife.

Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:53
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:49

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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Driver, 81, banned over market crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47
A pensioner who drove his car into a street market injuring 10 people just before Christmas is banned from driving.

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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VIDEO: Gulnara treated 'worse than dog'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:43
The BBC obtains recordings by Gulnara Karimova - the daughter of Uzbekistan's president - in which she claims she needs urgent medical help.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:40
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.

S Africa MPs halt president's speech

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:33
An address to parliament by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is halted by opposition MPs chanting: "Pay back the money."

VIDEO: Ebola survivor 'thrilled to be alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:23
Ebola virus survivor Dr Kent Brantly has described how he is "thrilled to be alive" after contracting the infection while working in Liberia.

Curiosity drill test cut short

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:20
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.

Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:05

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.

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Tapestry shocks Taghrooda at York

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:04
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Tapestry claims a shock victory in the Yorkshire Oaks ahead of previously unbeaten Taghrooda.
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