National / International News

White House To Release Secret Memo On Drone Strikes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:36

The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.

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The story of how a tiny, 'annoying' coin was abolished

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:33
How an 'annoying' coin was abolished

Viewpoints: What priorities for EU?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:31
Campaigning MEPs explain their EU priorities

Writers need 'a junkyard of the mind'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:29
The significance of the notebook to a writer

The invisible killer threatening birds

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:24
Why windows can be deadly for migrating birds

Child maintenance 'agree or pay' call

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 16:02
A letter is being sent out to single parents in England, Scotland and Wales urging them to agree child maintenance amicably or face charges.

Federal Court Stays Execution Of Missouri Inmate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:43

The appeals court granted a stay hours before Russell Bucklew was scheduled for lethal injection.

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'Dump CO2 in empty UK gas fields'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:29
The UK's exhausted oil and gas fields in the North Sea could be transformed into a lucrative dump for Europe's CO2 emissions, MPs say.

Can you keep a Secret?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:26
Whispers, secrets and the return of web anonymity

Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania's Gay-Marriage Ban

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:25

The ruling is the latest in a growing cascade of federal and state court decisions declaring a right to marry for gay couples.

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World's first gaming mag may close

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:24
Computer and Video Games, which in 1981 was the world's first magazine dedicated to gaming, is facing closure.

Catching up with the class of '79

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:23
How you helped trace the children who talked politics

Fashion sales boost for high streets

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:22
Fashion retailers were the star performers on the high streets last month as overall sales and footfall edged up, a report finds.

Strike ballot at Dundee University

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:21
Staff at Dundee University announce a ballot over strike action against potential job losses, with 120 posts threatened.

US 'in denial' over poor maths

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:18
US in 'denial' over world maths standards

VIDEO: The Loo Lady: Walking tours of London's toilets

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:06
Rachel Erickson run Loo Tours, showing tourists round London's toilets and toilet history.

Why it pays to complain via Twitter

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:02
Why it pays to complain via Twitter

Brain research 'needs new strategy'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:01
Animal models for Alzheimer's research are outdated and a more human-based approach is needed, say animal welfare groups.

French embarrassment over rail error

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-20 15:00
The French train operator SNCF has discovered that 2,000 new trains it ordered at a cost of 15bn euros are too wide for many regional platforms.

Balkan Floods Expose Deadly Mines From 1990s Civil War

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-20 14:58

The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Center says a decade of work to reduce the danger from land mines has been washed away by the rising waters.

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