National / International News

Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:36

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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AdBlock reveals browser for Android

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:33
An ad-blocking web browser for smartphones is being developed by Eyeo, the company behind the popular AdBlock Plus plug-in.

US mansion family 'killer' named

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:31
Police in Washington DC name a man they believe held a family and housekeeper hostage in their home before killing them.

Corfu family hope 'lessons learned'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:31
The mother of two children killed on a Thomas Cook holiday in Corfu says she hopes lessons have been learned from their deaths.

Austin bet could net fans £7,905

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:28
A bet on QPR's Charlie Austin to score for England could earns thousands of pounds for Poole Town fans.

Qatar workers' 'pathetic' conditions

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:15
Qatar 2022 World Cup migrant workers speak out

'Rosetta Stone' for prostate cancer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:12
Scientists have unveiled a comprehensive genetic map of advanced prostate cancer, hailing it as the disease's "Rosetta Stone".

VIDEO: Orphaned duck loving office life

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:11
When a duckling was orphaned and found in a neighbour's garden, businessman Austin Hutchinson came to the rescue and now they are inseparable.

McDonald's faces worker protests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:06
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Man jailed for 'brutal' quarry murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:04
A man is jailed for 28 years for murdering a "naive pensioner" whose body was found in a disused quarry.

DNA hints at earlier dog evolution

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 08:02
Swedish researchers say that dogs may have been domesticated much earlier than some studies suggest.

Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:57

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.

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Lawro's predictions v DJ Fresh & Adam F

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:53
Mark Lawrenson takes on drum and bass duo DJ Fresh & Adam F for his predictions for the final day of the Premier League season.

Overnight Contacts Can Help Kids' Sight During Day, But Also Carry Risks

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:52

Ophthalmologists and cornea specialists have raised concerns about the lenses, citing studies and their own experiences treating children and teens who developed eye infections after wearing them.

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Britons reach final qualifying round

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:49
Britons Kyle Edmund and Jo Konta reach the final round of French Open qualifying with straight-sets wins.

Black Sabbath celebrate Ivors win

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:38
Black Sabbath have won a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.

'Fast Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:31

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority, a step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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mSpy admits hacking and data theft

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:27
A company offering software that allows people to spy on others admits it has been hacked and had thousands of customer records leaked online.

Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:18
Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.

Proceeds of crime: Does crime pay?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 07:05
How are the proceeds of crime recovered?

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