National / International News

Large decrease in number of births

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:43
The number of births in England and Wales has fallen by the largest annual amount in nearly 40 years, the Office for National Statistics says.

Fugitive militant arrested in Greece

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:42
One of Greece's most wanted men has been arrested after being wounded in a shootout in central Athens as he allegedly tried to rob a shop.

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:40

The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area of Yamal, a name The Siberian Times says roughly translates as "the end of the world."

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Aids can be 'under control by 2030'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:23
The Aids epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency.

Clark promises continuity on science

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:21
New science minister Greg Clark says his brief is to continue the "excellent work" of his predecessor David Willetts.

MacFarlane 'stole Ted character'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 07:07
A Californian production company is suing Ted creator Seth Macfarlane over claims he stole the idea for his abusive, talking teddy bear.

Sports Direct founder waives bonus

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:55
The founder of sportswear retailer Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has announced that he will not be taking his 2015 bonus, despite winning shareholder approval for the pay deal.

In-form Rose dreaming of Open glory

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:55
Justin Rose says he has won the Open "thousands of times" in his mind as he bids to end England's 22-year wait for a champion.

Four sacked AMs back on front bench

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:48
Four Conservative AMs sacked from the party's front bench at the assembly have been reinstated.

A Dozen People Killed As Typhoon Batters The Philippines

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:43

Mass evacuations helped limit the death toll from Rammasun as it passed through densely populated areas. The government was better prepared following a killer storm last fall.

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VIDEO: 'Movie star promise tempted Tulisa'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:36
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos helped supply cocaine to an undercover reporter after he promised he could help her break into the movie business, a court is told.

Israel warns Gaza ahead of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:34
Israel warns thousands of Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate as it resumes air strikes amid continuing militant rocket fire directed at Israel.

Nepalis Treat This Peace Corps Volunteer Like Justin Bieber

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:26

And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.

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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:05

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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13 arrests after paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:04
More than 339 online paedophiles have been arrested since April 2013 - 13 as part of a new UK-wide operation - says Police Scotland.

VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 06:03
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility).

Seven given life for Egypt assaults

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:56
A court in Egypt sentences seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women in Cairo last month.

Ireland confronts past treatment of unmarried mothers

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:54
Ireland confronts the way unmarried mothers were treated

Hairdresser murderer jailed for life

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:53
A man who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death at the hairdressers in Gloucester where she worked is jailed for life.

New Hampshire Says It Will Now Allow D.C. Residents To Buy Booze

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 05:40

Last week, a group of Washingtonians visiting New Hampshire were told they couldn't buy alcohol because their IDs weren't from a state.

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