National / International News

US man charged with supporting IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:32
A man from Rochester, New York has been charged with trying to recruit people to join Islamic State and to shoot people in the US, say prosecutors.

Chin strap turns chewing into power

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:27
Engineers build a chin strap that harnesses the energy produced by jaw movements, and could one day power hearing aids or bluetooth earpieces.

UN brokers Gaza reconstruction deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 17:09
The UN brokers a deal on rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving roles to the Palestinian Authority and private sector, its top Mid-East envoy says.

'I loved/loathed my 1960s high-rise block'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:52
'Why I loved/loathed my 1960s tower block'

Referendum campaigns make final push

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:36
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.

VIDEO: The man behind Alibaba: Jack Ma

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:36
Who is the man behind Alibaba, the e-commerce giant that is about to launch a record listing on the New York stock market?

US waists 'grow an inch in a decade'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:29
Girths are continuing to expand in the US, despite obesity appearing to be reaching a plateau, data suggests.

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:21
Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Files reveal WW2 secret 'Agent Fifi'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
World War Two records reveal the existence of a glamorous female secret agent whose job was to see if other agents could keep their mouths shut.

VIDEO: Examining a rare colossal squid

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:18
Scientists have had the extremely rare chance to examine an intact colossal squid after it was accidentally caught in the Antarctic, as Mauricio Olmedo-Perez reports

Richard III death injuries revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 16:05
King Richard III was likely to have been killed by two blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to new research.

VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:30
Keeping the sound of Spain's clacking castanets alive

The PoW who built a $180m business

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:28
The US prisoner of war who built a $180m company

Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:25
Five bugs that lurk in changing rooms

VIDEO: Mexico's earthquake 'moles'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:21
The aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake saw the founding of the elite rescue group Los Topos or 'The Moles'

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:19
Why Lord of the Flies holds true 60 years on

The freedivers who swim with whales

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:16
The freedivers risking their lives to swim with whales

How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:11
How do jobs fit into the referendum debate?

Odile storm moves up Mexico coast

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:07
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Chief executives face pay overhaul

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 15:06
Bosses of UK listed companies could see their pay packages overhauled under new rules from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

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