National / International News

Endangered eels die in power trap

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:20
Hundreds of thousands of critically endangered eels die in a trap that was supposed to help their migration past a dam into Lough Erne.

Gay worker awarded £45k over abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:16
A sacked Belfast docker who faced homophobic abuse at work is awarded £45,000 by an industrial tribunal.

How patients might design a psychiatric hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 19:59
The 21st Century version of the padded cell

Suspect killed in China bus blaze

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 19:42
A man who died in a bus fire in southwest China that injured 77 people is thought to have started the blaze, authorities say.

Charges in Quebec train explosion

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:29
Three workers and a railway line will be charged with negligence in the explosion that killed 47 people in a Quebec town last year, authorities say.

VIDEO: Were you in the class of '79?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:23
Seeking young Scots who spoke to the BBC about the vote

The grief equation

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:19
Can you put the tragedy in your life to good use?

Will Poles influence UK elections?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:00
What impact will Poles who live in the UK have on election day?

Cannes 2014: The British are coming

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:53
The Brits making their way to Cannes

Centre to improve asthma treatment

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:49
A new multi-million pound centre which aims to develop better treatments for people with asthma is to be based in Edinburgh.

The Black Keys: When fans attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:48
The Black Keys on their craziest ever show

Living wage call for contracts bill

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:47
A fresh attempt to make payment of the living wage a condition of all public sector contracts in Scotland will be made later.

Diplomats to draft Iran nuclear deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:41
Six world powers and Iran are to begin drafting a deal that aims to provide a comprehensive solution to the country's nuclear issue.

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:31
Drinking red wine may not be as good for you as hoped, say scientists who have studied the drink's ingredient that is purported to confer good health.

Same-sex couples wed in Arkansas

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:25
The first same-sex couples marry in the US state of Arkansas, after a judge last week threw out a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

VIDEO: Why China's slowdown may be good news

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:31
It is a common perception that slowing demand from China is bad news for the rest of the world - one commentator says it could also bring good news.

Nigeria rejects captive girls 'swap'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:26
Nigeria insists it will not agree to a swap deal with militants holding dozens of schoolgirls, after an official said all options were available.

Tony Blackburn gets lifetime honour

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 16:17
DJ Tony Blackburn receives a lifetime achievement honour from the Radio Academy, marking 50 years on air, while BBC Radio 2 is named station of the year.

Set up Afghanistan war inquiry - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:46
MPs urge the UK government to set up an inquiry into "lessons learned" after British troops leave Afghanistan later this year.

Donald Sterling Says He Isn't A Racist. Is Anyone?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-12 15:39

The owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, who is in trouble for comments he made about black people, told CNN that he's not a racist. Who, if anyone, might qualify?

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