National / International News

VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:50
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.

Hospice and hospital flooded by rain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:42
A hospice is flooded and fire crews have to pump out water from the accident and emergency department of a hospital after torrential rain swept across West Yorkshire on Friday.

Cyclists gear up for 100-mile race

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:31
More than 24,000 cyclists begin to ride 100 miles (160.9km) through London and Surrey at the RideLondon event.

VIDEO: John McAfee in surprise Google rant

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 01:15
Notorious computer security pioneer John McAfee has used a surprise appearance at a hacking conference to warn of threats against "freedom" thanks to privacy issues with technology.

Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:55

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:54

Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:53

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:43
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.

US, UN condemn new Gaza violence

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:15
The US and UN condemn renewed exchanges between Gaza and Israel after a three-day truce ended on Friday, urging both sides to cease fire.

AUDIO: Warsi: I can live with myself

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:15
The former cabinet minister, Baroness Warsi, has accused the government of showing a "lack of support for international justice and accountability" over the situation in Gaza.

UK planes to drop aid in Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 00:02
Britain is to drop emergency aid for those under threat from militants in Iraq to support the US - but rules out military action.

Book of condolence for dead walker

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 23:35
A book of condolence is being opened in Denbigh in memory of pensioner Arthur Jones whose body was found on Crete, six weeks after he went missing.

VIDEO: Stolen grandson found decades on

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 23:27
A music in Argentina teacher has made his first public appearance since finding out he is the grandson of a prominent human rights campaigner.

VIDEO: Superman wants to save the animals

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 23:17
Henry Cavill, who plays Superman in Man of Steel film, becomes an ambassador for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

US strikes in Iraq - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 21:20
The papers concentrate on US air strikes on Islamist militants in Iraq - and there is plenty of conjecture as to what extent Britain might become involved.

US steps up air strikes in Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:40
The US launches a second round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, and confirms the group has taken the country's largest dam.

Republicans pick Cleveland for 2016

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 18:27
The Republican Party chooses Cleveland in the battleground state of Ohio as the site of its 2016 convention, party leaders say.

'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:55
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.

Music lessons can close reading gap

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:51
Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can help disadvantaged children improve their reading skills, US research suggests.

Crowley: 'War on terror' now local

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:41
Obama is reframing "war on terror" in local terms, says PJ Crowley
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