National / International News

Appeals to spare Bali death row pair

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:48
Australia appeals again to Indonesia to spare Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, due to be executed in Bali for drug crimes.

Archive to record every tower block

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:34
Images of every tower block built in the UK are to be catalogued in a fully searchable digital archive described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.

Borders Railway track laying complete

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:33
A new rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh reaches a major milestone as track-laying is completed.

Scottish councils to set budgets

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:33
Most of Scotland's councils are due to set their budgets for the coming year, with councillors facing tough decisions on local spending as they seek to balance their books.

My golf is unacceptable - Woods

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:25
Tiger Woods says he is needs "a lot of work" on his game and he will not return until he is "tournament ready".

'Toxic' tax and 'dodgy' PM - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:21
The row over claims of tax evasion at HSBC's Swiss bank, and Labour leader Ed Miliband's labelling of David Cameron as a "dodgy" prime minister, lead several papers.

Romania's communist history tours

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:21
The Romanian entrepreneurs making money from communism

The town where wages are soaring

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:17
The English town where wages have soared by 16% in a year

VIDEO: Do dogs know a happy face?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:16
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.

Chelsea 'trying to influence refs'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:14
Everton boss Roberto Martinez accuses Chelsea's players of trying to sway the referee during a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

The futures facing Greece

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:11
As Greece settles into negotiations over its future in the eurozone, we lay out the various futures facing the country.

VIDEO: Ikea flat-pack furniture: The game

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:04
How furniture assembly was turned into a game

After Plenty Of Starts And Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Its Million-Mile Journey

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:02

The satellite is expected to stream back images of Earth on a daily basis. The idea was first proposed by Al Gore back in 1998.

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Oliveira hopes Pistorius races again

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 15:00
Paralympic sprint champion Alan Oliveira wants Oscar Pistorius to resume racing when the South African is released from prison.

China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:59
The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.

Greece hopeful for Eurozone deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:50
There is hope for a deal on Greek debt with the Eurozone by next Monday after "very good discussions", says Greece's finance minister.

VIDEO: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:45
An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a weather satellite successfully launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on its third attempt.

'Space weather' mission launches

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:43
The Deep Space Climate Observatory launches from Florida on a mission to monitor both the Sun and the Earth.

VIDEO: US student killings spark controversy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:30
The killing of three Muslim students in North Carolina has prompted anger in their community, and online.

Human Rights Watch Documents Mass Rapes In Darfur

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 14:19

In one town, the organization found, Sudanese army forces raped more than 200 women and girls. The government of Sudan has denied that its forces are raping civilians.

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