National / International News

Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:25

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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The Machine That Tried To Scan The Brain — In 1882

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:24

The inspiration for modern MRI brain scanners was built before World War I began, the Titanic sank, and humans took flight. Now neuroscientists are trying to give its inventor his due credit.

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Fake Cures For AIDS Have A Long And Dreadful History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:22

The latest claim was made in Egypt: Electromagnetism can detect the virus and "the Complete Cure Device" can wipe it out. It's not the first false promise — and probably not the last.

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Councillor 'targeted for 39th time'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 01:17
A DUP councillor in County Tyrone says his property has been attacked for the 39th time, after his car was damaged in an overnight attack.

Heart of Midlothian 2-1 Hibernian

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 00:21
Sam Nicholson's strike and a precise penalty by Prince Buaben earn Hearts an Edinburgh derby win in the Championship.

VIDEO: WW1 Welsh memorial unveiled in Belgium

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-17 00:02
A new memorial has been unveiled in Belgium to commemorate the services of Welsh men and women during World War One.

VIDEO: Scottish Asians' views on referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:51
Laura Bicker meets some members of Scotland's biggest ethnic minority group and hears their views on the independence referendum.

Police complain over Sir Cliff 'leak'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:46
South Yorkshire Police complain to the BBC after the corporation gained details of a search to be carried out at pop star Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Diocese of Truro faces £1m shortfall

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:40
The Anglican Diocese of Truro is facing a shortfall of more than £1m in the next financial year, a bishop says.

VIDEO: Alcohol tax 'should fund rehab'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:36
Taxes on alcohol sold in shops should be increased to pay for rehabilitation services, according to the Centre for Social Justice.

Scottish theatres lukewarm over referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:31
Scottish independence question plays out on stage

Care homes face new nurses 'crisis'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 23:15
Urgent action is needed to attract more nurses into Wales' independent care sector so it can relieve pressure on hospital bed use, says a campaigner.

Protesters And Police Clash In Ferguson, Mo.

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-16 22:42

One person was shot and seven arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen was fatally shot last week by a white police officer.

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Reluctant hero: How Bob Paisley began a revolution

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 22:35
Forty years on from Bob Paisley's first game as Liverpool boss, BBC Sport looks back at the career of one of the game's greats.

VIDEO: Kenya to deny entry to Ebola states

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 22:34
Kenyan officials say the country is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Middle East policy under scrutiny - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:20
Islamic extremism, problem families, energy bills and dentistry standards are among the wide-ranging topics covered in the papers.

VIDEO: Is Cooly the best mascot ever?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 21:19
Meet Cooly, the mascot at the European Athletics Championships who has been delighting the crowds with his antics, including pole vaulting and hurdling.

VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 20:11
A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.

'New massacres' in Iraq and Syria

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:54
Islamic State militants are accused of massacring hundreds of people in areas under their control in northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

UN peacekeepers die in Mali attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 17:21
Two UN peacekeepers are killed and seven injured in a suicide attack on a UN patrol base in northern Mali.
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