National / International News

CPS grants Lord Janner review

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 10:06
A group of people who claim ex-Labour MP Lord Janner sexually abused them have been granted a review of the decision not to prosecute him, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Bistro In Vitro: A Virtual Playground To Ponder The Future Of Meat

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:56

Dutch artist Koert van Mensvoort has created a virtual restaurant to help us imagine a future when alluring beef, poultry and fish dishes can be concocted with in vitro techniques.

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Becomes First EU Leader To Marry Same-Sex Partner

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:53

Iceland's Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir married her partner five years ago, but Xavier Bettel is the first leader to do so in the European Union.

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Bodies recovered from Colombian mine

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:51
Rescue workers recover the bodies of six Colombian gold miners who were trapped underground when their mine collapsed as a result of flooding.

Road could cost Newport docks £30m

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:50
The controversial M4 relief road could cost Newport docks £30 million in investment, the man in charge claims.

VIDEO: Appalling conditions on migrant boat

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:46
Jonathan Head follows one overloaded boat of migrants stranded at sea off the coast of Thailand in desperate conditions.

Voters 'expressed leader concerns'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:45
The deputy leader of the SDLP says concerns about the party leader were expressed across Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Bill Wyman pays tribute to BB King

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:26
Bill Wyman, Rolling Stones bassist, has described going on tour with BB King in 1969.

Norwich City v Ipswich Town

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:24
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Norwich City and Ipswich Town.

Why We Can Depend On The Kindness Of Strangers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:24

Our ability to get along with folks who aren't relatives could be a legacy of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. And it's rooted in the fact that those societies had gender equity.

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School coach crash leaves man dead

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 09:17
A man dies after the car he was travelling in was in collision with a coach carrying 58 schoolchildren.

Driver in Amtrak crash urged safety

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:53
The driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night had called himself a safety advocate.

Plan to improve GP out-of-hours

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:52
Health bosses in north Wales publish an action plan in a bid to improve a GP out-of-hours service following a critical report.

'Candidates' Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:45

Candidates, people likely to become them, and their supporters on both the left and right — from Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush — are exploiting holes in campaign-finance law loopholes. Here's how.

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Looted By The Nazis, Matisse's 'Seated Woman' Finally Finds Her Way Home

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:45

The painting belonged to renowned art dealer Paul Rosenberg, who fled the Nazis in 1940. The story of its recovery reads like a historical crime novel.

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Wiggins set to race cars on the A63

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:44
Sir Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, so why is he tackling cars on the A63 near for £50?

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:41
What's the world's favourite colour?

VIDEO: Woolly wonderland in the woods

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:36
A host of woolly flora and fauna has taken up residence and transformed a Cumbrian woodland.

Blizzard tackles Warcraft 'cheats'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:23
Thousands of World of Warcraft accounts have been shut down by Blizzard as it moves to stop people using 'bots' to play the game

Russian economy shrinks as woes mount

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 08:13
Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.