National / International News

Mers outbreak: How S Korea is coping

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:56
From an economic slowdown to a curtailment in public social life, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak in South Korea has taken its toll.

Why Is This Fisherman Selling Threatened Bluefin Tuna For $2.99 A Pound?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:56

That low price doesn't reflect the true state of Pacific bluefin: Scientists say it's in deep trouble. But fishermen who catch it say they're just trying to make a living — and obeying the law.

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Police probe over fox cubs video

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:50
Police are investigating after footage of 16 fox cubs held in a barn near to hunt kennels in North Yorkshire emerges.

VIDEO: Fox cubs held in barn near hunt kennels

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:46
Police in North Yorkshire are investigating after video footage showed sixteen fox cubs being held in a barn near hunt kennels.

Oculus VR reveals consumer headset

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:44
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus shows off its first consumer headset, which will be sold with an Xbox One controller from early next year.

How 'Diet Gurus' Hook Us With Religion Veiled In Science

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:43

From Paleo to vegan to raw, nutrition gurus package their advice as sound science. But peel the studies away and you'll find timeless myths and superstitions of religion.

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Sheffield Wednesday sack boss Gray

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:22
Sheffield Wednesday sack head coach Stuart Gray after 18 months in charge.

Teen charged with attempted murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:22
An 18-year-old man is charged with attempted murder after an overnight knife attack in which three men were injured.

Illegal buttocks surgeon jailed in US

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 10:00
A woman who performed illegal plastic surgeries under the name "Black Madam" has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.

VIDEO: On board a ship saving migrants

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:44
Clive Myrie reports from on board an Italian coastguard ship which has rescued migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

Penis recipient 'to become father'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:41
The South African recipient of the world's first penile transplant is to become a father, a surgeon who performed the operation tells the BBC.

Missing mum case man faces jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:38
A man is facing jail after being found guilty of contempt in relation to a mother who is missing with her son after a failed custody battle.

Ron Moody, Who Delighted Audiences As Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:33

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But he said that in the villainous Fagin, he'd found the role of a lifetime.

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#sportingfilmstars - Your lookalike choices

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:31
The BBC Sport audience has pointed out some famous sportsmen and women who have a movie-star lookalike.

In Its First Crowdfunding Case, FTC Goes After Board Game Kickstarter

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:29

The FTC alleges that Erik Chevalier collected $122,000 from more than 1,000 backers and used the money on personal expenses.

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Velothon Wales admits MP claim error

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:28
Bike race organiser says they got their wires crossed in claim they had spoken to MPs about the route.

Skilled workers immigration cap hit

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:25
The government's immigration cap for skilled workers has been hit for the first time, blocking the recruitment of some nurses, doctors and teachers.

VIDEO: Gazza took an ostrich into Spurs training

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:23
Paul Gascoigne tells Clare Balding an amusing story about the time he brought an ostrich into training while he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Canada loosens medical marijuana law

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:16
Medical marijuana users in Canada can legally consume all forms of the drug, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled.

Nigeria to boost Boko Haram fight

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:12
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari tells regional leaders that a campaign "on all fronts" is needed to help defeat the Islamist group Boko Haram.