National / International News

Most teachers 'back pay by results'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:47
Over half of teachers in state schools in England support linking pay to pupils' progress and results, suggests a survey.

Farm wildlife protection 'fails'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:46
A new analysis suggests measures to protect wildlife on farms have been so diluted they may be counter-productive.

Sleep's memory role discovered

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:44
Scientists in China and the US use advanced microscopy to discover exactly how a good night's sleep improves learning and memory.

Nun wins final of Italy's The Voice

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:41
A young nun who became an internet sensation after singing on Italy's version of The Voice has triumphed in the finals of the TV show.

Drop in rape convictions targeted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:39
Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:36
Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:34
What wild animal disrupted a woodwork class in Sweden?

D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:26
How BBC reporters of the time covered the invasion

Russia's 'Stalinist' propaganda machine

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:25
The anti-Western mood sweeping across Russia

Beastie Boys Win A Fight For Their Copyright

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:14

The hip-hop band that reached its zenith in the 1980s won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Beverage Corp., which used the band's music without permission.

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Baby gadgets pose risk of paranoia

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:07
Will new infant tech make parents paranoid?

AUDIO: Cumberbatch reads D-Day news bulletin

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:05
Benedict Cumberbatch reads from the original radio news script from 6 June, 1944.

Can India get a taste for craft beer?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:04
Can India get a taste for craft beer?

Consultants 'fear for A&E care'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:02
A&E consultants at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary are worried they will not be able to provide "safe care" for patients because of staff shortages.

Greene leads Wales athletics effort

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:01
Team Wales announces a 33-strong athletics team which will compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:00
The US Army and the battle over black hair

Respect key for Hamilton and Rosberg

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 14:53
Team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg insist they can remain friends, despite their battle for the Formula 1 title.

Strike halts traffic in Sao Paulo

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 14:39
An underground train strike causes one of the worst traffic gridlocks in the history of Sao Paulo a week before the city hosts the opening match of the football World Cup.

Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 14:34

If a bank wants to deposit cash with the European Central Bank, it won't earn interest. In fact, the bank will actually have to pay the ECB for parking cash. It's designed to boost Europe's economy.

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Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 14:26

The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.

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