National / International News

Tech Week: 'Leaky' Angry Birds And Digital Invades Cinemas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 04:01

The NSA is said to collect data from apps like Angry Birds, small movie theaters struggle to go digital, and a Silicon Valley mogul offends a whole bunch of people. If you missed this week's news, All Tech has you covered.

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Human remains found at car garage

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 03:24
Police are investigating the discovery of human remains at a disused car garage in Nottinghamshire.

Dry California cannot deliver water

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 02:38
California's water agency says it may for the first time be unable to supply water to many residents and big areas of farmland, as a drought worsens.

Teen charged with attempted murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 02:38
A 14-year-old boy is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing in Handsworth Wood, police say.

Search continues for missing student

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 02:32
Police divers searching for a missing student are using specialist sonar equipment along a stretch of river in York.

Police apologise in Buckfast case

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 02:30
Police Scotland have apologised to the distributors of Buckfast for asking a shopkeeper to stop selling the tonic wine.

Former Spain boss Aragones dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:57
Ex-Spain national boss Luis Aragones, who led his country to victory at the 2008 European Championship, dies aged 75.

AUDIO: Baroness Morgan on Ofsted term ending

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:56
The outgoing chair of Ofsted says she believes she is the victim of a "determined effort from Number Ten" to get rid of non-Conservative supporters from public bodies.

Germany's New Defense Minister: More Peacekeeping Missions Welcome

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:56

Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman to hold the job. She has no military experience and is best known for social policies such as expanded parental leave. But she has already said that Germany should play a more active role in foreign missions, and that could involve sending troops into conflict zones.

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Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:55

The oil rush in and around North Dakota has brought an influx of mostly male workers flush with cash. Law enforcement agencies and activists say that's creating ample opportunity for organized crime — and that more must be done to prevent women from being forced into prostitution.

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Giles a strong contender - ECB boss

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:47
England will return to one coach, says ECB chairman Giles Clarke, with Ashley Giles a "strong candidate" for the job.

VIDEO: Christie avoids press amid new claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:23
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew about the closures of local lanes leading to a busy bridge to New York City while they were happening, a lawyer for a former ally has said.

Canada strips Conrad Black of award

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:07
Former media baron Conrad Black, who served a sentence in the US for fraud, is stripped of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour.

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:06
The star of the Social Network will play the role of Superman's nemesis in the upcoming film

A statistically modelled wedding

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 00:47
The couple in Australia who used statistical modelling to determine how many guests were likely to turn up to their wedding.

VIDEO: Betting shop clusters on the rise

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 00:25
Council leaders are asking the government for new powers to enable them to stop too many betting shops opening in Britain's high streets.

Premier League breaks spending record

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 23:23
Premier League clubs set a transfer spending record, but just one top-half side made a significant buy on deadline day.

Sochi impresses arriving GB athletes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 23:12
The first British athletes to arrive in Russia for the Winter Olympics praise Sochi's venues and the athletes' village.

'Shameless' Knox and PM's EU 'blow'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 21:21
Amanda Knox features on a number of front pages for the second day in a row, along with the latest round of David Cameron's EU battle.

US presses Russia on Syria weapons

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 21:05
The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".

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