National / International News

'Daughter's poo made me obese'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:19
A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.

VIDEO: Photographing your loves and fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 16:12
The photographer who captures loves and fears

VIDEO: Are most artists one-hit wonders?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:53
Does Harper Lee prove most artists are one-hit wonders, asks Will Gompertz in his weekly video blog

A good death in Kinshasa

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:49
Putting the fun into funerals in Kinshasa as taboos fade

England win a massive boost - Dawson

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:31
Sir Clive Woodward, Jonathan Davies, Matt Dawson and Rob Jones have their say on the Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

University Of California System Will Require Measles Vaccine For New Students

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:27

The university said the plan had been in the works for a year. But the current measles outbreak makes it more "pressing."

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The new Palestinian city that lacks only one thing

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:13
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing

Maps that shaped the world

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:10
The story behind five maps that shaped the word

Labour's women board members plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:09
Scottish Labour says it will ensure that at least half of the board members of public bodies in Scotland are women if it wins the next election.

NHS complaints process 'inadequate'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:09
More than 40% of NHS investigations into 150 allegations of avoidable harm or death are inadequate, according to a review by the health ombudsman.

Sturgeon backs LGBTI envoy plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:05
The first minister pledges support for the creation of a special international envoy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights.

Huffington Post Bets People Will Read Good News — And Share It, Too

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 15:02

Arianna Huffington says readers need more positive news coverage, so her site is launching an effort focused on good stories. Their shareability may make "What Works" a smart business move, too.

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Jab fears 'ignored' and the man with a womb

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:57
In a very mixed batch of headlines, the Daily Mail claims lives could have been saved if officials acted on flu jab concerns, and the Sun has a very unusual medical story.

US has 'no proof' of hostage death

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:45
White House officials say they have not seen any evidence to confirm reports by the Islamic State militant group that an air strike killed a US hostage.

Trump hits 147 but loses to Selby

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:26
A maximum 147 break is not enough for Judd Trump to beat Mark Selby as Ronnie O'Sullivan also loses at the German Masters.

Katie Price wins Celeb Big Bro

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:17
The former model Katie Price beat ex-Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins into second place.

Rosa Parks Collection Comes To Library Of Congress

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:14

Thousands of letters, writings and notes by civil rights icon Rosa Parks were opened to researchers this week at the Library of Congress.

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VIDEO: Italy v Ireland: The defence begins

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 14:02
BBC Sport looks ahead to Ireland's defence of the Six Nations title at the Stadio Olimpico.

British Tribunal Rules Mass Surveillance By Spy Agencies Was Illegal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 13:48

In what's being hailed as a landmark case, the tribunal found the mass surveillance of cellphone and online communications violated human rights law.

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Fun fact Friday: What a waste of water

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 13:43

Fun fact: The average American uses 100 gallons of water per day.

But according to the United Nations, the bare minimum we need is 13 gallons. There are many more fun facts about water in our new series Water: The High Price of Cheap.

Counting gallons: How much water do you use?

Fun fact: Students at the University of Amherst will save an average of $380 per year on textbooks, thanks to a new deal the university made with Amazon.

Students will be able to buy books and branded swag from Amazon, instead of an old-fashioned, pricey campus bookstore.

Amazon heads to college

Fun fact: Over two months have passed since the first Sony hack on Nov. 24, when Sony employees’ computer screen showed a message titled “Hacked by #GOP.”

Check out a timeline of the Sony hacks saga here: 

Amy Pascal is out as Sony Pictures head