National / International News

Attitudes to alcohol pricing split

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:04
A study of Scotland's attitudes to alcohol suggests people are slightly more in favour of introducing minimum unit pricing than are against.

Scots firms targeted by cyber gangs

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 17:03
A BBC investigation discovers that Russian crime gangs have been targeting Scottish businesses in a series of cyber attacks.

The origins of Slender Man

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:51
What exactly is the Slender Man character?

Your great miscalculations

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:48
The man who paid £300,000 instead of £3,000

Call for urgency on plain cigarettes

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:37
Campaigners warn "time is running out" for no-brand cigarette packets to be agreed before the 2015 general election.

Tea Party Challenger Upsets Eric Cantor In GOP Primary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:31

In a surprise result, voters in Virginia's 7th Congressional District have dealt a defeat to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, nominating Tea Party challenger David Brat instead in the GOP primary.

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S Sudan rivals 'vow to end fighting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:30
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar have agreed to end fighting and form an interim government within 60 days, Ethiopia says.

Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:24
Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study.

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Candidate In Virginia Primary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 16:09

The House majority leader's stunning loss to an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College will upend the GOP leadership in the chamber.

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World Cup scrapbook

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:58
And other World Cup legends from the past 84 years

VIDEO: E3: First look at Nintendo's new toys

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:54
BBC's Richard Taylor quizzes Nintendo about its new amiibo toys - figurines that unlock extra gameplay in compatible Wii U and 3Ds console titles.

In pictures: Yoga in Sierra Leone

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:41
Easing psychological effects of war

Hillary Clinton Refines Her Benghazi Response

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:39

As Hillary Clinton contemplates a 2016 presidential run, it's clear she'll need to answer Benghazi questions in a way that neutralizes conservative attacks and avoids politicizing the issue.

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Don't extend statin use, say doctors

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:33
Proposals to extend the use of statins should be scrapped, according to a group of leading doctors and academics.

How to recover Iraq's second city

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:23
Why Mosul counts and how to get Sunni militants out

A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:18
The US town still cleaning up nuclear waste 25 years on

Obama: Soul-searching needed on guns

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:16
President Barack Obama says no other developed nation would tolerate the level of gun violence plaguing the US, as he called for "soul-searching".

You mean you're not on holiday yet?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:05
Who gets stuck with the shortest summer holidays?

VIDEO: Sexual violence in conflict

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:02
The numbers behind the world's sexual violence problem

A visit to Hugo Chavez's socialist city in Venezuela

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:02
Venezuela's socialist city gets residents' approval
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