National / International News

ChildLine drink and drug calls rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:48
Childline Scotland counsellors took almost 1,000 calls from children worried about parents abusing drink or drugs last year, figures show.

VIDEO: The story behind your pearls

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:44
With the overproduction of cultured pearls in recent years, natural pearls are becoming more of a rarity and technology is getting more sophisticated so as to untangle the differences between the two.

VIDEO: The man who draws your tweets

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:39
The man who draws your tweets and tweets them back

Inside Mexico's feared Sinaloa drugs cartel

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:37
Meeting the hitmen of Mexico's feared Sinaloa drugs cartel

The latest cryptocurrency: Guncoin

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:26

From the pages of, this item: Guncoin is now a thing.

It went live on May 1. As a result -- and this is a quote from the Guncoin website -- of "the love of firearms, computing and investing."

They say a maximum of 500 million coins can ever be mined.  In their words: "A portion of that (10% / 50 million) was set aside to be given as rewards for crowdfunding and IPCO contributors."

Yeah. Guncoin.




South Korea ferry what we know

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:16
What we know about the Sewol sinking

Observing the crowd: Bob Collins

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:13
Londoners seen through the lens of Bob Collins

VIDEO: Mini-satellites' new view of Earth

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:10
Richard Taylor reports on the low-cost satellite technology providing revolutionary ways to view life on Earth.

Mini-satellites watch life on Earth

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:09
Mini-satellites show new views of life on Earth

Two meals a day 'can treat diabetes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:05
Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals, scientists say.

School zig-zag parking tickets double

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 15:03
The number of tickets issued to people who stop or park on the restricted zig-zag area outside schools has almost doubled, according to official figures.

Three caught with bomb in car jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:50
Three men who pleaded guilty to having a bomb in a car are each sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:47

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.

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Ship prompts Galapagos emergency

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:38
Ecuador declares an emergency in the Galapagos islands, saying a stranded cargo vessel poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile ecosystem.

Why Jupiter's Red Spot Isn't As Great As It Used To Be

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:31

The most prominent feature on the solar system's largest planet has been shrinking for years, and NASA says it's now smaller than ever.

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VIDEO: Rescued boy hails his cat hero

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:13
A cat in the US has rescued a four-year-old boy who was being attacked by a dog.

Jay Z family ‘united’ despite fight

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:07
Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange release a statement saying they are a “united family” despite leaked footage showing them fighting in hotel lift.

VIDEO: PM 'passionate about UK'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:06
David Cameron says his message to Scottish voters ahead of the referendum on independence is "unrelentingly positive".

A UK industry driven by foreign firms

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 14:01
What UK economy could learn from foreign-owned car industry

VIDEO: Wolf Hall plays in the West End

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 13:51
The stage versions of Hilary Mantel's historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are having a limited season in the West End.
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