National / International News

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:42

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:41
Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over IGCSEs.

Thousands 'need three-person babies'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:40
Nearly 2,500 women in the UK would benefit from a fertility technique to make babies from three people, a study suggests.

NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:39
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:28

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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Inactivity 'as serious as smoking'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:27
Fifteen medical organisations have jointly called for radical action to improve levels of physical activity in Scotland.

Miliband in Scots 'Home Rule' pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:24
A "Home Rule Bill for Scotland" would be introduced within the first 100 days of a Labour government, according to the party's leader.

VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:21
A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.

'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:15
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.

Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:14
Top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun because he feared for his security, a colleague says.

Real Madrid to rename Bernabeu

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:02
Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.

New rules for rape cases - papers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:59
Latest guidance on the way rape cases are handled, and how rapists are hiding their tracks, make the front pages of the papers.

US Supreme Court blocks executions

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:59
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:47

The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules.

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VIDEO: Post-war blocks get listed status

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:29
Fourteen office blocks, including one nicknamed the hanging gardens of Basingstoke, have been given protected Grade II* listed status.

VIDEO: Warnings as snow hits parts of UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:26
BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.

'After 88 minutes, give me the ball'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:24
Spurs midfielder tells team-mates to give him the ball late on after another crucial goal in the League Cup semi-final.

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:21

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.

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McDonald's boss steps down

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:18
McDonald's boss Don Thompson steps down after two and a half years in the job, as the company struggles with a declining customer base in its home market.

Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:18
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.