National / International News

Ecuador rejects vote on Amazon oil

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:22
Ecuador rejects a call for a referendum on whether further oil exploration should take place in an Amazon reserve, saying not enough signatures were collected.

When did we start saying 'blah, blah, blah'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:22
A politician became incensed when he saw a reporter writing "blah blah blah". When did this phrase become an insult?

LA Clippers President To Take Indefinite Leave, NBA Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:07

Andy Roeser will step down effective immediately. His leave comes a week after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the league for making racist comments.

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Letter from Africa: Signs of our times

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 16:00
Which African country has the rudest public notices?

'Most non-Scots firms' back Union

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 15:51
Most businesses outside Scotland want the nation to remain in the UK, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.

Good times will return - Giggs

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 15:13
Ryan Giggs says "the good times will come back" to Manchester United, although his future at the club remains uncertain.

Introducing the Star Trek scanner

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 15:10
Tiny device that claims to reveal chemicals in your food

Can we control how we age?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 15:07
Could we all be doing the high jump at 95?

VIDEO: Big changes in the smallest room

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 15:02
Is it possible to reinvent the toilet?

Manchester United 3-1 Hull City

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:58
James Wilson scores twice on his Manchester United debut to help beat FA Cup finalists Hull City.

LA Clippers president to step down

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:50
The president of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team has taken an "indefinite leave of absence" as the league prepares to force a sale.

Eight more Nigerian girls abducted

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:44
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction, police say.

Jones has X-ray on shoulder injury

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:41
Phil Jones awaits the results of X-rays after sustaining a shoulder injury in Manchester United's victory over Hull.

Monica Lewinsky breaks media silence

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:40
The one-time White House intern who had an affair with then-US President Bill Clinton writes in a US magazine that their relationship was consensual.

Legal challenge to 'prison book ban'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:30
Emily Maitlis reveals the "prison book ban" could be challenged.

VIDEO: 'Nazi art' hoarder Gurlitt dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 14:07
German art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt has died aged 81, with no definitive answer on what will happen to his secret collection, which included many Nazi-looted pieces.

VIDEO: Woman survives five day car ordeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 13:54
A woman has survived at least five days trapped in her wrecked car without food or water at the top of a mountain pass.

Fulham 'paid price' over Jackson statue

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 13:53
Former owner Mohamed Al Fayed believes Fulham's removal of their Michael Jackson statue caused their relegation.

Extra nurses brought in to RVH

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 13:45
Fifteen extra nursing staff are brought in to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital's emergency department to deal with the number of people waiting to be treated.

VIDEO: Sanctions ahead of S Sudan talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 13:44
The US has announced sanctions against individuals on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan, where violence has flared in the past few days as government forces try to take back the key oil town of Bentiu.

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