National / International News

Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 02:06

Porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, virus has killed about 1 million baby pigs in the U.S. since April. Its effect on the pork industry is small so far, but analysts say it could send pork prices rising if it isn't controlled.

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Can This 'Perfect Match' Dance Their Way To Gold?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-26 02:06

No U.S. skating team has ever won Olympic gold in ice dancing. Some experts wonder whether it even qualifies as a sport. But Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White, known for their blend of athletic power, speed and flair, are helping to dispel that notion.

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VIDEO: Stones vs McCartney at Grammys

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 01:56
Colin Paterson looks at the rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones as Paul McCartney and The Stones face off again at the Grammys

Watkins will not defend Olympic gold

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 01:54
Anna Watkins decides she will not defend her Olympic double sculls title with Katherine Grainger at Rio 2016.

Body of suicide bomb victim returns

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 01:24
The body of Simon Chase, who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul nine days ago, arrives back in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: New 'legal highs' pose challenges

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 01:10
Scientists testing "legal highs" say they are coming across new mind-altering psychoactive substances.

VIDEO: Clashes mar Brazil World Cup protest

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 00:15
Clashes broke out on the streets after more than 2,000 demonstrators marched in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo against their country's hosting of this year's football World Cup.

Egypt anniversary clashes kill 49

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-26 00:03
At least 49 people are killed in clashes in Egypt as rallies mark the anniversary of the 2011 uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak.

Australia keep Women's Ashes alive

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 23:54
Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Hobart to keep the Women's Ashes alive.

'Le Split' and 50p tax 'fury' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 20:40
The end of France's First Partnership and anger at Labour's plan to reinstate the 50p tax rate both feature on Sunday's front pages.

Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 20:38
A suicide bomber blows himself up near a bus carrying soldiers in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least four people, official say.

Davos 2014: What we learned

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 19:32
Iran, the economy and a "touchy-feely" Davos

Quebec fire crews find more bodies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:49
Crews recover two more bodies from the ruins of a Quebec retirement home destroyed by a fire, taking the confirmed number of dead to 10.

Half the village at risk of blindness

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:38
The village where half could go blind

The novelist who won't let war end his social life

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:20
The novelist who refuses to let war stop his social life

The first space-bound black African

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 18:15
Why a township DJ will be the first black African in space

Tennis coaching gets a smart racquet

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:44
Hi-tech tennis in the palm of your hand

Chilean dock workers end strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:41
Dock workers in Chile say they have agreed to end a three-week strike over pay, after signing a deal with port operators.

Rufus Hound to swap laughs for votes

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:13
The comedian and actor Rufus Hound announces he will seek to become a member of the European Parliament for the National Health Action Party.

VIDEO: Maryland shooting: 'It was mayhem'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-25 17:06
A gunman opened fire at a shopping centre in Maryland in the US, killing two people before apparently taking his own life, police say. Beth McLeod reports.

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