National / International News

‘Bent time’ tips pulsar out of view

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:12
One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.

Week in pictures: 3-9 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:08
The best news photos from around the world

Adams & Mitchell reach semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:04
Three-time champion Martin Adams and fourth seed Scott Mitchell are through to the BDO World Championship semi-finals at Lakeside.

Hospital killer gets whole life order

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:50
A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit in Gloucestershire is sentenced to a whole life order.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Michaela DePrince

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:48
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:46
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.

Ageing-tech expert sought by DWP

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:45
An expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Poll: Most Americans Would Share Health Data For Research

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:38

The topics for study didn't matter much to people who said they were willing to share. Every category — ranging from safety issues to health costs — scored at least 90 percent in the NPR poll.

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Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:28

The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.

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Quashed murder conviction man jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:22
A man who spent 13 years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed is jailed for 10-and-a-half years for killing a friend.

Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:17

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which some say has been floundering elsewhere.

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'Planet' Pluto comes into view

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
The standout space event of 2015 could well come in July when the New Horizons probe flies by dwarf planet Pluto.

VIDEO: Running a ceramic art business

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
Ceramic artist Majolandile Dyalvane takes the BBC on a tour of his gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

VIDEO: Who should be in TV election debates?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:02
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.

Funeral held for Alva schoolboy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:52
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.

Sri Lanka's life after Rajapaksa

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:50
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.

Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way For Keystone XL Pipeline

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:47

The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.

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VIDEO: Scotland hit by winds over 100mph

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:44
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.

Sri Lanka's Long-Time President Ousted In Election Defeat

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:42

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who presided over the end of the island-nation's long and brutal civil war, lost to a former ally and Cabinet minister, Maithripala Sirisena.

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Up Pompeii star Percival dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:34
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.

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