National / International News

Scores plan for university degrees

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:47
Universities should show students' achievement with points scores, as well as the existing degree grades, says a higher education think tank.

More UK students study overseas

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:47
Students are increasingly opting to study overseas as part of their undergraduate degrees, research suggests.

GoPro to make a quadcopter drone

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:43
The action camera-maker GoPro reveals plans to make its own quadcopter drone, and also unveils kit to aid virtual reality filmmakers.

The siblings who share a donor parent

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:41
The donor-conceived siblings connecting across the world

Blatter hosts emergency Fifa meeting

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:25
Fifa president Sepp Blatter chairs an emergency meeting as football's world governing body is mired in crisis following the arrest of seven top officials.

EU reform: What's in it for the others?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:13
How open is the rest of Europe to David Cameron's EU reform plans and can he win their support? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines the diplomatic battle.

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:12

The Pentagon says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.

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Man dies after lorries crash on M74

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:08
A 49-year-old man dies after the cattle lorry he was driving collided with another lorry on the M74 in South Lanarkshire.

Trident concerns 'not been proved'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:03
The UK's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says a whistleblower's concerns about Trident nuclear submarine safety at Faslane on the Clyde have not been proved.

Cameron kicks off difficult diplomatic EU dance

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:03
The UK prime minister will find a widespread appetite for change in Europe, but not always the change he has in mind.

Non-Academic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:03

Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?

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'I didn't come back to be second'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:01
Four-time Olympic medallist Katherine Grainger has one thing in mind ahead of her European Rowing Championships return.

PODCAST: Combating algae blooms

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-05-28 03:00

The Government latest assessment of economic growth is due tomorrow morning. More on what we might expect from that report. Plus, the EPA issued new rules this week clarifying which streams and smaller waterways fall under federal protection. Among other things, the new rules will address fertilizer runoff which contributes to algae blooms. Lake Erie has been especially hard hit and NOAA is issuing experimental early season forecasts of blooms in that region. Plus, in California, tobacco taxes are used to pay for preschool and other early childhood services. But that funding is drying up as people quit smoking. Which poses the question: what will replace it?

Officer in 'prostitute sex' charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:55
A Merseyside police officer who allegedly engaged in a sex act with a prostitute while on duty is charged.

India's Mysore crowns new maharaja

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:54
A 23-year-old graduate from the University of Massachusetts is crowned the new maharaja of Mysore, titular head of the 600-year-old Wadiyar dynasty.

VIDEO: 'Diblings' - the siblings created through donors

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:50
Being a 'dibling' - a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.

Mortgage approvals 'jumped' in April

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:47
There was a "significant pre-election jump" in the number of mortgage applications being approved, according to the High Street banks.

Google to add 'buy button'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:42
Google has confirmed that it is to introduce a "buy button" to its search results imminently.

Play-off format needs change - Ryan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:39
Worcester boss Dean Ryan says the promotion system needs changing, despite winning the Championship play-off final.

PSNI boss questions collusion claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-28 02:28
Northern Ireland's top police officer questions a former police watchdog's claim that there were "hundreds and hundreds" of deaths as a result security force collusion during the Troubles.

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