National / International News

Physics reveals how nature sparkles

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:15
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

Organic genderless gingerbread debated

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:14
How organic, vegan gingerbread 'people' divided online opinion

Ben Bradlee, Who Led 'Washington Post' To New Heights, Dies At 93

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:09

As editor, Bradlee led the newspaper to national eminence with charm, drive, instinct and, most notably, an epic confrontation with the Nixon White House.

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Magic Faraway Tree set for big screen

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:05
Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time.

Lynda Bellingham on Christmas hopes

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:04
Late actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women being broadcast today.

VIDEO: Making sure war dead live on in memory

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:02
How the Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues to keep its promise to remember the dead "in perpetuity".

Whitehall in confusion, MPs warn

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:00
Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.

VIDEO: The famine report that shocked the world

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 16:00
How a government minister sought relief for a country in crisis

Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor Ben Bradlee Has Died

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:58

Bradlee was the editor who ushered in the paper's golden era, overseeing its reporting during the Watergate scandal.

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Clegg targets teachers' workload

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:56
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

Schools 'should check kids' teeth'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:54
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.

NICE conflicts of interests claim

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:52
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

Plans for 'revenge porn' legislation

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:26
Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland are being considered by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.

Smith Commission to hold first talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:25
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.

Rokoduguni set for England call-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:16
Bath's Fijian-born army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni is set to be named in England's squad for the November internationals.

NBC News Photojournalist Is Now Ebola Free, Says Hospital

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:13

The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo was cleared by the CDC and will be discharged on Wednesday.

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Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:12
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.

Debt campaigners tear up student loans

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:10
The people who buy and then cancel student debt

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:10
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 15:07
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.