National / International News

How can West solve Ukraine problem?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 17:21
The West could be in danger of overplaying its hand by trying to reach out to Ukraine, says Anatol Lieven.

Profile: Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 17:12
Could Zimbabwe's powerful first lady become president?

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:59
How the West is winning the battle against teenage pregnancy

Record £30m sale for Turner artwork

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:50
Turner's Rome, From Mount Aventine sells at Sotheby's for £30.3m - the highest amount ever paid for a work by the artist.

Protests Spread In New York And Beyond Over Eric Garner Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:40

As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

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James Bay wins Brits Critics' Choice

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:33
Singer-songwriter James Bay beats George The Poet and Years and Years to be named Brits Critics' Choice for 2015.

IS setting up Libya camps, US says

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:30
Islamic State has set up training camps in militant-held areas of eastern Libya, the general heading the US Africa command says.

Africa 'soil crisis threat' to future

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:25
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.

#CrimingWhileWhite Opens A Prism On Police And Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 16:19

A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.

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Drug 'repairs spinal cord injuries'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:58
A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.

'Think twice' about drink-driving

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:47
Drivers should think twice about what they drink as the new lower alcohol limits come into effect, a forensic toxicologist has warned.

Islanders have year wait for dentist

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:47
Residents of the Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura are being told to "come back in a year" if they want to see a dentist.

Prosecutors set out social media law

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:46
Scottish prosecutors set out new guidelines on whether messages posted on social media should be treated as criminal conduct.

Attorney General Holder Announces U.S. Inquiry Into Garner Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:46

"The Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation of Mr. Garner's death," Attorney General Eric Holder said.

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Autumn Statement - dream or extreme?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:39
Thursday's newspapers are full of analysis of the Autumn Statement measures - including the "elephant in the room" of a rising deficit, and looming spending cuts.

VIDEO: US film awards season kicks off

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:21
The US film industry's annual award season got under way in New York this week with three separate awards announcements.

Amazon's bid to power the internet

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:09
How the shopping giant is bidding to power the internet

The Ant's Pants? Oxford Dictionaries Adds 1,000 New Terms

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:02

The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.

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Drogba lined up for backroom role

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:01
Didier Drogba will be given a job off the field at Chelsea when he retires, says manager Jose Mourinho.

How Ikea assembled a win in Poland

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 15:01
How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland