National / International News

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.

'Genetic revolution' on front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

In pictures: Taiwan gas blasts

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:04
Striking images from southern Taiwan

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 18:55
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:56
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:51
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:50
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:40
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Learning disabled care campaign

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:22
Where should people with learning disabilitieslive?

Turning Berlin into a work of art

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:13
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin

Sassoon war diaries published online

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:02
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:01

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:34

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:32
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

What is it like being Usain Bolt?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:05
Adulation, glory, money, weird photocalls, 'selfie' requests and a 'bagman' to get his food - the life of the sprint superstar.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:56
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?
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