National / International News

China defence spend tops $145bn - US

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 19:30
China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.

Whitehall chief to probe cabinet row

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 19:20
Britain's most senior civil servant is to investigate the row between two senior cabinet ministers over alleged Muslim extremism in schools.

Tories shaken, but no UKIP quake in Newark

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 19:07
BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth says UKIP shook the Conservatives in the Newark by-election but there was no "earthquake".

VIDEO: Darfur United and the alternative World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 18:02
An international football tournament is taking place in Sweden for teams not recognised by FIFA. Darfur United are among the teams challenging for the CONIFA World Football Cup.

EU hopeful criticises British press

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 17:52
European Commission presidential hopeful Jean-Claude Juncker criticises the British press, saying their attention on him was a "rather desperate move".

VIDEO: ARM boss on the 'Internet of things'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 17:37
The boss of British chip company ARM Holdings talks about the "Internet of things" and the future impact of technology on our lives.

US girl stabbed 19 times recovering

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 17:14
The family of a 12-year-old stabbed 19 times by two classmates trying to impress a fictional horror character says she is able to walk in hospital.

Bosses urged to promote lunch breaks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 16:58
Employers have been urged to encourage staff to take decent breaks after a study suggested many people are working through their lunch hour every day.

Madeleine search keeps focus on resort

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 16:34
Madeleine search keeps focus on Algarve resort

Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 16:26

Some aspects of how Obama and his team told the world about the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have raised eyebrows, even among congressional allies, prompting questions like: What were they thinking?

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Dropping the 'N' in NHS

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 16:01
Is it time to drop the national in NHS?

Playing solitaire with Turing

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:59
'How Alan Turing taught me the maths of Solitaire'

Shooting At Seattle Pacific University; 3 Wounded, 1 Dead

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:54

Officials say a lone gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University is in custody.

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Most teachers 'back pay by results'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:47
Over half of teachers in state schools in England support linking pay to pupils' progress and results, suggests a survey.

Farm wildlife protection 'fails'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:46
A new analysis suggests measures to protect wildlife on farms have been so diluted they may be counter-productive.

Sleep's memory role discovered

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:44
Scientists in China and the US use advanced microscopy to discover exactly how a good night's sleep improves learning and memory.

Nun wins final of Italy's The Voice

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:41
A young nun who became an internet sensation after singing on Italy's version of The Voice has triumphed in the finals of the TV show.

Drop in rape convictions targeted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:39
Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:36
Australia asylum seekers find refuge in cricket

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-05 15:34
What wild animal disrupted a woodwork class in Sweden?
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