National / International News

Aspirin 'not best to stop strokes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 21:29
Doctors should prescribe newer drugs rather than aspirin to treat a common heart condition which can lead to strokes, guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales say.

Health focus and spying revelations - the papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 21:22
The papers focus on a variety of health stories as well as revelations that the security services are legally monitoring people's social media.

VIDEO: Stories from inside Iraq refugee camp

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 21:18
As fighting spreads and intensifies across Iraq, civilians are leaving their homes to go to safer areas. Rami Ruhayem reports.

England must have no fear - Lineker

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 21:03
England should go into their Fifa World Cup match against Uruguay confident of winning, says BBC presenter Gary Lineker.

Major backs opposition to Juncker

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 21:02
Ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker is "not the right candidate" to be EU Commission president, ex-UK Prime Minister Sir John Major says.

Australia court rejects asylum plea

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 20:49
Australia's High Court rules that sending asylum seekers to be processed offshore in Papua New Guinea does not breach the constitution.

Facebook app requires photo replies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 20:23
Facebook launches a new photo-messaging app called Slingshot one week after accidentally releasing an incomplete version on Apple's app store.

VIDEO: Six things to know about Crohn's

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 20:06
Find out more about the disease as a 300% increase in the amount of young people with Crohn's being admitted to hospital is reported.

China and Vietnam in tense talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 20:02
China and Vietnam begin their first high-level talks over their territorial disputes since anti-Chinese protests left several dead.

White working class 'worst at school'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 19:43
More must be done to address the under-achievement of children from poor, white communities, MPs on the Commons Education Select Committee say.

Stairs Wobble Under The Weight Of World Cup Fans

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 19:43

A video of a staircase used by thousands of fans to get to and from the Maracana stadium shows the structure wobbling unnervingly on Sunday.

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Indonesians missing after boat sinks

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 19:24
A boat carrying 97 Indonesians sinks off Malaysia, with at least 42 people missing, the authorities say.

Bletchley goes back to the future

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 18:08
How Bletchley Park went from best-kept secret to royal launch

VIDEO: Debate over girls 'distracting' boys

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 17:56
Dress code debate over short skirts that 'distract' boys

Games accommodation scam warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 17:56
Visitors to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have been urged to ensure they do not become victims of online accommodation scams.

Gaia grapples with stray light

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 17:44
The orbiting Gaia telescope will lose a very small level of performance because stray light is getting inside the observatory, the European Space Agency says.

Russia 1-1 South Korea

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 16:48
Fabio Capello's Russia come from behind to earn a draw with South Korea in Group H thanks to an Aleksandr Kerzhakov goal.

US seizes Benghazi raid 'ringleader'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 16:43
The suspected ringleader in the 2012 raid on a US diplomatic post in Libya that left four Americans dead has been captured, the Pentagon says.

'Rarely have Brazil looked so ordinary, so human'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 16:43
A frustrating draw against Mexico raises questions about Brazil’s quality and ability to handle pressure, writes Ben Smith.

Tax charges against Messi dropped

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 16:17
Prosecutors in Spain ask a judge to dismiss charges against Argentine football star Lionel Messi over an alleged tax fraud.
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