National / International News

Baby born after 20 miscarriages

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 10:06
The boy born after mother's 20 miscarriages in 10 years

Human remains confirmed as student

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:55
Police confirm that human remains found in Argyll last week are those of missing Russian student Yulia Solodyankin.

Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin says homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warns them against spreading "gay propaganda".

Do You Have What It Takes To Get A Chinese Driver's License?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:48

Everyone who applies for a driver's license in China must take a written test; 90 percent is considered passing. The test consists of 100 questions drawn from a pool of nearly 1,000. The test is particularly tough for foreigners — due to the volume of memorization and often sketchy translations.

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Emotional defeat for England - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:44
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room is "a tough place to be" after the one-wicket defeat by Australia.

Unite union employs Stevie Deans

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:43
The Unite union confirms that it has employed Stevie Deans, the former union convenor at the Ineos petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth.

How I Flunked China's Driving Test ... Three Times

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:43

NPR's Frank Langfitt recently decided to apply for a driver's license in China. Since he already has a U.S. license, the main requirement was passing a computerized test on Chinese rules of the road. He's been driving for decades, and figured it would be a breeze. He was wrong.

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'Scratch-and-sniff' jeans launched

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:37
A designer adds "scratch-and-sniff" technology to jeans, in an experiment designed to make people "smile".

Van Persie stories untrue - Moyes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:35
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists striker Robin van Persie is happy at Old Trafford despite speculation.

VIDEO: Flood misery in sodden south-east

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:29
Heavy flooding has disrupted road and rail services in the south east of England, will all trains suspended between Brighton and London at one stage on Monday.

VIDEO: Seaside towns battle for naked prize

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:21
Three seaside towns in the south east of England are fighting for the chance for artist Spencer Tunick to come and create an installation there.

Key wildlife sites hit in flooding

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:18
Nearly 50 of Britain's special wildlife sites were hit in the "devastating" recent flooding, according to a new assessment.

Fridge sends spam emails

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:18
A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:13
Chocolate cake is the most googled food in Sweden

One Downside Of Home Wart Treatments: Bursting Into Flames

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:09

Home wart-freezing devices can spark fires, the Food and Drug Administration warns, and people have been burned. People also can be injured by using these frostbite-inducing tools too enthusiastically, dermatologists say, damaging skin as a result.

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Ex-soldier jailed over child's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:05
A former soldier who survived an attack that killed five comrades in Afghanistan is jailed over the death of his 19-month-old daughter in Northampton.

India Unveils Handgun For Women After Much-Publicized Rapes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 09:05

The .32-caliber weapon comes amid a spate of reports about rapes in the country. The gun is named for the victim of a 2012 gang rape and murder in New Delhi. But reaction to the Nirbheek has been mixed.

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The Loop: Cafe loitering and acute accents

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:54
Readers add their thoughts to this week's Magazine stories

Queen's granddaughter Zara has baby

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:48
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl weighing 7lbs 12oz, Buckingham Palace says.

Son killed and dismembered mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 08:47
A man is found guilty of killing his mother and burying her dismembered body in a shallow grave on a wooded hillside.

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