National / International News

Ombudsman action 'very significant'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:49
The decision of the police ombudsman to take Chief Constable Matt Baggott to court could not be more significant, a solicitor for UVF victims has said.

Call to increase Scots minimum wage

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:48
An expert group on welfare set up by the Scottish government recommends a substantial rise in the minimum wage.

Getting to know Dilma over dinner

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:46
Getting to know Brazil's president over steak and prawns

The plague of light in our bedrooms

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:38
How did we get used to so much light at night?

Brazil defends World Cup preparation

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:29
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff defends her government's handling of preparations for the World Cup, which starts in Sao Paulo next week.

The Queen shows us who isn't boss

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:22
The Queen shows us who isn't boss at state opening

Jolie: 'Most fans are just wonderful'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-04 00:11
Angelina Jolie says her security arrangement will not change following Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk's red carpet 'attack' on Brad Pitt at the premiere of Maleficent.

Is fouling key to Brazil's World Cup hopes?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:46
Is fouling key to Brazil's World Cup hopes?

VIDEO: Taliban releases handover video

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:43
The Taliban releases a video showing the moment captured soldier Bowe Bergdahl is handed to US forces in eastern Afghanistan.

Will A Triple Crown Win Save Horse Racing? Don't Bet On It

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:38

Many in the horse racing industry are looking to Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to revive interest in the sport. He wants to believe it, but commentator Frank Deford says that's a fantasy.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:37

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:36

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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Tesco reports sharp fall in sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:31
Tesco reports a third consecutive quarter of falling sales as the supermarket faces increasing competition from rivals.

Your World Cup questions to Wyre Davies

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:26
Send your World Cup questions to Wyre Davies

As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:25

Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.

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Photography Today

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 23:09
Ten pictures that push the boundaries of art

Does the size of the NHS budget matter?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 22:56
Will any rise in spending be irrelevant?

Child cruelty law could be in speech

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 22:27
Ceredigion MP Mark Williams's bid to tighten the law on child cruelty could be backed in the Queen's Speech at the state opening of parliament.

New adoption service to be launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 22:01
A new national service aimed at speeding up the adoption process in Wales will be launched later in the year, it has been announced.

Crews tackle Dutch Shell plant fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-03 21:48
A blast at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands triggers a fire that injures two people, before being brought under control.
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