National / International News

At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Eight Republicans And A Nunn Battle For Georgia's Open Senate Seat

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:34

The retirement of Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has unleashed a scramble for the job. Eight Republicans are trying to out-conservative one another in battling for the nomination. And Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, has emerged as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Hearing loss payout 'extortionate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:31
The amount of compensation paid to former police officers who said their hearing was damaged while on duty is "extortionate", a Sinn Féin MLA says.

VIDEO: Brick shortage refires mothballed kilns

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:23
A brick manufacturer has re-opened its brickworks in Lancashire four years after it closed it down.

UN calls for Rohingya deaths inquiry

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:22
UN rights chief calls on Burma to investigate attacks on Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, saying it has credible information 48 people were killed.

Royal Mail reports rise in revenue

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 00:08
Royal Mail says it is "confident" about hitting financial targets after the group reports a 2% rise in revenues in the nine months to 29 December.

Alun Wyn Jones signs Ospreys deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:19
Wales and British and Irish Lions lock Alun Wyn Jones signs a new two-year contract to stay with the Ospreys.

VIDEO: Whole-life sentence appeals begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:17
Five senior judges are to hear a series of appeals about whether convicted murderers can be imprisoned without the possibility of release.

Promenade damage cost tops £1.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:12
The cost of repairing Aberystwyth promenade after it was severely damaged by storms in early January tops £1.5m.

VIDEO: From the front line to Civvy Street

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:09
Thousands of soldiers are facing redundancy, but how will they cope with the transition from the front line to civilian life.

Island pylons plan prompts meeting

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 23:06
The National Grid will be urged to change its preferred option of building pylons across Anglesey to improve north Wales' electricity connection at a meeting later.

Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo, Raising Fears Of More Militancy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:44

Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday. That included a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing five people. It's the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president.

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Olympic canoe champion Baillie quits

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:26
Tim Baillie, who won Olympic canoe slalom gold with Etienne Stott at London 2012, announces his retirement.

Council fracking referendum proposed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:19
Politicians in Fermanagh have asked council officers there to find out if a local referendum could be held in the county on fracking.

3 Dead, 20-Plus Hurt In I-94 Pileup In Indiana

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:16

More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, collided amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that left three people dead and more than 20 others injured in northwestern Indiana, police said Thursday.

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VIDEO: Blaze hits Canada care home

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:14
As many as 31 elderly Canadians are unaccounted for and five are confirmed dead after a fire destroyed an old people's home in Quebec. Beth McLeod reports.

VIDEO: Inside space station training lab

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:03
British astronaut Tim Peake shows the BBC's Pallab Ghosh around a detailed mock-up of the International Space Station's science lab.

'Ageist' NHS and Bieber 'busted' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:00
Some papers report claims that elderly patients die because they're considered "too old to treat", while pop star Justin Bieber's arrest makes front pages.

Space travel 'vital to our survival'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 22:00
The British astronaut who is due to go into space next year has said that learning how to live and work in space will be essential to the survival of our species.

Tube reopens after concrete flood

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 21:38
A section of the Victoria Line through central London which was shut after wet concrete flooded into a control room reopens.

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