National / International News

30s and 40s film archive completed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 18:08
The British Council Film Collection, showing snapshots of typical life in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, loads a final series of movies into its online archive.

Portraying a mass murderer on stage

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 17:43
Cast of a London play visit South African state killer in prison

Tesco finalises China retail deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 17:30
Tesco has finalised its joint venture with China Resources Enterprise (CRE) creating the largest food retailer in China.

VIDEO: Samsung unveils health wristband

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 17:21
Samsung unveils a prototype wristband that can be fitted with third-party sensors to gather a range of health data about the wearer's body.

The first 'hip-hop billionaire'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 17:07
Could Dr Dre become hip-hop's first billionaire?

10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 17:02

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.

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Can tobacco shed its 'toxic brand'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:59
Can the tobacco industry shed its "toxic brand"?

Holder Urges Prosecutors To Back Criminal Justice Changes

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:43

At a closed-door conference, the attorney general made his case for reducing some drug sentences and opening up the clemency process.

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Overweight total tops 2.1bn globally

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:43
The number of the world's population that are obese or overweight has topped 2.1 billion, latest figures show.

Laser hope on root canal treatments

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:41
Lasers have been used to regenerate parts of damaged teeth and could one day be used to prevent root canal treatments, claim US researchers.

American Said To Have Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:22

Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group, says a U.S. citizen known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki helped carry out a suicide attack on Sunday.

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Cane toad relative hits Madagascar

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 16:04
A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar and could cause ecological disaster, scientists warn.

US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:46
The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.

Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:40
Apple confirms it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.8bn).

Entrepreneurial gap 'must be closed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:38
Businessman Sir Tom Hunter calls for Scotland to "close the gap" on the US and Canada in early-stage entrepreneurial activity.

VIDEO: Was a spy the key to Mid-East peace?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:26
How a US spy almost brokered peace in the Middle East

Growing up in the shadow of the mafia

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:13
The boy who chose door-to-door sales over a life of crime

'Vicar' of rugby union tends to player flock

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:06
Boss of rugby players’ union tackles the sport’s big issues

VIDEO: Cotillard comes to 1920s Manhattan

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 15:03
Marion Cotillard speaks to Talking Movies' Tom Brook about her role in the new film The Immigrant.

VIDEO: Looking back at Maya Angelou's life

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-28 14:37
US author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
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