National / International News

US football fans jubilant after win

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:26
Americans across the country celebrate their national team's dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana in the country's first match in the 2014 World Cup.

£5m payout for brain damage 999 delay

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:12
A scientist who was left brain damaged after waiting more than 100 minutes for an ambulance is awarded a compensation package worth £5m.

Dog show drops frisbee catching

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:03
Frisbee catching is dropped from a Cumbrian dog show after health and safety advice suggested canine competitors could get hurt.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 05:00
William Hague says Iran has the capability to play a "more positive role" in the Middle East.

Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In Hospital

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:58

The last tornado deaths in the area came 10 years ago, the National Weather Service says. Residents who were evacuated Monday have been allowed to return to sift through the destruction.

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Seven die in Monrovia Ebola outbreak

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:54
Seven people are reported dead from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, the first deaths from the outbreak in the Liberian capital.

VIDEO: Could 'hotspot' solve MH370 mystery?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:50
It is more than 100 days since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, but international search teams have yet to find any trace of the missing plane.

Cheapskates score World Cup art hit

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:44
The "Panini Cheapskates" aim to fill a World Cup sticker album with their own, sometimes "awful", drawings of footballers.

Birthing pool infection risk warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:43
The NHS in England has advised women not to use certain home birthing pools after a baby had to go into intensive care for an infection believed to be linked to their use.

Montana Mom's Ab Challenge Becomes A Phenomenon

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:41

Working your abs hard for 30 days may tone those muscles, but don't count on an exercise program by itself to take off belly fat. Staying motivated after a month is over is another problem.

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VIDEO: Can you teach a dolphin to talk?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:37
A new documentary unearths recordings of a 'talking' dolphin, who took part in a 1960s experiment

Israel steps up search for teenagers

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:22
Israel's military arrests 41 more Palestinians as it expands the search for three Israeli teenagers believed kidnapped in the West Bank.

McIlroy clubs lost on way to Ireland

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:22
Rory McIlroy's preparations for this week's Irish Open are hindered after his clubs are lost in transit from the US.

Art school repair bill may cost £35m

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:22
The final cost of repairing Glasgow School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building is likely to be between £20m and £35m, MSPs are told.

Golden goals, golf carts and other World Cup innovations

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:12
As goalline technology and vanishing spray arrive, what other innovations have graced World Cups - and did they survive?

Farewell to the school tuck shop

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:11
The government has signalled an end to a sugar-coated era.

Baby ashes report calls for new laws

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:10
A report into the cremation of babies recommends new laws and guidelines to protect and support bereaved families.

House prices 'rise 9.9% in a year'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:09
House price increases accelerated in April, rising by 9.9% compared with the same month a year ago, according to official figures.

Day in pictures: 17 June 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 04:06
24 hrs of news photos: 17 June 2014

Nursing: Are we facing a trade-off?

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-17 03:54
Do we need better paid nurses or more of them?
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