National / International News

VIDEO: What attracts girls to IS?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:37
Dr Erin Saltman describes how Islamic State propaganda specifically targets women.

Is Nato looking the right way?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:28
As crises unfold on Europe's eastern and southern flanks, diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus asks if strategic vision is lacking to deal with them.

Virginia's Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:27

Last fall, a federal jury found McDonnell and her husband guilty in a corruption trial that hinged on taking gifts and loans from a vitamin entrepreneur in exchange for favors.

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West Ham fined over Saints incident

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:24
West Ham have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players at St Mary's.

Patients denied test for cancer gene

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:23
Tests for a gene that increases the chances of cancer are being denied to patients in Wales - despite it being available in England.

Why Some States Want To Legalize Raw Milk Sales

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:21

Selling unpasteurized milk across state lines is illegal because it poses a threat to public health. But raw milk sales are growing nonetheless. Legalization would let states regulate a risky market.

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Google-backed genetic test approved

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:05
A Californian start-up will be allowed to advertise a mail order DNA test that screens for a rare genetic condition.

Williams joins Higgins in semis

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:04
Wales' Mark Williams beats Marco Fu and John Higgins overcomes Stephen Maguire to reach the Welsh Open semi-finals.

Why do people relate to fictional characters?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:02
Why do people relate so strongly to fictional characters?

Benetton pledge over Dhaka collapse

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 08:02
Fashion firm Benetton says it will pay into an international compensation fund for victims of a factory collapse that killed 1,138 people in Bangladesh.

Farah 'hurt' by nationality question

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:59
Mo Farah claims Andy Vernon questioned his nationality but his GB team-mate says the comment has been "hugely misrepresented".

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:57
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Dutch Soccer Fans Vandalize Rome's La Barcaccia Fountain

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:51

Across Italy, newspaper headlines decry two days of "guerrilla warfare" in the heart of Rome and television news shows scenes of devastation.

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Apprentices get 'exploitative wages'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:46
A report says apprentices are paid 'exploitative rates' and need to be paid better if the programme is to solve youth unemployment

Mandelson warns on tuition fee move

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:42
Labour's former Business Secretary Peter Mandelson says the party should wait until after the election before committing to a new tuition fees policy.

Administration Grants Tax Time Reprieve For Obamacare Procrastinators

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:39

There will be a special insurance enrollment period from March 15 to April 30 for people to use if they discover they owe a penalty for not having coverage when filling out their taxes.

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Cold envelops US East for second day

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:37
Bitterly cold temperatures have continued for a second day in the eastern half of the US, setting a number of record lows.

Husband jailed for nurse murder bid

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:35
Royston Jones is jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of attempting to murder his wife while she worked in an intensive care unit.

Boy trapped 20 feet down a ravine

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:33
Rescue operation is under way after a boy becomes trapped waist-deep in mud near Pontypridd.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:31
Penguins can't taste fish, only bitter and meaty flavours, and more news nuggets