National / International News

Disabled children 'bullying victims'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:27
Primary school pupils with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests.

Alliance to narrow education gap

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:26
A campaign to tackle educational inequality is being launched by an alliance of employers, teachers' organisations and children's charities.

Speedboat death wife in safety plea

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:15
Victoria Milligan, whose husband and daughter were killed in a speedboat accident, urges other boat users to wear a safety "kill cord".

Government welfare policy expanded

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:12
The government's flagship welfare policy, Universal Credit, is set to be introduced in 90 jobcentres across north-west England, the work and pensions secretary says.

Caution: Elves

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:03
The country where 'hidden folk' can stop traffic

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 16:01
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The macabre world of books bound in human skin

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:59
The macabre world of books bound in human skin

VIDEO: Highlights: Japan 0-0 Greece

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:56
10-man Greece hold out for a 0-0 draw against Japan in their 2014 World Cup Group C match at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

Council report due on baby ashes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
A City of Edinburgh Council report into the cremation of babies at Mortonhall Crematorium in the capital is due to be released later.

Call for controls on fixed-odds bets

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:55
Gamblers in Glasgow bet more than £200m a year on controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals , an investigation has revealed.

CDC Says Dozens Of Workers Could Have Been Exposed To Anthrax

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:51

The live anthrax bacteria may have become airborne as lab workers were transferring it from one facility to another without following the correct procedure for rendering it inert, the CDC says.

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Worms live longer when starved

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:44
Tiny nematode worms "stop ageing" when they are starved and can go on to live twice as long as normal, a new study shows.

VIDEO: Crossing Mexico in a 'spacecraft'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:28
How two men crossed Mexico on abandoned train tracks

Confidence falls in Big Bang signal

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:25
Scientists who claimed to have found a pattern in the sky left by the super-rapid expansion of space just fractions of a second after the Big Bang say they are now less confident of their result.

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood's musical make-over

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:16
Clint Eastwood takes his inspiration from the stage as he adapts Broadway and West End hit Jersey Boys for the big screen

VIDEO: Miss Trunchbull shows softer side

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:15
The Royal Shakespeare Company presented a 'relaxed performance' of Matilda The Musical for the first time

Financial markets: Calm before the storm?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 15:00
Are investors overplaying their hand?

Songwriter Gerry Goffin, With Hits In The 60s And 70s, Dies At 75

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:48

Along with his musical partner and onetime wife, Carole King, he wrote such Top 40 hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman."

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Anthrax risk for 75 scientists in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-19 14:08
As many as 75 people working at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria and are receiving treatment.

House Republicans' Top Leadership Gets A Red-State Member

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-19 13:54

While California Rep. Kevin McCarthy was picked as the new House majority leader, more conservative members got someone closer to their ideological and regional liking for the majority whip position.

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