National / International News

The assisted dying debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:25
What disabled people think of assisted dying

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest cat?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:55
A Lincolnshire couple are vying to be the owners of the world's oldest cat.

Honduras calls for anti-drugs plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:47
Honduras President Juan Hernandez calls for an anti-drugs plan in Central America as part of a strategy to stop illegal child migration to the US.

VIDEO: 'Hippie crack' inspires exhibition

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:29
Gilbert and George turn to a funny source of inspiration for their latest exhibition: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas.

Iraqi Shia support troops with 'meals-on-wheels'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:49
Iraqi Shia support troops and militiamen with 'meals-on-wheels'

In pictures: Ethiopia's Circus Debre Berhan

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:46
How an Ethiopia circus troupe hit the big time

US and EU boost sanctions on Russia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:39
The US and EU bolster sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, prompting an angry reaction from Vladimir Putin.

The rise of Hitler hashtags

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:27
Who is using them - and why?

California death penalty 'illegal'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:26
A federal judge in California rules the death penalty is "dysfunctional" and violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

India's growing breast milk banking network

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:18
India's growing breast-milk banking network

Pushing frontiers of deep sea exploration

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:14
Pushing back the frontiers of undersea exploration

VIDEO: Lamb changes view on assisted dying

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:06
Minister for Care and Support Norman Lamb changes his position on assisted dying, saying there would be "very clear safeguards".

Obama Unrolls New Sanctions Against Russia

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 16:02

President Obama delivered a whirlwind news conference Wednesday, discussing a series of foreign policy issues from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Obama also announced a new round of sanctions against Russian banks, energy companies and individuals for what he sees as interference in Ukrainian affairs.

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Cycling legend, 83, knocked off bike

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:42
83-year-old cycling legend Brian Robinson - the first Briton to finish the Tour de France - is taken to hospital after being knocked off his bike near his home in West Yorkshire.

VIDEO: Overcoming fear and grief in Mexico City

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:33
After his wife's death, writer Francisco Goldman spent five years in mourning before embracing Mexico City life again.

The godfather of internet jihad?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:29
Did this man's 1996 website launch a new era of jihad?

Chasing the silver dollar

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:09
The entrepreneurs targeting senior citizens

Cities 'should generate energy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:01
Cities should invest in green energy production to compete with the main UK energy suppliers, the IPPR think tank suggests.

F1 can be very cruel, says Vettel

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 15:00
World champion Sebastian Vettel says he has had a “rough” start to 2014 but is confident he can turn things around.

Newcastle sign Riviere from Monaco

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 14:58
Monaco striker Emmanuel Riviere joins Newcastle on a long-term contract for a fee believed to be about £5m.
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