National / International News

Don't Fire The Comcast Guy, Says Caller Who Tried To Cancel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:20

The man whose frustrating call to Comcast went viral says the customer service rep should not be fired. Ryan Block says the problem he encountered is far more systemic than one person.

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Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:09

After a taste of Singaporean sup tulang, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.

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Bergdahl retains civilian lawyer

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:03
Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl retains his lawyer amid an ongoing Army investigation into his 2009 disappearance from a base in Afghanistan.

'Threats' made to Cyril Smith police

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 10:01
A friend of Cyril Smith made "veiled threats" to a senior detective investigating sex abuse claims against the Liberal MP, a report reveals.

'Abused children' rescued in Mexico

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:51
Mexican police rescue more than 450 children they believe were abused at a children's home in the western state of Michoacan.

School meals may face 'difficulties'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:38
Nick Clegg admits primary schools may have "difficulties" in providing free meals for under-sevens, as councils and schools complain about the impact on their budgets.

VIDEO: UK heat linked to Pacific storm

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:33
How can a super typhoon in the Northwest Pacific spark off thunderstorms in the UK? Peter Gibbs explains.

Gaza deaths pass 200 amid more fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:29
The death toll from nine days of violence between Israel and Gaza militants passes 200, as four Palestinian children die in a strike on a beach.

Night vision fighter helmet unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:28
A new helmet that allows pilots to see in the dark via an integrated night vision camera is unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow.

Cook questions India as Jadeja charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:24
Alastair Cook says India's claim James Anderson abused and pushed Ravindra Jadeja, who has also been charged, is "a tactic".

660 arrests in paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:18
Hundreds of suspected paedophiles, including doctors and teachers, are held as part of six-month operation led by the National Crime Agency.

Blogger fined for restaurant review

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:15
A French judge rules against a blogger whose restaurant review is deemed too prominent in Google search results.

Hawking: 'I support Assisted Dying'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:10
Professor Stephen Hawking on why he supports assisted dying

Stand-off in brain project debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 09:09
After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.

Mail reshuffle story sexist - Clegg

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:57
Nick Clegg attacks the Daily Mail over a "sexist" story on the fashion choices of female MPs promoted in a reshuffle.

Court upholds Assange arrest warrant

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:56
A Swedish court decides to maintain an arrest warrant against fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on charges of sexual assault.

14 arrests in NI paedophile inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:55
Fourteen suspected paedophiles have been arrested in Northern Ireland as part of a UK-wide operation targeting people who access child abuse images online.

Viola Davis Gets Groundbreaking Role As ABC Bets On Diversity

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:51

This fall, ABC will offer its most ethnically diverse slate of new shows in recent memory. But getting people to talk freely about why that's happened is still difficult.

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VIDEO: Stephen Hawking backs right to die bill

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:46
Professor Stephen Hawking tells the BBC's Fergus Walsh why he is backing Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

£75m Suarez '100% a Barcelona player'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 08:43
Luis Suarez, the banned Liverpool and Uruguay striker, is now "100%" a Barcelona player, the Spanish club says.

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