National / International News

App links sighted helpers with blind people

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:45
New app gives blind people help to see

How Russia outfoxes its enemies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:39
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing

China's super-rich communist Buddhists

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:35
Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?

Morrison in Italy for Lazio talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:31
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison arrives in Italy for talks over a pre-contract agreement with Serie A side Lazio.

DfID criticised for agency oversight

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:29
The Department for International Development has been accused of "unacceptably poor" oversight of a UK-funded development agency.

Japan probes new 'hostage recording'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:20
Japan says it is investigating a purported new voice recording of hostage Kenji Goto, who is being held by Islamic State.

Police gunfire killed Sydney hostage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:18
The start of the coroners inquest into the Sydney cafe siege hears that one hostage, Katrina Dawson, was killed by fragments of a police bullet or bullets.

Samsung earnings hit by mobile sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:04
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics reported its first annual earnings decline in three years.

Too many women in jail says minister

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:57
The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:42

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:41
Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over IGCSEs.

Thousands 'need three-person babies'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:40
Nearly 2,500 women in the UK would benefit from a fertility technique to make babies from three people, a study suggests.

NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:39
Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

Rare Fox Takes A Walk In The Park, And Yosemite Staff Cheer

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:28

It's been nearly 100 years since a sighting of a Sierra Nevada red fox was documented in Yosemite National Park, according to park staff.

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Inactivity 'as serious as smoking'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:27
Fifteen medical organisations have jointly called for radical action to improve levels of physical activity in Scotland.

Miliband in Scots 'Home Rule' pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:24
A "Home Rule Bill for Scotland" would be introduced within the first 100 days of a Labour government, according to the party's leader.

VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:21
A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated.

'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:15
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.

Argentina's Nisman 'feared guards'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:14
Top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unexplained circumstances, borrowed a gun because he feared for his security, a colleague says.

Real Madrid to rename Bernabeu

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:02
Real Madrid are set to rename the Bernabeu as part of a sponsorship deal with a UAE-based petroleum investment company.