National / International News

Imperial War Museum London to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:35
A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.

Shoplifting store hotspots revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 22:05
Food is the biggest target for shoplifters as latest figures reveal which stores are hit hardest.

Fond All-Star Farewell For Jeter, AL Beats NL 5-3

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:52

Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation during one more night on baseball's national stage. The AL kept up nearly 2 decades of dominance by beating the NL 5-3 Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years.

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VIDEO: Inside recaptured Iraqi town

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:28
Shiite militias have joined forces with Iraqi government troops to recapture the town of Balad, north of Baghdad.

'Going, going... Gove' - papers on reshuffle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
The second part of David Cameron's reshuffle of Conservative ministers dominates front pages, with the papers describing ex-education secretary's 'demotion'.

'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:24
'Why being a gay mum can help my career'

VIDEO: Russia feels heat of Ukraine conflict

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 21:19
Russia's Ministry of Defence has shown journalists what it says is the aftermath of a shell attack on its soil on Sunday, which killed one man.

Japan reactors pass restart hurdle

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 20:41
Japan's nuclear regulator gives preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart.

China's economic growth picks up

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:50
China's economy picks up speed in the April-to-June quarter, a sign that the government's stimulus moves have started to have an impact.

In pictures: Vietnam-China rig row

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:48
Oil rig raises tensions in a territorial row between Vietnam and China

California Approves $500 Fines For Residential Water-Wasters

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:16

Residents will have to pay for wasteful outdoor watering, including hosing down driveways and and washing a car without a shut-off nozzle.

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School's letter to pupils goes viral

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 19:03
A letter sent to pupils at a primary school with their test results telling them there are "many ways of being smart" goes viral.

The knife attack that changed Kunming

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:32
How a Chinese railway station attack devastated one family

'Heathrow City' designs unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:29
About 190,000 new homes, parklands or even a factory could replace Heathrow Airport in west London if it closes, designs unveiled by architects show.

VIDEO: Is this the end for Archie?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 18:13
One of the most famous characters in comic book history is set to bid a sad farewell.

Pre-diabetes label 'worthless'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:39
Labelling people as having pre-diabetes is "unhelpful and unnecessary", UK and US researchers write in the British Medical Journal.

Court backs Texas affirmative action

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 17:15
The University of Texas in Austin wins a court battle to continue to use race in selecting undergraduates, in order to increase diversity.

VIDEO: Europa and the hunt for alien life

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:35
The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?

VIDEO: Cuba's Guantanamo Bay dilemma

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:51
Guantanamo Bay has become synonymous with the US detention centre but to the native Cuban population, there is another controversy surrounding the facility.

Rennard suspension appeal rejected

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-15 15:49
Liberal Democrat officials reject an attempt by Lord Rennard to overturn his suspension from the party.

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