National / International News

Resurgent Watson facing toughest test

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:36
With the help of a new coach, Heather Watson has fought back from illness and injury and is targeting a top-10 scalp at Wimbledon.

High Court Says Police Need A Warrant For Most Cellphone Searches

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:22

The Supreme Court's 9-0 decision is seen as a strong defense of privacy in the digital age. But the justices did rule that warrantless searches could be allowed in some exigent circumstances.

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Sudan death row woman 'faked papers'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:21
The Sudanese woman freed from death row, Meriam Ibrahim, is accused of trying to leave the country with fake documents, her lawyer tells the BBC.

Pupil death gym to be demolished

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:10
The gym hall where an Edinburgh school girl was killed is to be demolished this summer.

VIDEO: Shearer calls for Suarez global ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:06
Former England captain Alan Shearer calls for Liverpool and Uruguay star Luis Suarez to face a lengthy "worldwide ban" for allegedly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

US 'to rename' China embassy street

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 08:02
The US is set to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington DC after a noted Chinese dissident.

Hillsborough pen at 'twice capacity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:53
A pen at Hillsborough stadium where fans were fatally crushed was packed to almost twice its safe capacity when tragedy struck, inquests hear.

Kandinsky On A Plate: Art-Inspired Salad Just Tastes Better

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:48

Would a salad arranged like an abstract painting be more enjoyable and valuable to diners than a typical salad presentation? Psychologists tried to find that out.

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England football squad arrive home

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:43
The England squad return to the UK after going out of the World Cup at the group stage for the first time since 1958.

US GDP shrinks 2.9% in first quarter

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:41
The US economy suffered its worst performance for five years in the first quarter 2014, a third official estimate has shown.

Researchers create goosebump sensor

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:34
A South Korean research institute has developed a goosebump sensor that it says could be used to measure changes in a wearer's emotional state.

Long lost plans aid computer rebuild

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:34
Detailed circuit diagrams for one of Britain's pioneering computers have come to light during a project to reconstruct the machine.

Go-ahead for cheque photo plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:22
A system that will allow people to pay in a cheque by taking a photo on their smartphone has moved a step closer.

Thailand arrests 'Russian gang boss'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:17
Alexander Matusov, wanted in connection with dozens of murders and kidnappings in his native Russia, is arrested in Thailand.

Woman, 90, dragged off and raped

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:14
A 90-year-old woman was dragged off a street and raped in Greater Manchester, police say.

Why America May Be Ready For Some Futbol

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:11

The aspects of soccer that once annoyed many people now seem part of everyday life.

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US court backs mobile phone privacy

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:10
The US Supreme Court has ruled police cannot search the digital contents of mobile phones of those arrested without a warrant.

PFA chief fears for Suarez's career

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:10
Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor fears for the career of Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

No nose jobs on Iran TV?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:05
Tehran TV channel bans actors who have had cosmetic surgery

Heart Of The Matter: Treating The Disease Instead Of The Person

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-25 07:05

When a man winds up in the hospital after a heart attack, he feels the doctors and nurses treated him poorly. But they have a completely different view. They see his case as a resounding success.

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