National / International News

Disgust at paedophile doctor appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:25
A paedophile doctor's appeal against his 22-year sentence is "utterly contemptible", says the mother of one his victims.

US police call for biker gang truce

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:24
Police in Texas are calling on members of rival motorcycle gangs to stop fighting after a deadly shootout over the weekend left nine dead.

Student's road 'suicide' was 'set-up'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:19
The apparent suicide of a British student in Germany is likely to have been a "constructed set-up", an inquest is told.

PCS boss: 'Fight like never before'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:11
The leader of the biggest civil service union has urged trade unions to join forces to head off attacks from the new Conservative government.

Whales told apart 'by their voices'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:09
US researchers say that they can distinguish individual right whales based on the sound of their vocalisations.

An English 'Family Business,' Dedicated To A 2,000-Year-Old Roman Fort

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:08

Andrew Birley first visited Vindolanda, a Roman fort near the Scottish border, when he was still in his mother's womb. Now, he's the latest Birley to lead excavations at the site rich in artifacts.

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Dense Breasts Are Just One Part Of The Cancer Risk Calculus

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:06

Women with dense breasts are more likely to get cancer and less likely to catch it early on a mammogram. But degree of density matters too, a study finds, as do other factors like family history.

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Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:03

The Bradford boasted sweet flesh so coveted, 19th-century growers turned to guns and poison to thwart thieves. The melon all but vanished by the 1920s. Now a descendant of its creator is reviving it.

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NI largest law firm quits in protest

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 09:00
The largest law firm in Northern Ireland withdraws from all major criminal cases in a protest against new rules reducing the level of legal aid payments.

Chechen call for WhatsApp wife ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:59
Chechen leader urges men to stop their wives using WhatsApp after outcry over a controversial forced marriage spread on the messaging service.

'Huge drugs haul' in Sahara desert

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:59
The French army says it has seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs and a cache of weapons from militant Islamists in the desert in Niger.

Pitch Perfect 2 tops UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:38
Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.

Plan Bee: White House Unveils Strategy To Protect Pollinators

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:35

The national strategy addresses the alarming decline in honeybee populations. It calls for more bee habitat and more research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides.

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Four in 10 say too much TV violence

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:31
Four in 10 adults say there's too much violence and swearing on British TV, while a third complained of too much sex on screens, according to an Ofcom survey.

Biker Shootout Update: 7 Remain In Hospital; Uninvited Gang Had Come To Meeting

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:30

Giving an update on Sunday's violence, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton dismisses media reports that law enforcement officers had killed four bikers.

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Infection ate into student's eye

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:18
A student almost loses her sight from an infection she caught using contact lenses.

Passport pants smuggler jailed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:13
An air steward who tried to smuggle fake passports into the UK by hiding them in his underpants is jailed for five years.

VIDEO: Lightning strike hits Dublin college

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:11
A bolt of lightning struck the ground of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin on Monday during stormy weather.

Cardiff City Deal funding doubts

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:11
A deal to provide hundreds of millions of pounds of funding for building and transport projects in Cardiff and the surrounding areas could be in doubt.

'I want to be best of my generation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 08:00
World number one Rory McIlroy tells BBC Sport his ambition is to remain at the top and how he is learning from Tiger Woods.