National / International News

VIDEO: Rare blue butterflies given fresh hope

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 16:04
Creating a haven for one of the UK's rarest species

Music maestro 'addicted' to Proms

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 16:04
Sir Andrew Davis on why he still gets nervous at the Proms

FedEx Charged With Shipping Drugs For Illegal Online Pharmacies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 16:03

Prosecutors say the company knowingly distributed controlled substances to customers who had never met with doctors. FedEx says it is innocent and that it will plead not guilty.

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VIDEO: Injuries after boat crash on Thames

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 16:00
Hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated from a tourist boat after it collided with a cargo vessel on the Thames.

Asperger's novel wins crime award

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:53
Rubbernecker by Belinda Bauer, about a student with Asperger's syndrome who investigates a murder, wins a top award for crime novel of the year.

At The Scene Of The Crash: An Attempt To Make Sense Of The Wreckage

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:45

Audie Cornish talks with reporter Noah Sneider, who's at the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region.

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Food learning theory for obese women

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:42
Obese women may have a "food learning impairment" that could explain their attitude to food, research from Yale School of Medicine suggests.

Controversial statin rules go ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:42
Doctors are told to offer cholesterol-lowering statins to millions more people in a massive and controversial expansion in prescribing.

The street photos of a 1950s nanny

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:26
The nanny who took more than 100,000 photos of daily life

The virus detective who discovered Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:25
The young medic who discovered the deadly Ebola bug

Online child abuse reports surge

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:25
Reports of child abuse images found on the internet have surged this month, the BBC has learned.

VIDEO: The whalebone sculptor

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:24
Artist Hamilton Coelho, best known for gigantic whalebone sculptures, gives a tour of his studio and home at the end of the longest beach in the world, Praia do Cassino in Brazil.

Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:23
Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk

Falklands residents' photos on show

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:21
Falklands residents' photos of their home

How to ask for $250m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:21
The dos and don'ts of pitching for business investment

Is it anti-social to use barbecues in parks?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:19
The angry backlash against barbecues in parks

Child car seat installers 'failing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 15:09
Many retailers who offer to install child car seats free of charge are guilty of "serious failings", according to a Which? investigation

VIDEO: Bill and Hillary Clinton's 52-year deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 14:50
Bill Clinton says he made a deal with his wife Hillary that after she supported his political career for 26 years, he would do the same whatever career she chose.

Manning to receive gender treatment

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 14:45
The US military will begin treatment for national security document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition.

Libya Asks U.N. For Assistance In Protecting Oil And Airports

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 14:42

Fighting worsened at the Tripoli airport and around the country. Libya's central government admitted it is too weak to protect infrastructure or control warring militia groups.

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