National / International News

Wedding ceremony held underwater

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:53
Bride and groom hold a wedding ceremony in a 1.5 million litre seawater divers' training tank at Fort William.

US-Iran relations: A brief guide

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:50
From the 1953 CIA-orchestrated overthrow of Iran's prime minister to a phone call between Presidents Obama and Rouhani and possible direct talks on Iraq, BBC News looks at more than 60 years of tricky US-Iran relations.

The resonance of Occupy

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:37
How much of a splash has protest movement had?

VIDEO: NHS pay: Staff morale is 'dreadful'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:37
Thousands of NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have been staging four hour strikes.

Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:24
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.

Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:16

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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Cape Verde evacuation over volcano

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:15
A volcano erupts in the Cape Verde islands, causing residents living in the vicinity to be evacuated and a local airport to be closed.

Transplant fears over kidneys deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:05
People who need organ transplants may "die needlessly" following concerns raised by the death of two patients given kidneys infected by a parasitic worm, a leading transplant surgeon warns.

Muslim girl speaks of grooming ordeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 01:00
A teenager who was groomed in Yorkshire tells her story

Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:56
The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says.

Festival drops rape accused editor

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:45
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.

VIDEO: 'King of Fish' returns to UK rivers

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:39
Successful conservation projects have reversed the decline of salmon in many UK rivers, as John Maguire reports.

Campbell 'threatens talks integrity'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:26
The integrity of current political talks in Northern Ireland are called into question by a senior DUP man's 'toilet paper' comments, says Sinn Féin.

'Serious infection' at NI hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:24
A rare infection breaks out within the intensive care unit at Northern Ireland's biggest hospital.

Men injured in flat blast arrested

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-24 00:10
Two men who were seriously burned in a blast at a flat in south Birmingham are arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life, police say.

VIDEO: Flying the 'Nintendo' fighter jet

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:42
BBC Click's Dave Lee finds out what it's like flying the newest advanced fighter jet, the F-35 Lightning II.

Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:42

The Marine Corps have begun a year-long experiment to decide if women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:40

Physicians with small practices may be especially hard hit by federal regulations that aim to bring doctoring into the digital age in 2015.

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An African Village Inspires A Health Care Experiment In New York

NPR News - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:38

Dr. Prabhjot Singh lives and works in Harlem, a neighborhood plagued by chronic disease. He thinks an African model of health care can help — training people in the community to be health educators.

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Apology for flaw in South Korea exam

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 23:28
South Korea's education minister apologises for a mistake in the national college entrance exam which meant two answers were correct.