National / International News

Warnings bring coastal flood fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:12
Dozens of flood warnings remain in place, prompting fears of fresh flooding, while forecasters warn of high winds and large waves on Monday.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:05
Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse

Bitcoin crosses $1,000 on Zynga move

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:49
The value of Bitcoin tops $1,000 once again after social gaming firm Zynga says it will start accepting the virtual currency as a payment option.

Bedroom kit promises 'smarter sleep'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:46
A system that combines sensors monitoring body movement and room temperature with a colour changing lamp is one of several sleep systems to launch in Las Vegas.

Amsterdam's alcoholic street cleaners

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:29
Dutch alcoholics get incentive to pick up litter

Is there any point giving things up for January?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:13
January is traditionally the time for resolutions - but is there any real point to giving things up for a month?

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:48
One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.

No campaign 'must set out vision'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:38
The pro-Union campaign must set out in detail what a No vote in the independence referendum would mean for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon says.

Why are the Mint countries special?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:36
A four-part series on Radio Four focuses on the Mint countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - tipped as the next to assume their places at the high table of economic success. Jim O'Neill explains what they have in common.

The bank boss who likes to be different

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:10
No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently

VIDEO: Apples and orchids on Burma's slow train

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:03
Taking a slow ride on Burma's Circular Line around Yangon

VIDEO: Horror and fear of falling overboard

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:02
A woman who survived falling overboard a North Sea ferry tells Inside Out what it is like to be in the water as the ship sails away

VIDEO: Tackling drug-resistant TB in London

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:01
Health experts are trying to tackle an increase in a highly infectious drug-resistant form of tuberculosis which could leave London on the cusp of a TB epidemic.

VIDEO: Hibs fan 'disappears' after goal joy

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:00
A disappearing act of which magician David Blaine would be proud occurs as a Hibs fan celebrates his side's winning goal in the New Year Edinburgh derby.

Three held after 'substance' found

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 15:50
Three people are arrested and homes are evacuated after an "unknown substance" is found at a house in Hull.

The Internet's Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 15:11

Two years ago, strange sets of bewildering puzzles appeared on the Internet, with a message encouraging "highly intelligent individuals" to try to break the code. The code led to more clues spanning a global Internet mystery, that has yet to be solved.

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VIDEO: Convoy under attack in S Sudan battle

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 14:59
As the South Sudan peace talks continue to make little headway, there is a fierce battle to take the strategic town of Bor.

Calif. Toxin Law Warns Consumers, But Can Burden Businesses

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 14:54

Proposition 65 requires businesses to post public announcements about toxic chemicals in in their products. The law has been on the books for more than 20 years, and though it protects consumers, some say lawsuits over compliance disproportionately affect small businesses.

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Small jet crashes in Colorado

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 14:17
A small plane crashes on landing at Aspen airport in the US state of Colorado, killing one of three people on board, officials say.

FA Cup review: Moyes misery & Hammers humiliated

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 13:57
An exciting weekend sees Manchester United lose at home again, Forest thrash West Ham and Aston Villa humbled by a League One side

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