National / International News

Adams calls for life bans for dopers

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:45
World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.

Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:42
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.

Breastfeeding voucher trial results

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:39
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.

Feminist Hacker Barbie

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:25
Internet users edit 'sexist' book

'Poorest of poor' test talking tech

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:22
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.

Man warned over kidnap bumper sticker

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:15
A man is warned by police after driving around Leeds with a pick-up bumper sticker depicting a bound and hooded woman.

VIDEO: How the webcams were hijacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:14
Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam's webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm's kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves.

Solar tree to replace real city tree

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A 4m (13ft) tall "solar tree" is set to be installed in the centre of Bristol.

Councillor 'potential risk' to pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 08:03
A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".

Female bosses 'more depressed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.

How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59

The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

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Toure could feature in Nations Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:59
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Market for women's game 'proven'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:55
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.

Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:46

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Mike Nichols: Obituary of a Hollywood great

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:44
A look back at the life of Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols

Abuse killers sue over hurt feelings

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:42
Two paedophiles serving life sentences for murdering a woman launch a human rights bid to see each other in prison.

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:36

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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Marshall loses women's world title

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:27
British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.

A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:25

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.

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Blind could miss rest of the season

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 07:15
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be out for up to six months with a knee injury suffered while playing for the Netherlands.