National / International News

At the top of their game

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:22
Competition winners in Belarus

Blakelock's widow in witness appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:20
The widow of PC Keith Blakelock urges anyone who knows about her husband's murder during riots in 1985 to "search your heart and please come forward".

Forecast for deadly jellyfish blooms

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:11
The arrival of box jellyfish blooms could be predicted by monitoring ocean winds, a study suggests.

KLM aircraft makes emergency landing

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:02
A passenger aircraft makes an emergency landing at Norwich Airport after the pilot reports an electrical fault and fumes in the cockpit.

Brazuca: Secrets of the new World Cup ball

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 17:01
The Brazuca has been unveiled as the new ball for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but is it up to the task?

Elizabeth Arden shares slump on loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:59
Shares of US cosmetics-maker Elizabeth Arden plunge after it posts a surprise loss and hires an investment bank to explore its options.

Sats calculator ban 'backward step'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:57
Banning the use of calculators in this year's maths Sats tests in England is a "backwards step", academics warn.

VIDEO: US children aged 12 pick tobacco

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:47
A human rights group has released a report highlighting how US labour rules allow children as young as 12 to pick tobacco. The BBC went to North Carolina to hear from child workers and a tobacco farmer.

Oscar-Winning Director Malik Bendjelloul Dies At 36

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:46

Swede Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man, won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2013. He died in Stockholm.

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Camera crews allowed into Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:45
A camera crew will be allowed into the Commons for the first time later to cover Prime Minister's Questions.

Why Nigeria has not defeated Boko Haram

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:33
Why Nigeria's army cannot defeat Boko Haram

Wildfire Evacuation Orders Lifted For Most In Southern California

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:25

More than 20,000 residents around San Diego have been allowed to return home. In Santa Barbara County, a small number of homes and business still must stay away.

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Schoolgirl offers money to India's central bank

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:14
The 10-year-old who sent $20 to bail out India's central bank

New security plan for Mexico state

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:03
Mexico announces a fresh security push in Tamaulipas, one of the country's most dangerous states where the intelligence chief was killed last week.

Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 16:00

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.

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VIDEO: 'I left my gang before I was killed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:56
'I left my gang behind before I was killed'

Sense of purpose 'adds years to life'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:45
Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, say scientists.

VIDEO: London's £30,000 house of the future?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:37
The Y:Cube housing unit is the YMCA's solution to the lack of affordable housing in UK cities.

VIDEO: One woman's electronics revolution

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:15
Ayah Bdeir is on a mission to make electronics accessible to everyone with her company, littleBits.

Call for licensing of sunbed salons

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 15:13
City seeks to clamp down on sunbed misuse
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