National / International News

House prices 'rose by 7.5%' in 2013

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:29
House prices across the UK rose by 7.5% last year, according to the Halifax, the country's largest mortgage lender.

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:11
Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's hails 'strong sales'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:08
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's says it had a good Christmas, as record transactions made up for a difficult October and November.

Turkish police purge spreads

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:59
Police chiefs in at least 15 of Turkey's 81 provinces are removed from their posts overnight as the government struggles to contain a corruption scandal.

Is Tesco on the turn?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:32
Christmas consumer spending marked by shift to internet shopping

Voters 'should have ID at elections'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Voters should be required to show photo ID at polling stations in Great Britain to lessen the risk of fraud, the Electoral Commission says.

VIDEO: Chiwetel 'amazed' at Bafta nomination

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Bafta nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tim Webber talk about how it feels to be nominated for a Bafta.

Airport numbers prompt job fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:26
There are fears jobs could be lost at City of Derry Airport as it emerges the City of Culture celebrations made "no significant impact" on passenger numbers.

Cyberbullying 'on rise' - ChildLine

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:13
The charity ChildLine says it has seen a large increase in the number of children contacting it with concerns about online bullying.

No team, no money, no future?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:11
Why a small Italian town could hold the key in the fight to stop an Olympic sport dying out in Britain

The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:53
The bed that has its own app and other sleep technology

Even In Snowden-Friendly Brazil, Asylum May Be 'Bridge Too Far'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:31

Should they or shouldn't they? That's the question Brazilians are asking themselves after Edward Snowden's "open letter" lauding Brazil's role in protecting privacy rights and alluding to his hand in uncovering spying against their president.

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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31-Year-Old Hopes To Ski Past Her (Younger) Competitors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:30

Holly Brooks made the switch from coach to world-class athlete in 2009, after an epiphany on a hospital gurney. Now she's hoping to compete in the Winter Olympics for a second time. She says she has something many of her younger competitors lack: perspective.

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Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:29

In 1964, President Johnson traveled to Martin County, Ky., to try to sell his "war on poverty" to the American public. The initiative spawned dozens of government programs, including Medicaid and Head Start. Residents in Martin County say the programs helped — but what they really need is steady work.

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VIDEO: Computer code lessons at primary school

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:28
Lessons in computer programming will be adopted by the national curriculum for primary schools in England from September - but this is not a new concept for schools in Estonia.

Thai lawmakers face Senate probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:51
Thailand's anti-graft body says it will charge 308 politicians over a failed constitutional amendment, as Bangkok protests continue.

BBC Sound of 2014: Banks

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:43
Sultry R&B singer Banks comes third in BBC new music list

Four killed in helicopter crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:40
Four people are killed as a US Air Force helicopter crashes while on a "low level" training exercise in north Norfolk.

VIDEO: Hell freezes over in the US

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 23:13
As cold weather continues to hit the US, the small town of Hell in Michigan has ground to a halt due to a thick carpet of snow.

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