Peter Sheil (petersheil) wrote,
Peter Sheil
petersheil

News from the BBC

This is just a selection of the top news stories from two sections of my daily newsletter from the BBC. I find it interesting to see the range of stories covered, but then I'm a fan of the BBC :)

Peace
peter

TOP STORIES

Bush sets out re-election vision
President Bush promises to build a safer world and a better America, in his address to the Republican convention.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/americas/3621288.stm

Self-inflicted jail deaths rise
Figures seen by the BBC show that in August self-inflicted deaths in English prisons reached a new monthly high.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/england/3622920.stm

Russia siege goes into third day
Negotiators renew talks with an armed group holding hundreds hostage at a school in southern Russia.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/world/europe/3623088.stm

UK house prices retreat in August
UK house prices fell by 0.6% in August as recent interest rate rises took hold, the Halifax says.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/business/3623570.stm

Two RAF crew killed in training
Two members of an RAF crew are killed and one injured after their aircraft crashes on a training exercise.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/england/norfolk/3623430.stm

SCIENCE/NATURE

Tours open up science treasures
The Science Museum opens its vast west London storerooms to public view - 170,000 objects that include Stone Age tools and even freeze-dried GM mice.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3622710.stm

Cats may carry the bird flu virus
The bird flu virus that can kill humans has the potential to be spread by cats, scientists have found.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/health/3620532.stm

Soya boom threat to South America
Some of South America's key areas are at risk from soya bean exports, campaigners say.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3622108.stm
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