National / International News

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

BBC - 48 min 26 sec ago
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - 1 hour 25 min ago
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

BBC - 1 hour 47 min ago
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

BBC - 1 hour 52 min ago
A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

BBC - 1 hour 53 min ago
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

Learning disabled care campaign

BBC - 2 hours 21 min ago
Where should people with learning disabilitieslive?

Turning Berlin into a work of art

BBC - 2 hours 30 min ago
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin

Sassoon war diaries published online

BBC - 2 hours 41 min ago
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 22

BBC - 3 hours 5 min ago
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 22 people and injures more than 200 others.

Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

NPR News - 3 hours 10 min ago

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

BBC - 3 hours 11 min ago
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

BBC - 3 hours 16 min ago
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

BBC - 3 hours 16 min ago
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

Israel and Hamas agree new truce

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
Israel and Hamas agree to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire to begin on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting between the two sides.

Exam body to check 'extra help' data

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
The exams regulator Ofqual is to collect information on how many private school students receive extra time in exams, compared with state pupils.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - 3 hours 47 min ago
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?

America's 'inexorably' botched executions

BBC - 3 hours 51 min ago
America's long history of executions that go wrong

Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

BBC - 4 hours 5 min ago
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

BBC - 4 hours 10 min ago
The last men making scissors the traditional way

World War One battlefields 100 years on

BBC - 4 hours 11 min ago
World War One battlefields, 100 years on
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