National / International News

Shell kills four at Donetsk school

BBC - 24 min 13 sec ago
A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.

One-arm driver 'not disabled enough'

BBC - 24 min 43 sec ago
A woman who was born with one arm claims she was denied a disability parking permit because she was not considered to be "disabled enough".

Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'

BBC - 30 min 12 sec ago
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.

Defiant HK protests on National Day

BBC - 31 min 11 sec ago
Thousands gather in central Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.

VIDEO: Spandau Ballet on 80s 'hedonism'

BBC - 31 min 22 sec ago
Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.

Family appeal over Syria case teen

BBC - 31 min 37 sec ago
The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

BBC - 38 min 48 sec ago
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

PwC announce 800 jobs for NI

BBC - 39 min 55 sec ago
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is creating 807 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £40m investment.

UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test

BBC - 40 min 31 sec ago
The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, faces tough questioning in the European Parliament.

In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

BBC - 43 min 39 sec ago
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong

Moazzam Begg terror charges dropped

BBC - 44 min 49 sec ago
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.

Remains found in Disappeared search

BBC - 50 min 30 sec ago
Human remains have been found in a County Meath bog by a team searching for an IRA victim missing for almost 40 years.

Police move on firearms officers

BBC - 50 min 44 sec ago
Police Scotland clarifies its policy on deploying firearms officers, following concerns over guns being carried on routine patrols.

Fresh strikes around key Syrian town

BBC - 51 min 30 sec ago
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.

PM: referendum 'was nerve-wracking'

BBC - 52 min 34 sec ago
The prime minister admits the week leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence was the most nerve-wracking of his life.

Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

NPR News - 56 min 25 sec ago

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

BBC - 58 min 42 sec ago
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

AUDIO: Cancer victim gives to hospital that failed her

BBC - 58 min 51 sec ago
A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.

Council 'service failure' warning

BBC - 59 min 5 sec ago
The body representing Welsh councils warns of a risk of a "comprehensive failure" of essential local authority services across Wales.

IS vehicles targeted by RAF Tornados

BBC - 59 min 56 sec ago
RAF Tornados fired four missiles at Islamic State vehicles west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence says.
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