National / International News

Two missing after fireworks blaze

BBC - 28 min 52 sec ago
Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

BBC - 29 min 5 sec ago
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.

Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups

BBC - 31 min 2 sec ago
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.

Double contest for Scottish Labour

BBC - 31 min 19 sec ago
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

Life term for puppy farm murders

BBC - 40 min 14 sec ago
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.

Paediatrician admits child sex abuse

BBC - 42 min 35 sec ago
A paediatrician from Greater Manchester admits grooming children online and sexually abusing young boys.

Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

NPR News - 45 min 9 sec ago

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

BBC - 46 min 36 sec ago
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

BBC - 51 min 6 sec ago
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

NHS Grampian chief to stand down

BBC - 51 min 10 sec ago
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.

How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?

BBC - 52 min 54 sec ago
Bottles of whisky have been removed from shops for containing high levels of antifreeze ingredient propylene glycol. How often is it used?

BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

BBC - 58 min 11 sec ago
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.

Banks may be forced to boost reserves

BBC - 1 hour 55 sec ago
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

BBC - 1 hour 9 min ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

Warmest UK Halloween on record

BBC - 1 hour 14 min ago
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

BBC - 1 hour 19 min ago
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

NPR News - 1 hour 21 min ago

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

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Labour win police commissioner poll

BBC - 1 hour 22 min ago
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

NPR News - 1 hour 25 min ago

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.

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