National / International News

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers

BBC - 53 min 40 sec ago
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.

E-cig liquid 'potentially harmful'

BBC - 1 hour 40 min ago
E-cigarette liquid bought on Tyneside contained a potentially harmful chemical, an investigation by BBC Inside Out finds.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued

BBC - 2 hours 6 min ago
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

Archbishop issues terror asylum plea

BBC - 2 hours 15 min ago
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.

Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan

BBC - 2 hours 38 min ago
Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

Dictionary completed after 101 years

BBC - 2 hours 39 min ago
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.

How might a currency change affect UK?

BBC - 2 hours 47 min ago
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

NPR News - 2 hours 49 min ago

American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

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Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

BBC - 2 hours 55 min ago
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

Drama brings craft of eye-making to life

BBC - 3 hours 19 min ago
Drama brings craft of the ocularist to life

The priest who brokered peace

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
How this man helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago

EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum

BBC - 3 hours 53 min ago
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".

Original Jethro Tull bassist dies

BBC - 3 hours 59 min ago
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce

BBC - 4 hours 18 min ago
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.

US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli

BBC - 4 hours 23 min ago
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.

Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge

BBC - 4 hours 51 min ago
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.

Pakistan protesters in police clash

BBC - 5 hours 35 min ago
More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - 6 hours 2 min ago
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Belgian refugees build UK family

BBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
Tracing the story of one family of WW1 refugees

Missing Ashya King found in Spain

BBC - 6 hours 22 min ago
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.
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