National / International News

Degree apprenticeships launched

BBC - 48 min 8 sec ago
Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a new scheme.

AC/DC drummer appears in court in NZ

BBC - 1 hour 5 min ago
The Australian drummer of rock group AC/DC briefly appears in court in New Zealand, arriving late, to face a charge of threatening to kill.

Museum fossils are new dino species

BBC - 1 hour 12 min ago
A new species of horned dinosaur is identified from fossils held in a Canadian museum for 75 years.

Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, And Melts Hearts

NPR News - 1 hour 22 min ago

After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles to stay with them. Now Arthur the dog is famous – and it all started with a meatball.

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Dozens arrested in HK crackdown

BBC - 1 hour 23 min ago
More than 80 people are arrested overnight in Hong Kong after clashes sparked by the removal of a protest camp in Mong Kok.

'Silver surfers' more health savvy

BBC - 1 hour 27 min ago
Older people who regularly use the internet and take part in cultural activities may be better equipped to keep on top of their health, research suggests.

Smartphone eye team in funds appeal

BBC - 1 hour 28 min ago
The team behind a portable eye examination kit that uses smartphones is crowdfunding to raise funds for its new innovation.

VIDEO: Sony cyber attack leaves questions

BBC - 1 hour 49 min ago
Sony Pictures, the movie distribution arm of the Japanese consumer electronics giant, has been the target of a cyber attack. But there are few details.

Clegg: 'No caps' on EU migration

BBC - 2 hours 22 min ago
David Cameron should not propose caps or quotas on EU migration to the UK, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.

Wilson Describes Confrontation With Brown In ABC Interview

NPR News - 2 hours 42 min ago

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, says he has "a clean conscience" about the shooting; he also says he's sorry for the loss of life.

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Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

BBC - 2 hours 47 min ago
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Watchdog warning over benefit delays

BBC - 2 hours 54 min ago
Ministers risk racking up a multi-billion pound bill if IT systems to run their flagship benefit reform are not introduced on time, a watchdog claims.

Art and suffering unite in Geneva

BBC - 3 hours 11 sec ago
How celebrated artists bear witness to human suffering

Ceop failures 'leave children at risk'

BBC - 3 hours 3 min ago
Children are being put at risk because of deficiencies at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, ex-staff tell BBC Newsnight.

'The war on Facebook'

BBC - 3 hours 10 min ago
Wednesday's big story in the newspapers is over criticism by MPs that Facebook did not alert the security services to terror threats made by one of the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

New anti-terror powers to be unveiled

BBC - 3 hours 20 min ago
New measures to tackle terrorism are to be published by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a "greater" terror threat than ever before.

Troops sent to quell Ferguson unrest

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
The US state of Missouri orders 2,200 National Guardsmen to Ferguson to quell unrest after a police officer was cleared over the killing of Michael Brown.

Most stop-and-searches unsuccessful

BBC - 3 hours 35 min ago
The majority of stop-and-searches conducted by Police Scotland have failed to find any illegal items in recent months, it emerges.

Sturgeon to outline government plans

BBC - 3 hours 37 min ago
Plans for an alternative to council tax are expected to be at the core of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's plans for the coming year.

A 'generation to change bank culture'

BBC - 3 hours 50 min ago
A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.