National / International News

Rates non-payment legal action rises

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
The number of court actions started for non-payment of rates is on the rise, according to figures provided to the BBC.

White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola

NPR News - 2 hours 38 min ago

The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

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Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

BBC - 3 hours 13 min ago
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.

Ukraine MPs to ratify key EU deal

BBC - 3 hours 45 min ago
Ukraine's lawmakers are set to ratify a landmark EU association agreement, but the implementation of a free trade deal is delayed.

Police search after Thailand deaths

BBC - 3 hours 48 min ago
Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.

Strong typhoon sweeps past Hong Kong

BBC - 3 hours 57 min ago
Typhoon Kalmaegi barrels past Hong Kong, closing schools and disrupting flights, on its way to mainland China from the Philippines.

VIDEO: Have you heard of Alibaba?

BBC - 5 hours 22 sec ago
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.

Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC - 5 hours 44 min ago
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

BBC - 6 hours 23 min ago
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.

VIDEO: On patrol with Kurds fighting IS in Iraq

BBC - 6 hours 30 min ago
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.

The tricky business of policing sex in public

BBC - 6 hours 34 min ago
Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

Call for further cut in sugar intake

BBC - 6 hours 52 min ago
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

No English parliament yet - Cameron

BBC - 7 hours 5 min ago
The UK government is not "remotely" near creating an English parliament, as some Conservative MPs have called for, PM David Cameron says.

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units

BBC - 7 hours 20 min ago
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by 19-year-old cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, who died in May, are revealed.

VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

BBC - 7 hours 21 min ago
Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.

Rugby players 'risk skin infections'

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
Rugby players who share towels, razors and cold baths are at risk of sharing serious skin infections too, public health experts warn.

Noisy neighbours 'top nuisance list'

BBC - 7 hours 40 min ago
More than a quarter of UK adults have had a problem with a nuisance neighbour in the past year, a survey for consumer organisation Which? suggests.

VIDEO: 'Audacious' comet landing site chosen

BBC - 7 hours 44 min ago
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to land on a 4km-wide comet later this year, identifies what it thinks is the safest place to touch down.

Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

NPR News - 7 hours 45 min ago

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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What makes a global top 10 university?

BBC - 7 hours 49 min ago
What are the world's best universities?
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