National / International News

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 09:00
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Ambulance trust fined for slowness

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:59
The East of England Ambulance Service is fined £1.2m over failures to meet emergency response times.

India's growth hits two year high

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:52
India's economy grew by 5.7% in the three months to June, its fastest pace in two-and-a-half years, according to an official estimate.

VIDEO: Japanese art projected onto human faces

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:49
Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new work that involves projecting his designs onto a human face

VIDEO: BBC presenter Amroliwala's best bits

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:49
Presenter Matthew Amroliwala is leaving the BBC's News Channel after 16 years to work at BBC World.

Egged MP suspends campaign tour

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:39
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "co-ordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

More defectors to UKIP 'odds on'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:36
Further Conservative MPs are "more likely than not" to defect to UKIP, says the party's treasurer Stuart Wheeler.

VIDEO: Millions spent on restoring moors

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:29
Helicopters are being used to help restore peat bogs on moorland in West Yorkshire.

Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:29

The disappearance of MH370 and the shooting down of MH17 in recent months have compounded the hit to the carrier's already shaky bottom line.

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Mayor resigns over taxi rapist

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 08:27
A mayor has resigned after a taxi driver he recommended was found to have been convicted of rape, a council says.

Russian rouble falls to new low

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:59
The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:53
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:52
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:50
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.

Tribute to dog rescue train victim

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
The family of a university graduate who was killed while trying to rescue a dog from a railway pay tribute to their "beautiful and talented" daughter.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:48
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Charity boss cleared of two charges

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:47
A former race equality charity boss is cleared of two counts of fraud but a third charge relating to a cheque for over £9,000 is still outstanding.

VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:43
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6000 jobs, nearly a third of its staff, as part of a recovery plan following the loss of two planes this year.

Not the Balotelli show - Rodgers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:28
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the club's harmony will not be affected by the arrival of Mario Balotelli.

A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 07:28

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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