National / International News

Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:26
Pope Francis departs for Rome after drawing huge crowds and spreading a message of alleviating poverty in the Philippines.

VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:12
Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Bishop warns on drug executions

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 18:08
Executing Australian smugglers will not solve Indonesia's drug problem, FM Julie Bishop says, a day after six traffickers were executed in Indonesia.

The challenge of reporting cyberwar

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:48
Cyberwar could be the defining story for a generation, but journalists face an unprecedented challenge in reporting accurately.

Shanghai sharply lower in Asia trade

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:39
Mainland Chinese shares open almost 6% lower on Monday as brokerages fell on a crackdown by authorities over margin trading.

Cameron makes full employment vow

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:31
The Tories are committed to achieving full employment, David Cameron is to say as he announces plans for more loans for new firms.

Police catch teen couple on the run

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 17:14
Police in Florida arrest two teenagers who have been on the run for two weeks after eluding officers in several US states.

VIDEO: Ukraine claims airport victory

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:57
The Ukrainian military says it has reclaimed almost all of Donetsk airport from separatist rebels after launching what it described as a "massive operation" overnight.

From Wax Cylinders To Records, Saving The Sounds Of History

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:44

Many of the items in The British Library's vast collection of recorded sound are in danger of disappearing. Some just physically won't last much longer; others are stored in long-dead formats.

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Five things about the Zambian election

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:42
Ahead of Zambia's presidential election - called after Michael Sata died in office last year - the BBC's Nomsa Maseko looks at five things you need to know about the poll.

Is lack of democracy a problem for China?

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:34
The Chinese government may not embrace full democracy - but it will have to respond to growing demands for liberalisation from its population, says Jonathan Fenby.

The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:27
The man behind democracy's forgotten turning point

Families 'face income stagnation'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:24
Families with children are at greater risk than any other group of having less money than they need to live on, suggests a study.

Free online textbooks from top school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:23
A leading private school offers revision help by publishing free online textbooks to cover an entire exam course.

Eurostar to resume after disruption

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:18
Eurostar says it plans to run a full timetable on Monday, after passengers on the cross-Channel rail service suffered a weekend of delays and cancellations.

Changes proposed for court witnesses

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 16:00
Victims and witnesses should be warned of likely questioning in court of their sexual history or bad character, the director of public prosecutions says.

MH17: Quest for justice goes on

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 15:53
Relatives seek answers over MH17 Ukraine crash

Jihadist's mother warns of UK attacks

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 15:50
The mother of a former jihadist warns that unless more provision is made to rehabilitate people returning from war-torn Syria, the UK risks future terror attacks.

Dentists 'not clear about costs'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 15:49
People could be paying too much for dental treatment because dentists are not being clear about their prices, research by Which? has found.

'Designer baby debate should start'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-18 15:47
Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.