National / International News

'CS gas attack' closes hospital ward

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:12
A hospital A&E ward is closed after a suspected CS gas attack by a man who had been arrested by police.

VIDEO: The end of out-of-focus photography?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:05
The camera where you can change your focus after you take a picture.

VIDEO: Why do so many people feel so lonely?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 00:00
A poll commissioned by the BBC suggests that around four-million people expect to spend most of Christmas Day alone this year.

When Americans Head To Syria, How Much Of A Threat Do They Pose?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:49

In recent cases, teenage Americans were caught en route to Syria. They seem to be more naive than actual threats. U.S. law enforcement is trying to decide how to deal with them.

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A Liberian Prof Doesn't Like What He's Seeing On The News Blackboard

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:38

Samuel Gbazeki is one of the many Liberians who stop by the Daily Talk blackboard to check out the news. The English professor has a lot to say about the latest headlines.

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Britain spoke to US about CIA report

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:38
British intelligence agencies spoke to US counterparts about a report into CIA interrogation before it was published, Downing Street says.

VIDEO: 3D printed dress ready for catwalk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:37
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Liberia's Daily Talk: All The News That Fits On A Blackboard

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:33

The New York Times says it's the most widely read news source in Liberia's capital. It consists of a blackboard, upon which a journalist writes regular updates about everything from politics to Ebola.

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Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:19
The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria says more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in a twin bomb attack.

Niece murder accused on more charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:16
A Nottingham woman accused of murdering her niece faces further charges of cruelty to the girl and two other children.

Law to combat human trafficking

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 23:13
A specific law is being introduced to combat human trafficking and exploitation for the first time in Scotland.

VIDEO: Is Yodel failing to deliver this Christmas?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:55
The courier firm, Yodel, has stopped collecting parcels from retailers as it struggles to deliver the huge jump in online orders following the so-called Black Friday sales.

Water bills 'to fall by 5% by 2020'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:38
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.

'Man City can cope without Aguero'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:37
Robbie Savage on why he expects Manchester City to show they are not a one-man team without the injured Sergio Aguero.

Scherzinger debuts in Cats musical

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:37
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has made her West End debut as Grizabella in Cats - watched by Elaine Paige, who created the role more than 30 years ago.

VIDEO: Why do Japan's women give up work?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:35
Ahead of Japan's general election, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Shinzo Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children

Abbott takes career-best 6-14

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 22:17
Sean Abbott takes 6-14 in the second innings of his first match since his bouncer led to the death of Phillip Hughes.

Plan to reduce suicides is launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:58
A new plan to reduce suicides in Wales by focussing more on at risk groups is launched.

The challenges facing Sam Burgess

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:53
As Sam Burgess prepares to make his first start for Bath, can the rugby league star translate his success to the 15-man code?

VIDEO: 'Pineapple express' storm hits California

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 21:43
A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.