National / International News

Hunt wants public oath for teachers

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:25
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:55
Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.

UN hopes for rapid Ebola containment

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:52
The UN special envoy on Ebola David Nabarro tells the BBC he hopes the Ebola outbreak can be brought under control within three months.

UK troops 'training' Kurdish forces

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:01
A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers are training Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.

Memorial service for Alan Henning

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 18:14
A memorial service for Alan Henning, who was murdered by Islamic State militants in Syria, is to take place in Manchester.

Kobane situation 'dangerous' - US

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 17:32
The situation in Kobane, the northern Syrian town under attack from IS militants, remains "dangerous," says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Putin 'orders Russia troop pullback'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the withdrawal of thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border, Russian media report.

Mexico bodies 'not all students'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:38
Some bodies found in shallow graves are not those of 43 students who went missing after clashes with police in Iguala, the state governor says.

How do we give dignity to the dying?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:30
Whatever happened to the traditional 'deathbed'?

Two men injured in Tube stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:21
Two men have been stabbed while travelling on a Tube train in north-west London, British Transport Police say.

How English became language of science

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:57
How the US changed the language of science

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:51
The latest iPhone debate - and more weekly trends in 60 seconds

Frozen faeces in gut infection trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:26
Capsules containing frozen faecal material could help people with C. difficile gut infections, results from an early-stage trial suggest.

The fatal attraction of lead

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:23
The wine-sweetening metal that may have caused a crime wave

How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:22
How Morocco became a haven for gay writers in the 1950s

VIDEO: Ponies munch a meadow back to life

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:20
Researchers track wild ponies with GPS collars as they graze an abandoned meadow back to its former glory

Salmond seeks Treasury investigation

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:03
The first minister asks for an investigation into allegations that the Treasury disclosed market-sensitive information about RBS.

VIDEO: Battle for Kobane continues

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 14:08
The US carries out further airstrikes against extremists from Islamic State, who have besieged the Syrian town of Kobane for nearly a month.

VIDEO: UK tests Ebola outbreak response

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 13:56
A national exercise takes place to test how the UK would deal with a potential outbreak of the Ebola virus.