National / International News

VIDEO: 'Keep on fighting for me'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 19:39
Eric Garner's daughter says she will be satisfied only "when these cops...get what they deserve".

UK to set up Mid East military base

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 18:46
The UK is establishing its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

VIDEO: 'People have had it' with police

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 18:17
Spike Lee has said that people in the United States "have had it" with police in the wake of the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

VIDEO: Third night of protests in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:28
Protesters gather across the US to demonstrate their anger at the decision not to prosecute the police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold.

VIDEO: Seal colony breaks pupping records

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:14
A record-breaking number of seal pups have been born at a nature reserve in north Norfolk with another two months of the breeding season remaining.

Seals filmed at night for first time

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:06
Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch series.

Grand jury to consider NYC shooting

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:55
A US grand jury will consider charges in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in New York City, as protests over others deaths continue.

@OrkneyLibrary's 7 favourite bookish Twitter feeds

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:29
Seven @OrkneyLibrary favourites

Thousands flee Typhoon Hagupit

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:28
About half a million people flee coastal villages in the Philippines as powerful Typhoon Hagupit heads towards areas devastated by a storm last year.

Haiti hit by anti-government clashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:27
Thousands of anti-government protesters clash with police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, calling for overdue elections to be held.

Been and Gone: An eccentric duchess and a clown fanatic

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:23
An eccentric duchess and a clown fanatic

Why 361 needles are better than one

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:15
Why 361 needles are better than one

VIDEO: British man guilty of bathtub murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:12
A British man has been found guilty by a court in France of murdering his then-fiancee in a Paris hotel.

Kenya bus attack survivor: 'I played dead'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:07
The distressing story of surviving a militant bus shooting in Kenya

VIDEO: Elgin marble on display in Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:03
One of the Elgin Marbles, a headless depiction of the river god Ilissos, is on display in Russia.

Weekly Wrap: Gentrification and and the jobs report

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:00

Joining Kai to talk about the week's news is Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and Cardiff Garcia from FT Alphaville. First up, we widen the scope of our "York & Fig" series to look at gentrification on a national scale. Then: we look at Friday's "unambiguously good" jobs report.

Shops' disability access 'shocking'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 15:42
Thousands of shops have failed to adapt their premises for disabled customers, with a fifth excluding wheelchair users, research finds.

The diplomat’s portable handbook (wheelbarrow required)

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 15:24
The diplomat who wrote a 'portable handbook' - in six hefty volumes

Call for surveillance laws overhaul

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 15:07
Surveillance laws that allow police to access the phone records of individuals are not fit for purpose, the Home Affairs Select Committee says.