National / International News

Fresh questions for abuse inquiry head

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:42
Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.

VIDEO: Lady and the legend: Gaga and Bennett

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:40
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration

Air chiefs quit over Total boss death

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:32
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.

BBC 6 Music draws record listeners

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:29
BBC Radio 6 Music has won record audience figures, reaching almost two million listeners over the past three months, according to Rajar.

VIDEO: Jeremy Hunt welcomes NHS report

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:14
Jeremy Hunt welcomes a report which says drastic change is needed if the NHS is to avoid an annual shortfall.

Youth arrested over Cumbernauld rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:06
A 16-year-old boy is arrested after a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped as she walked home in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Fire victim, 3, ambulance delay probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 01:01
The family of a three-year-old girl who died after a house fire are demanding to know why an ambulance was not available to help her.

Balotelli shirt swap 'sheer madness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:58
Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson describes Mario Balotelli's half-time shirt swap as "sheer madness".

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:48
What's lurking in Sweden's waters?

No Mere Merry-Go-Round: Ohio Carousel Maker Carves From Scratch

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:47

Wooden carousels, with hand-carved and painted horses, seem like a relic of the past. But Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio, is one of a few companies still making them to order.

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Tweets In Hong Kong Put Kenny G In Jam With Communist Party

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:47

The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.

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Ebola Is Keeping Kids From Getting Vaccinated In Liberia

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:47

The rate for routine vaccinations of babies used to be 97 percent. Now the figure is 27 percent. Blame it on the rippling effects of the oubreak.

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Israel's Defense Minister: Mideast Borders 'Absolutely' Will Change

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:47

The blunt-talking Moshe Ya'alon says that Syria, Iraq and Libya have all been shattered by fighting in recent years and that the future map of the Middle East will look very different.

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Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:42
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

What price to save NHS?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:38
How much will politicians spend to save the NHS?

Rokoduguni ready to fly for England

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:29
Semesa Rokoduguni is electrifying for Bath and has the attributes to be the same for England, says BBC pundit Jeremy Guscott.

Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:29

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City demanding justice.

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Mexican Prosecutor Says Mayor, Wife Ordered Attack On Students

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:29

The mayor of Iguala and his wife, accused of being connected to the disappearance of 43 students, are now fugitives. Thousands of protesters marched in Mexico City Wednesday demanding justice.

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Nato jets 'intercept Russian plane'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:08
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.

Flintoff signs for Brisbane Heat

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 00:07
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff joins Brisbane Heat for the Australian Big Bash T20.
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