National / International News

US aid worker threatened in IS video

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:17
A man described as an American aid worker has appeared in an Islamic State video in which he has his life threatened by a masked militant.

An innocent man's letters from jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:16
Prison letters tell Guildford Four story

Venezuelan lawmaker Serra buried

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:38
Thousands of Venezuelans, including President Maduro, attend the funeral of lawmaker Robert Serra and his partner, who were murdered this week.

Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:08
Ukraine crisis chills Norway-Russia ties

VIDEO: The face you can see from space

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:04
The art you can see from space

Top 10 tips for being a best-selling author

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:57
How to be a best-selling author, by Sophie Kinsella

What makes a suitable military code name?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:55
The US mission in the Middle East is without a title. What makes a memorable code name?

IS steps up attack on key Syria town

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:54
Intense clashes have erupted as Islamic State militants advanced on the Syrian town of Kobane, while Turkey vows to help stop it falling.

What's the end game for anti-IS air strikes?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:52
How much success will jet strikes on IS achieve?

What We Know About The American Being Held By The Islamic State

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:48

Peter Kassig was an Iraq War veteran who went to Syria to volunteer at hospitals. In a profile aired by CNN in 2012, Kassig said he's an idealist who believes in hopeless causes.

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Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:44

Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion makes him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.

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Why so many marathon records are broken in Berlin

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:19
Why Berlin is the best place to run a record marathon

Coroner's criticism after baby died

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:18
A coroner criticises hospital staff's "lack of consideration" shown to a pregnant woman in labour, whose baby died shortly after being born.

The element that redefined time

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:16
The soft silvery metal that redefined time

England in a good place - Wilkinson

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:02
Jonny Wilkinson says England are in a "really good place" one year out from hosting the Rugby World Cup.

VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:58
British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.

Fire Breaks Out At Site Of Flight 93 National Memorial

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:52

The fire left three administrative buildings badly burned. The memorial marks the spot where United Flight 93 crashed during the terrorist attacks of September 11.

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From torture chamber to Hull City

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:40
Tortured in Egypt, self-made in England, hated by some Hull fans - Assem Allam on why he just wants to please the locals.

Prison officer 'stabbed' at jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:35
A prison officer is reported to have been stabbed as a disturbance breaks out at Swaleside jail in Kent.

Can Wenger break the Mourinho curse?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 14:30
Amy Lawrence on how Jose Mourinho has dominated against Arsene Wenger, turning the tables from Arsenal's previous dominance over Chelsea.
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