National / International News

Factory blast kills 15 in Bulgaria

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:33
A blast at an explosives factory north of Sofia kills 15 people, prompting Bulgaria to declare Friday a day of national mourning.

Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:27
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:27

The High Commissioner for Human Rights says mass executions, forcing women and girls into sex slavery and the use of child soldiers may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Telephone box becomes mobile charger

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:26
Some of London's disused red telephone boxes are being transformed into solar-powered mobile charging stations.

VIDEO: Holly Johnson on 80s music, HIV and art

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:23
Holly Johnson, who has recorded a new album, speaks about the "rebellious" 80s, living with HIV, and his return to art school.

Pair airlifted after mountain fall

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:23
Two men are airlifted to safety off a mountain in Snowdonia after they were injured in a fall.

Hamilton: This is my best F1 season

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:17
Lewis Hamilton believes he has put together the best season of his F1 career as he chases the drivers' title with Mercedes.

AUDIO: Mums face eviction after occupying flats

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:15
A group of homeless mothers are going to court to fight their eviction from abandoned flats near the Olympic Park in East London.

New Orleans Schools Face A Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 04:03

America's classrooms are seeing a surge of kids from Central America who crossed into the U.S. illegally. Educating them is expensive, and one school in New Orleans is scrambling to cover the costs.

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VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:42
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.

Sir Cliff Richard doll 'secures car'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:42
A life-size replica of Sir Cliff Richard is being used as a security measure by a couple in Norfolk.

Caption Challenge: Surfer dog

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:33
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:24

Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he appointed his deputy to meet with student activists to discuss "constitutional development," but he renewed warnings about occupying government buildings.

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Peter Pan house lands major fund aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:23
Funding is secured for plans to create Scotland's first centre for children's literature at the house which helped to inspire the Peter Pan story.

Five rescued after dolphin 'attack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:22
Five swimmers are rescued from Galway Bay in the Republic of Ireland after what has been described as a dolphin attack.

Clegg calls May speech 'outrageous'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:22
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says criticism of his party in Theresa May's speech marks a "low point" in coalition relations.

VIDEO: Ford bullish over global growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:17
Newly-appointed Ford chief executive Mark Fields says he is confident the company can boost its sales around the world despite the difficulties the industry faces

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 03:06
A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.

China throws weight behind HK leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 02:56
China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".

In pictures: Lynsey de Paul

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 02:54
Life of singer songwriter Lynsey de Paul

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