National / International News

RAF Tornados bomb IS pickup truck

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:55
RAF jets conduct fresh strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, carrying out a precision bombing attack on an armed pickup truck.

VIDEO: European Parliament

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:53
MEPs hold a hearing with the UK's Lord Hill, the nominated commissioner for financial services.

VIDEO: Can Afghanistan stay free of IS?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:50
David Loyn has been speaking to the US commander of international forces in Afghanistan who says "there is no credible intelligence of operations by the Islamic State" in the country.

Chiefs' Johnson to have neck surgery

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:43
Exeter Chiefs flanker Tom Johnson is set to undergo neck surgery, forcing him to miss England's autumn internationals.

The Olympics that no-one wants?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:41
Meetings with the king and VIP cocktail parties. Why did Norway pull out of the running to host the 2022 Winter Olympics?

Venezuelan lawmaker Serra killed

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:34
A young politician with Venezuela's governing PSUV party, Robert Serra, is found dead at his home in Caracas alongside his partner.

VIDEO: Close-up: Volvo's XC90 unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:29
A sneak preview of Volvo's new XC90 - the car set to take centre stage at the Paris Motor Show.

VIDEO: Role of social media in HK protests

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:13
As thousands of people continue to protest on the streets of Hong Kong, what role has social media been playing in the demonstrations?

U-turn over one-armed driver permit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:09
Northern Ireland's roads minister apologises to a one-armed driver who was denied a disability parking permit.

Arrest made over Bishopbriggs death

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 00:04
Police arrest a 29-year-old man over the death last week of John McFarlane who was attacked near his home in Bishopbriggs.

Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 23:59

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rain forest. About 2,000 species are found only in the park.

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BNP expels ex-leader Nick Griffin

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 23:52
The British National Party says it has expelled its former leader Nick Griffin, accusing him of trying to "destabilise" the party.

Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 23:23

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone coexists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

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Virgin Money announces float plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 23:17
Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

China warns on 'illegal' HK protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:34
China issues a warning against "illegal acts" in Hong Kong, as protesters there vow to step up their campaign if the chief executive does not resign.

Argentina bank governor resigns

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:30
Argentina's central bank governor Juan Carlos Fabrega resigns after less than a year in the job, as the country's economic troubles pile up.

Arson charge over nightclub fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:27
A man is charged with arson following a blaze at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.

Derailed train disrupts services

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:27
Train services across south east Wales are disrupted after a train left the tracks at Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Stevens to drive for Marussia

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:21
Britain's Will Stevens will contest the first practice session for Marussia at the Japanese GP, replacing Max Chilton.

VIDEO: Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:20
A five year-old girl from Inverness who was born without any fingers on one hand has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a bionic limb made using a 3D printer
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