National / International News

Mental health work pilots launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
The government launches pilot schemes to help unemployed people with mental health problems find work.

Workplace drug testing 'on the rise'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
Leading screening companies say workplace drug testing has significantly increased as businesses become increasingly aware of occupational drug use.

VIDEO: Pele, Hingis, Woods - young sport stars

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:52
As Max Verstappen makes his Formula 1 debut at just 17 years old, BBC Sport look back at some other young achievers.

Police 'overwhelmed' by abuse images

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:36
Police forces are struggling to cope with the mountain of child abuse images they have to deal with, according to children's charity the NSPCC.

VIDEO: US monitoring 100 'in Ebola contact'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:57
Public health officials in Texas are tracking 100 people who are believed to have had contact with the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.

Australia approves strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:51
The Australian cabinet gives its approval for fighter jets to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq.

US cameraman in Liberia has Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:34
A freelancer working for NBC News in Liberia is to be flown home to the US after contracting the virus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.

Texas abortion restrictions upheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:58
A US appeals court rules Texas can enforce restrictions on abortion clinics under a contested state law, which may force many such facilities to close.

Rosberg fastest in Japan practice

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:56
Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to set the fastest time in first practice at the Japanese GP, as Max Verstappen's engine fails.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:43
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

VIDEO: Durga Puja's temple made of biscuits

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:32
A pavilion made largely of biscuits has featured at the Durga Puja festival in northern Calcutta.

Libya troops die in Benghazi attacks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:28
At least 29 Libyan soldiers are killed and 60 more injured in car bombings and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

What a quiz tells us about US news habits

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:07
What Americans do and don't know about world news

American Cameraman, Working For NBC News, Tests Positive For Ebola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:54

NBC says Ashoka Mukpo, 33, who was working in Liberia, is being flown back to the United States for treatment. The freelance cameraman came down with symptoms on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Turkey MPs vote to join war on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:44
Turkey's parliament has backed a motion that will allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria.

Scottish borrowing costs assessed

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:36
Borrowing by the Scottish government could be expected to cost one percentage point more than UK debt.

Disability benefit delays criticised

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:33
Delays in paying the new disability benefit are leaving many people without enough money to afford essential living costs, according to a report.

Papers show Thatcher's personal side

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:04
Papers show the human side of Margaret Thatcher

JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:00
JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.

The slow train to an accessible London

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:58
Will the London Underground ever be truly accessible?

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