National / International News

Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:08
An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

The cult radio kings of Blackburn

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 00:58
How did a Lancashire radio show get a global following?

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 00:09
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

'Gimp Man' aims to spark debate

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:34
A rubber fetishist takes to the streets in a 'gimp suit' in an attempt to challenge stereotypes and raise money.

March to support striking uni staff

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:26
A march to support striking Aberystwyth University staff is to be held as students continue to face disruption because of the industrial action.

Turkish Hostages Held By Islamic Militants Are Released

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:02

Turkey's prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey's most serious hostage crisis.

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VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:57
Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:55
Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.

'The disunited kingdom' - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:49
The post-referendum newspapers focus on the political row over Scottish MPs voting on English matters - a row many say could "stall" further devolution.

Sinatra, chips & flowers for my mam

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:24
Ten years after Brian Clough's death, close friend Pat Murphy shares his memories of one of football's greatest characters.

VIDEO: Nicola Sturgeon steps into spotlight

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:57
Politicians in England and Scotland are set to consider how the UK will be governed in the future after voters rejected Scottish independence.

Our readers' worries and hopes about student data

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:45

We hosted a Twitter chat on Thursday, September 18, to discuss our Quantified Student reporting project, and to hear what our readers have to say about student data policy issues. Here are some selected tweets from the conversation:

[<a href="//storify.com/Marketplace/learningcurve-s-studentdata-chat" target="_blank">View the story "LearningCurve's #studentdata chat" on Storify</a>]

VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:39
Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.

Intruder sparks White House alert

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:28
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.

White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:43

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:22
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.

Brian Clough memories 10 years on

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:57
How is Brian Clough remembered, a decade on from his death?

Police separate rivals in Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:21
Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionists and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.

UK couple missing after hurricane

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:10
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

VIDEO: Guilty pleas in US embassy bombings

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 17:45
An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.
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