National / International News

Ex-BP boss gets top Whitehall job

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:31
Former BP executive John Manzoni is appointed the first chief executive officer of the civil service.

VIDEO: Thai murders 'reconstruction' on beach

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:20
Thai police have carried out a reconstruction of the murders of two British tourists, Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, who were found on a Koh Tao beach on 15 September with severe head injuries.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:19
Classic video game Tetris is to be made into a sci-fi film and other technology news

Murray into last four in China Open

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:06
Andy Murray will face Novak Djokovic in the China Open semi-finals after defeating Marin Cilic 6-1 6-4.

School Board Wants Civil Disorder De-Emphasized; Students Walk Out

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:05

For two weeks, Colorado high school students have been protesting an official's proposal that the AP history curriculum promote patriotism and free-market economics, and not condone civil disorder.

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Pardew unhappy as family affected

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:03
Alan Pardew is unhappy his family have been caught up in the debate surrounding his future as Newcastle manager.

NPR Poll: Senate Battleground Tilts Republican, But Still Anybody's Game

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 01:03

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.

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VIDEO: More people tested for drugs at work

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 00:52
Companies which carry out drug testing for employers say there has been a significant rise in the number of British firms approaching them in recent years.

Lindsay Lohan makes stage debut

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 00:47
Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan makes her stage debut in the West End, although her performance did not go entirely smoothly as she forgot a line in the second act.

VIDEO: Hairy pigs restore Dorset heath land

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 00:39
Conservationists have revealed the latest weapon in their fight to preserve and restore threatened heath land in Dorset.

VIDEO: Dewani parents: 'We want justice for Anni'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 00:31
The parents of Anni Dewani who was shot on her honeymoon in South Africa four years ago say they are hoping the trial of her husband next week will finally give them the answers they are looking for.

Does cancer get too much attention?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 00:23
Lung expert says other diseases can be just as devastating

PM Modi addresses India on radio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:44
Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first radio speech in a bid to reach out to tens of millions of Indians with no access to television.

School goal scrapping 'embarrassing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:42
Scrapping the target to put Wales into the 20 best-performing countries in education by next year is "embarrassing" say the Conservatives, who accuse ministers of lacking ambition.

'Rampage' accused found dead in cell

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:38
A man charged with four counts of attempted murder following a string of alleged assaults at a caravan park is found dead in prison.

ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:37

Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.

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Bedbugs, Lava And Bowling Balls: Inside My Homeowners Insurance Policy

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:35

What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.

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Air France strike boosts Easyjet

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:32
Easyjet shares rise after the airline raises its annual profit forecast, thanks to a strong end to its financial year and the impact of the Air France strike.

Anni Dewani parents search for truth

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:30
The parents of murdered bride Anni Dewani tell the BBC they are desperate for answers ahead of the trial of their son-in-law in South Africa.

Brighton Photo Biennial

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:26
Photographic artists on show in Brighton
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