National / International News

Hitting Islamic State’s oil operations

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 08:31
Oil plays vital in Islamic State's operations

VIDEO: US: Ebola 'threat to global security'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 08:24
President Barack Obama told the UN than the spread of Ebola in Africa represented a "threat to regional and global security".

VIDEO: Beckham: 'I want to empower women'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 08:09
Victoria Beckham has been named a UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.

VIDEO: Keepers surprised by baby meerkat

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 08:00
Animal keepers at a rescue centre in Penrith, Cumbria, have been enjoying an unexpected arrival - a baby meerkat.

UK to 'play its part' against IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:44
David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".

Google hits back at News Corp blog

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:44
Google responds to an attack by the chief executive of News Corp, arguing it is tough on piracy and faces stiff competition.

Gulf female pilot in strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:42
The United Arab Emirates' first female air force pilot took part in air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, UAE officials confirm.

Afghan man 'cut off wife's nose'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:41
Police in central Afghanistan are searching for a man who allegedly cut off part of his wife's nose with a kitchen knife

Ferguson Police Chief Apologizes To Michael Brown's Family

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:38

Thomas Jackson said he was sorry to the victim's family and to anyone who felt their right to "peacefully protest" had not been protected by authorities.

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French launch crackdown on smoking

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:37
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.

Blasphemy Scot shot in Pakistan jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:28
A 70-year-old man from Edinburgh who was jailed in Pakistan on blasphemy charges is shot and wounded by a prison guard.

BB's Chantelle loses magazine battle

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:28
Reality television star Chantelle Houghton fails in a bid to force a magazine to reveal the source of a story it planned to publish.

France’s hostage nightmare

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:21
Shock and horror in France after beheading of Herve Gourdel

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:16

Many legal scholars say the White House lacks a legal justification for the strikes inside Syria. But the administration disagrees, saying its actions are covered by post-Sept. 11 legislation.

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'Deadly serious' new tech bug found

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:13
A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered.

Airstrikes hit ISIS-controlled oil refineries

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-09-25 07:00

The U.S. and its allies are pursuing a new target in eastern Syria. A wave of airstrikes is being aimed at modular oil refineries controlled by ISIS. The revenue from those small refineries is believed to be helping ISIS finance its operations in the region.

Click the media player above to hear reporter Noel King in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio. 

Armed raiders steal £250,000 watches

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 06:56
Four masked men who staged a daylight raid on several jewellers in Glasgow's Argyll Arcade escaped with £250,000 of watches.

France crisis talks after beheading

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 06:45
France's defence council is to convene after the beheading in Algeria of French tourist Herve Gourdel by militants linked to Islamic State.

'Sorry for algebra' say Muslims

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 06:40
The sarcastic hashtag that says 'Sorry for algebra'

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