National / International News

Racer dies after motorbike crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:54
A motorbike racer loses her fight for life after a crash on a hairpin bend at a track in west Wales.

Day in pictures: 1 October

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:51
News images from around the world: 1 October

Hero's return for Kenyan Kimetto

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:21
Dennis Kimetto receives a hero's welcome on returning to Kenya after his world record-breaking run at the Berlin Marathon.

Brooking against manager quota

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:17
Sir Trevor Brooking is against the 'Rooney Rule' being introduced and says the number of black managers in the game will increase.

VIDEO: 'Yellow Umbrella Man' HK protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:16
Paul Zimmerman, who is a Hong Kong local councillor, explains why he took a yellow umbrella to protest at a China National Day reception in Hong Kong.

NHS budget: What we aren't being told

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:16
What the politicians aren’t telling us about the NHS budget

ISIS Militants Reportedly Behead Kurds In Northern Syria

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:16

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Islamic State militants killed the seven men and three women near the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani.

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Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 04:14
The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.

VIDEO: PM to Labour on NHS: How dare you?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:59
David Cameron accuses Labour of spreading "complete and utter lies" about his party's plans for the NHS.

Porn teacher failings 'inevitable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:55
Failings to investigate a teacher who took indecent photographs of pupils were "an accident waiting to happen", an ex child protection chief says.

One-arm driver 'not disabled enough'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:55
A woman who was born with one arm claims she was denied a disability parking permit because she was not considered to be "disabled enough".

VIDEO: Spandau Ballet on 80s 'hedonism'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:49
Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.

PwC announces 800 jobs for NI

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:40
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is creating 807 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £40m investment.

In pictures: Hong Kong protests swell

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:36
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protesters Vow To Step Up Pro-Democracy Campaign

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:24

With the territory's leader, Leung Chun-ying, refusing to step down, some demonstrators say they will move next to occupy key government buildings.

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Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

AUDIO: Cancer victim gives to hospital that failed her

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.

Council 'service failure' warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:21
The body representing Welsh councils warns of a risk of a "comprehensive failure" of essential local authority services across Wales.

Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:18
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.

MoD naval deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 03:12
The Ministry of Defence awards £3.2bn of contracts for the maintenance of the Royal Navy fleet, securing 7,500 jobs.
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