National / International News

In pictures: Urban photography competition winners

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 07:03
Winners of Urban Photo of the Year competition

U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:42

As the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes on areas east and south of Kobani in Syria, new reports emerged about Turkey's role in supporting the fight against ISIS.

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Taliban 'kill 22' in mountain ambush

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:22
Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan kill at least 22 security force members in an ambush in Sar-e-Pol province north of Kabul, officials say.

VIDEO: UKIP's first MP: 'Change is coming'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:17
Douglas Carswell has arrived at Westminster for his first day as an MP representing UKIP, after his victory in last week's by-election in Clacton.

Hillsborough dad's 'worst moment'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:04
A father who lost his two daughters at Hillsborough tells an inquest of how he had to leave one child to help care for the other.

A Polar Bear Might Keep The Measles Away, But Shots Work Better

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:03

Sophie Blackall, illustrator of the best-selling Ivy and Bean books, has enlisted her heroines in the effort to eradicate measles. They decide that a shot is more practical than moving to the moon.

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Flower faces minimum eight-game ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 06:02
Wigan prop Ben Flower faces a minimum eight-game ban for punching St Helens' Lance Hohaia when he faces an RFL hearing on Tuesday.

Police 'seize £250K of IS money'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:54
More than £250,000 of suspected IS funds are seized at Manchester Airport and other north-west ports.

Fighting for children without lawyer

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:47
The parents who represent themselves

French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:19

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.

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AUDIO: Leech used woman's nose 'as a nest'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 05:18
A Glasgow woman discovered that her persistent nosebleeds had been caused by a leech living in her nostril.

VIDEO: Family 'tried to free' Syria doctor

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:58
"Superhuman" efforts were made by the family of a British doctor to secure his release before his death in a Syrian prison, an inquest has heard.

Woman finds three-inch leech in nose

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:52
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.

Pub fight peacemaker died after hit

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:51
A man is jailed for punching and killing a bystander who tried to break up a fight outside a Caerphilly pub.

VIDEO: UK government to sell Eurostar stake

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:50
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances but Labour warns against a "rushed" sell-off.

Day in pictures: 13 October

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:43
24 hours of news images: 13 October

Death sentences for Xinjiang attacks

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:43
A court in China's restive Xinjiang region sentences 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.

'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:24
A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.

Campaigning with UKIP's Nigel Farage

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:14
Six months on the campaign trail with UKIP leader

VIDEO: Collecting the bodies of the Ebola dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-13 04:05
Voice of America News' Benno Muchler reports on a burial teams in the Liberian capital Monrovia and the grim and risky task of dealing with the infected bodies of Ebola victims.