National / International News

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:02
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.

New Afghan leader reopens bank case

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:48
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.

VIDEO: Fry tells 'ugly truth' in new book

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:38
The award-winning comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has said his new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, reveals the "ugly truth" about his cocaine use in the 1980s.

Remains found in Disappeared search

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:35
Human remains have been found in a County Meath bog by a team searching for an IRA victim missing for almost 40 years.

Britons joining IS are enemies - PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:32
Britons who try to join militants in Syria or Iraq will be treated as "an enemy of the UK", David Cameron says, as RAF jets carry out fresh strikes.

VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:10
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.

Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:06

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:04
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.

Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:01
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:57
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

PM: referendum 'was nerve-wracking'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:57
The prime minister admits the week leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence was the most nerve-wracking of his life.

Ex-ministers attack M4 relief road

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:49
Two former environment ministers criticise Welsh government plans for an M4 relief road south of Newport.

'Pardew can handle Magpies pressure'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:48
Alan Pardew can handle the pressure at Newcastle despite calls for him to leave the club, say two former team-mates.

Sainsbury results spark shares fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:46
Sainsbury's shares close down 7% as supermarket price wars prompt its third consecutive quarterly sales fall.

Sites vie for European Mars landing

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:42
The European Space Agency produces a list of four possible locations on Mars where it could send a rover in 2018.

Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:42

There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?

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Begg freed after charges dropped

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:39
Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is freed from prison after prosecutors drop seven terror charges saying "new material" had emerged.

One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:32

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.

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UK's Lord Hill meets his EU critics

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:29
Lord Hill tells EU why he's the man to oversee banks

Rare leopard reared in bathroom

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:27
A rare clouded leopard is hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after being abandoned by its mother.

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