National / International News

Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:09
Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.

VIDEO: IS 'trafficking Yazidi women for sex'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
More than 3,000 Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are being trafficked for sex, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Toby Jones on Marvellous role

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 04:02
Bafta nominee Toby Jones stars in a new BBC drama, Marvellous, telling the story of Neil Baldwin whose life defies limitations despite having learning difficulties.

Labour 'would revive shattered NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:55
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham says Labour will put "people before profit" in the NHS, with new rights for carers and a shake-up of palliative care.

Teachers 'mistrust A-level grades'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:52
Research for exams watchdog Ofqual suggests nearly half of teachers lack confidence in A-level grades.

Bike stolen from cycle stunt star

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:45
Scotland's best known stunt cyclist appeals for help in finding his bike after it was stolen in Glasgow.

Abu Qatada cleared of terror charges

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:42
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada is freed from prison after a Jordanian court rules there was insufficient evidence to convict him of terrorism offences.

Labour bares its teeth on the NHS

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:39
Labour's bid to make the NHS a key election battleground

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS in Syria

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:38

The new attacks on the self-declared Islamic State insurgency came ahead of President Obama's address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York about the threat from extremists.

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'Firearms incident' teen remanded

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:35
A teenager is remanded in custody after an incident involving firearms officers being flown to Shetland from the mainland.

VIDEO: 'Mr Cameron, Keep your mitts off my NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:33
A 91-year-old gives a passionate plea for the NHS as he recalls harsh times growing up and the death of his sister.

Ebola drains weak health systems

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:30
Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge

Day in pictures: 24 September

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:27
News images from around the world: 23 September

South Sudan hunger crisis 'eases'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:20
South Sudan's hunger crisis eases after a "green harvest", but about 1.5 million people are still in desperate need of food aid, experts say.

Hyenas feast at vulture restaurants

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:18
"Restaurants" of dead meat set up for endangered vultures also attract an undesirable clientele of hyenas and jackals, according to a six-year study.

Paxman to host Channel 4 election

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:15
Former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman will host Channel 4's coverage of the 2015 general election.

PODCAST: Paula Deen goes digital

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-09-24 03:00

First up, it may only be September, but we're getting our first holiday retail forecasts. These offer a glimpse into what analysts think we'll be spending this holiday season, and perhaps more importantly, reflect how we're feeling about the state of the economy. Plus, we've reporting this week on the Obama Administration's new crackdown on inversions. But what about what you might consider an "inversion" at the state level: moving headquarters across state lines to get a tax break. In those cases, it's often the government that's doing the bidding. And Southern cook Paula Deen is trying to make a comeback, launching a new online network of cooking shows today. Deen was one of the biggest names in food television until offensive remarks she made off screen became public last year. Her show was then canceled and she was dropped by sponsors. We take a look at her attempts to rebuild her brand.

VIDEO: What happened to #BringBackOurGirls?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 02:36
The hashtag that won't go away

Ex-housemaster denies sex attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 02:27
A former housemaster from Bristol denies indecently assaulting seven boys at two boarding schools in the 1970s and 80s.

Murray loyal to Great Britain - LTA

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 02:22
Andy Murray is "unquestionably loyal" to Britain, says the LTA after he was criticised for supporting Scottish independence.

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