National / International News

South Korea's chat-app crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:44
South Koreans flee the country's biggest social network

Asia extends global share slide

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:44
Asian shares are trading in negative territory after concerns about the global economy spurred a slide in stock prices on Wall Street.

The man who hiked across Europe and kidnapped a general

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:37
The man who walked across Europe and kidnapped a general

Why you might find a bit of goat in your hair

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:35
Why you might find a little bit of goat in your hair

'Lightweight opponents pose problem for England'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:17
The standard of opposition in England’s qualifying group poses challenges for a rebuilding Roy Hodgson, says Phil McNulty.

Jan Hooks, Best Known For Her Roles On SNL, Dies At Age 57

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:16

Hooks was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1991, playing key characters like Hillary Clinton and Sinead O'Connor.

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Report details Palin family brawl

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:05
Police in Anchorage, Alaska, release a report describing a drunken brawl involving the son and daughter of Republican luminary Sarah Palin.

Has Royal Mail reason to celebrate its 'first' birthday?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:44
The service celebrates a 'first' birthday

Mexico 'drug lord' Carrillo arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:37
The alleged leader of Mexico's powerful Juarez drug cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, has been arrested, officials say.

New appeal over missing ex-prisoner

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:34
Police attempting to trace a missing ex-prisoner who is unlawfully at large issue a fresh appeal for help.

'Air' plastic and mushroom cushions

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:34
Growing mushroom cushions and making plastic from air

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.

VIDEO: Jimmy Page: How we wrote Stairway

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:12
Jimmy Page reveals how Led Zeppelin created 1971 classic

Private sector pay 'to rise fastest'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:09
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report.

Hodgson buoyed by England desire

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:05
Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in breaking down San Marino in Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier.

Meerkat-cam uses TV white space

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:04
A wireless technology is being tested at London Zoo to film meerkats, giant tortoises and otters and stream their daily lives to YouTube

VIDEO: Using white space to watch tortoises

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:04
London Zoo is live streaming video of three animals - Galapagos tortoises, otters and meerkats - to YouTube using technology called TV White Space.

Why are killer bees so dangerous?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:02
What happens when thousands of killer bees attack?

Antibiotic resistance rise continues

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 15:01
Antibiotics prescriptions and cases of resistant bacteria in England have continued to soar despite dire warnings and campaigns, figures show.

Parents face online homework dilemma

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 14:59
Parents feel unable to make children study by blocking internet access, as homework often requires online research, a survey suggests.