National / International News

VIDEO: Grayling: "Not a crisis in prisons"

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:45
Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that violence, suicides and staff shortages are 'pressures' in prisons in England and Wales but maintained that there is 'not a crisis'.

Two teens held over Hackney stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:44
Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 19-year-old man was found stabbed to death in east London.

New helpline to combat gang culture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:36
Parents worried about their children getting involved in gangs can now seek support from a new telephone helpline, children's charity NSPCC says.

Woman loses £14,000 in dating scam

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:04
A woman from Bournemouth conned out of £14,000 in a dating scam, has her case closed by police with "little chance" of getting her money back.

VIDEO: Grenade nearly thrown for dog

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:45
A woman has spoken of the moment she inadvertently picked up a wartime grenade while throwing stones for her dog to chase on a beach.

Borders 'fiasco' and Assange's 'stunt' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:41
Some front pages focus on the ruling that the UK government must pay £224m to an American defence corporation over an axed contract to vet travellers.

White House steps up Ferguson effort

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:31
The US attorney general is to travel to the riot-hit town of Ferguson, as the authorities step up efforts to restore calm amid a tense stand-off.

Thatcher's chemistry with Hodgkin

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 20:08
How Thatcher stayed friends with her leftwing teacher

U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:59

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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Royal Blood rewrite the rules of rock

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:26
Royal Blood rewrite the rules of rock

Pope lifts ban on 'left-wing' bishop

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:03
Pope Francis lifts the ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, imposed over his suspected Marxist views.

Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 18:44
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

The church that never opened

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 18:40
The Church of Scientology building providing a haven for squatters

MPs criticise project 'weaknesses'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:59
There are "serious weaknesses" in the government's ability to carry out large-scale projects, MPs warn.

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:12
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.

World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:04
Remembering the Africans who fought for Britain in WW1

Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:37

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.

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Cancer girl mum in school absence row

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:17
The mother of a seven-year-old child who battled cancer is facing prosecution for not sending her to school.

Syrians living with the mental scars of torture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:06
Syrians struggling to cope with psychological impact of torture

Ebola patients 'missing in Liberia'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:03
Liberia admits 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre was attacked, as the UN calls for stricter screening at airports.
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