National / International News

VIDEO: Chile students protest over education

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:08
Student protesters have taken to the streets of Santiago, Chile, over the country's education reforms.

Ebola 'alert' and election campaigns - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:57
The Ebola crisis, and the UK's response to it, is the main story on the front pages of many of Friday's newspapers.

A war within a war: The battles fought by Gaza's medics

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:56
The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons

Japan braced for Typhoon Vongfong

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:52
Japan is bracing for the arrival of a powerful typhoon, Vongfong, which officials have said will be the strongest storm to hit the country this year.

Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:41
The Ebola virus is now entrenched in the capitals of the three West African countries at the centre of the outbreak and is spreading, the WHO warns.

Trojan school and council 'mistrust'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:44
The relationship between a school named in the so-called Trojan Horse letter and Birmingham council has broken down, a report says.

UKIP win gives party first elected MP

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:44
UKIP makes a Westminster breakthrough, with Douglas Carswell winning the Clacton by-election by more than 12,000 votes.

VIDEO: A look back at previous 'first wins'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:22
As UKIP celebrates its win in the Clacton by-election here is a look at some other past significant wins for political parties

Symantec to split in two companies

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:18
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:17
Whose music did Roy Keane want to turn off?

Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:15

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.

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VIDEO: IMF, World Bank to tackle global growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:14
Finance ministers, IMF and World Bank officials are gathering to explore how to get the global economy back on track.

Badger cull appeal judgment reserved

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 18:54
The Court of Appeal reserves judgment in the latest legal action by protesters against the badger cull.

Oklahoma unveils new death chamber

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 18:20
The US state of Oklahoma unveils its newly remodelled death chamber, where at least three men are scheduled to be executed before year's end.

VIDEO: Carswell becomes first elected UKIP MP

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 18:03
The former Tory MP Douglas Carswell becomes the first UKIP candidate to be elected to the House of Commons.

New mass graves found in Mexico town

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 17:24
Four more mass graves are found in the southern Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing after clashed with police last month.

Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-09 16:52

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."

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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