National / International News

Passport boss set to face MPs again

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 18:42
MPs are to recall the head of the Passport Office for a second round of questioning about delays in processing applications.

Council-run care 'unsustainable'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 18:36
The council-run care system for the elderly and younger adults with disabilities is becoming "unsustainable", social services chiefs are warning.

10 tweets about US hero Tim Howard

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 18:29
10 tweets about a new American hero

Ministers given new-build warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 18:26
The government is exploring emergency measures to kick-start house-building, amid an expected fall in new build this year, BBC Newsnight learns.

Crisis meeting as Ebola toll rises

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 18:18
The World Health Organization is hosting an emergency meeting in Ghana after confirming the death toll in West Africa has risen to 467.

Call to free detained Tajik academic

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 17:24
Supporters of a researcher who has been detained accused of spying in Tajikistan press the UK government to help secure his release.

PM warns of antibiotic resistance

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 17:17
Medicine could soon be "cast back into the dark ages" unless action is taken to tackle the growing resistance to antibiotics, David Cameron says.

Europe v the Americas: Who will reign supreme?

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 17:15
Does the resurgence of South American teams mean Europe's power is waning - or is the 4-4 quarter-final split just down to geography?

VIDEO: PM calls for action on antibiotics

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 17:14
Prime Minister David Cameron has called for global action to tackle the growing threat of resistance to antibiotics.

Klinsmann 'proud' despite US exit

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 16:35
United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann pays tribute to his side and hopes to build on their success after the 2014 World Cup.

VIDEO: Making digital animals from old phones

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 16:31
Digital collective Is This Good? talk to BBC News about their fascination with digital animals.

The white supremacist next-door

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 16:19
The white supremacist next door

Still Off Florida's Coast, Tropical Storm Arthur Moves Northward

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-01 16:19

Arthur is the first tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. It's forecast to become a hurricane by Thursday.

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Firms 'bullish' on overseas sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:47
Smaller firms in Scotland are bullish about their overseas opportunities over the next year, according to a Clydesdale Bank report.

Man 'bends car door' to save driver

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:44
A Minnesota man saved another from a burning sport utility vehicle by bending the door in what officials called "superhuman strength".

Games 'springboard' for tourism

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:40
VisitScotland urges businesses to use Glasgow 2014 as an opportunity to boost the tourism sector and encourage visitors to return.

JP Morgan boss diagnosed with cancer

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:34
JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon says he will continue to run the firm despite being diagnosed with throat cancer.

WHO calls emergency Ebola meeting

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:33
Health ministers from 11 African countries are meeting in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to "get a grip" on the deadly and worsening Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Homage: The art that influences artists

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:28
An exhibition is going on display in London that brings together the works of famous artists who have been inspired by paintings by their predecessors.

UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-01 15:26
Police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys
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