National / International News

Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 01:03

The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia's capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.

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Ferguson protests largely peaceful

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 01:02
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.

Remembering the Marchioness disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:59
The young model among the 51 Marchioness disaster victims

Ofsted to probe tip-off claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:58
Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.

Lib Dems lift Rennard suspension

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:48
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.

Tributes to woman found dead in city

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:37
Tributes are paid to a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a stream in Inverness at the weekend.

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:36
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:33
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.

Rise in calls to suicide helpline

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:08
Northern Ireland's suicide prevention helpline sees a big increase in calls over the last three years.

Tourists swam eight hours to safety

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:59
A mother whose two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas in Indonesia speaks of her relief.

Teenagers pedalling out of poverty

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:47
Historically not deemed suitable for women, female cycling is growing in Rwanda and it is helping to transform lives.

Expenses fraud probe MEP in clear

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:39
A former Conservative MEP who was accused of expenses fraud faces no further action, police say.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:36

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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Standard Chartered fined in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.

A Tale Of Two Polls

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:33

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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App created to catch fly-tippers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:30
An app is developed to crackdown on fly-tippers, which costs the Welsh taxpayer £2m a year.

Two charged over student's shooting

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:29
Two men are charged with the murder of a 17-year-old who was shot dead in south-east London in 2010.

VIDEO: Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:09
At least 27 people are killed after heavy rain sparks landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:09
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
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