National / International News

Dawn French named uni chancellor

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:38
Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.

Secret Service struggles behind scenes

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:30
White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:15

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:14
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

VIDEO: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:07
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.

Families of missing weigh plea risks

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 15:38
Hostages' families roll the dice with public appeals for release

VIDEO: Who's afraid of video for theatre?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 15:05
Movie style trailers are increasingly common for theatrical shows, but not everybody in the theatrical world thinks they are a good idea.

US crackdown on overseas tax deals

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 15:01
The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.

Overseas study leads to jobs abroad

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:58
University exchanges have a far-reaching influence on working lives and romantic relationships, says a study.

Rail delay passengers 'dissatisfied'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:56
Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.

Museum reunites Colossus veterans

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:56
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.

Go TV-free to fight fat, says NICE

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:55
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.

A brief history of the UK Parliament

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:54
The 900-year-story behind the creation of a UK parliament

Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:28

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.

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VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 14:19
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.

Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 13:54
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

VIDEO: Alice police carry out water search

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 13:52
Detectives investigating the disappearance of the missing school girl Alice Gross have been searching the River Brent in West London, close to where she was last seen on 28 August.

White House intruder had ammo in car

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 13:50
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 13:39

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.

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Street sweeper wins £4.5m jackpot

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 13:34
A street cleaner from central London wins £4.5m on the Lotto.
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