National / International News

PM in Afghanistan at 'end of era'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 18:11
PM's Afghanistan visit marks "end of era"

Vettel in for Alonso at Ferrari

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:48
Fernando Alonso is to leave Ferrari at the end of the season and the team will replace him with four-time champion Sebastian Vettel.

Lib Dems gather for party conference

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:44
Liberal Democrat supporters gather in Glasgow for the party's final autumn conference before the general election.

'Fun Palaces' pop up after 50 years

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:41
A two-day celebration of creativity is taking place in more than 120 pop-up "Fun Palaces" to honour visionary theatre director Joan Littlewood.

US aid worker threatened in IS video

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:17
A man described as an American aid worker has appeared in an Islamic State video in which he has his life threatened by a masked militant.

An innocent man's letters from jail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 17:16
Prison letters tell Guildford Four story

First womb-transplant baby born

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:57
A 36-year-old woman in Sweden has given birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb in a medical first, doctors say.

VIDEO: Top Gear sparks fury in Argentina

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:53
Filming for a BBC's Top Gear special has been cut short after a number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands War sparked protests.

Venezuelans lawmaker Serra buried

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:38
Thousands of Venezuelans, including President Maduro, attend the funeral of lawmaker Robert Serra and his partner, who were murdered this week.

Ukraine crisis spells Arctic freeze in Russia-Norway ties

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:08
Ukraine crisis chills Norway-Russia ties

VIDEO: The face you can see from space

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 16:04
The art you can see from space

Top 10 tips for being a best-selling author

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:57
How to be a best-selling author, by Sophie Kinsella

Briton Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:55
A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning is released by Islamic State militants.

What makes a suitable military code name?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:55
What makes a memorable military code name?

IS steps up attack on key Syria town

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:54
Intense clashes have erupted as Islamic State militants advanced on the Syrian town of Kobane, while Turkey vows to help stop it falling.

What's the end game for anti-IS air strikes?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:52
How much success will jet strikes on IS achieve?

What We Know About The American Being Held By The Islamic State

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:48

Peter Kassig was an Iraq War veteran who went to Syria to volunteer at hospitals. In a profile aired by CNN in 2012, Kassig said he's an idealist who believes in hopeless causes.

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Understated Justice Department Lawyer Emerges As Key Player

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:44

Stuart Delery stayed out of the limelight even as he argued controversial cases. A recent promotion makes him the highest-ranking openly gay lawyer in the Justice Department.

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Why so many marathon records are broken in Berlin

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:19
Why Berlin is the best place to run a record marathon

Coroner's criticism after baby died

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-03 15:18
A coroner criticises hospital staff's "lack of consideration" shown to a pregnant woman in labour, whose baby died shortly after being born.