National / International News

Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 08:01

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, the copter's passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

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What Robin Williams Taught Us About Teaching

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:43

Is a teacher someone who has all the answers or someone who helps us find them?

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Missing brothers 'could be abroad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:42
Three Polish brothers aged between 10 and 15 are missing from the home of their foster parents in Sunderland.

Autonomy exec fights back in HP row

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:36
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been accused in a court filing of "mismanagement" in its 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy.

Hammond rejects MPs' recall for Iraq

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11
The foreign secretary says Parliament should not be recalled "at the moment" - after Sir Menzies Campbell joined those wanting MPs to debate the Iraq situation.

The Bush/Obama Quiz: What's The Difference?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:11

No wonder we occasionally feel political deja vu.

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In pictures: The Maliki years

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:08
Career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki

Rhinos to be evacuated in S Africa

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:06
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhinos from its biggest nature park, in the latest move to combat the rise in illegal rhino hunting.

VIDEO: Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 07:03
Edinburgh Zoo has said it believes its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

In pictures: Framing Hope

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:55
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein

Egyptian forces 'planned massacre'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:48
Human Rights Watch says its year-long inquiry into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.

VIDEO: BE2 biplane replica lands at Headcorn

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:47
Nick Higham speaks to the owner of a replica WW1 biplane preparing to take part in a 'Then and Now' flypast.

Africa's young to swell by 2050

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:43
Africa's under-18 population will increase by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, a new UN report says.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:35
Rojo in bid to force through Man Utd move, Liverpool want Eto'o, Galatasaray ponder move for Arsenal duo, plus more.

Libyan police chief 'assassinated'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:31
The head of police in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been assassinated by unknown gunmen, the interior ministry says.

Xbox gets Tomb Raider as exclusive

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:23
Microsoft reveals Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an exclusive for its Xbox platform despite Sony's PlayStation consoles enjoying stronger sales.

'Bedroom tax' lorry death was suicide

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:23
A woman took her own life by walking in front of a lorry on a motorway after leaving a note blaming the government, a coroner rules.

Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:22

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."

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US defends Kerry Myanmar hotel stay

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:20
The US defends Secretary of State John Kerry's stay in a hotel owned by a man linked to Myanmar's ex-junta, saying it was not blacklisted.

Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 06:08
Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.
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