National / International News

St Louis shooting 'unlike Ferguson'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:36
The mayor of the US suburb where a police officer shot dead a black teenager says the death cannot be compared to that of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

VIDEO: Cardinal condemns 'blasphemous' IS

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:13
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, condemns Islamic State as 'barbaric' and 'blasphemous'.

VIDEO: Pakistan army to try terror suspects

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 20:00
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says new military courts will hear terrorism-related cases after an agreement between political parties.

VIDEO: Online release for The Interview

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 19:59
Sony Pictures is distributing its film The Interview online, after a cyber-attack and a row over its release.

Keeping your Christmas gadgets safe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 19:06
Basic steps to keeping your Christmas gadgets safe

Forecasters predict icy Christmas

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 18:12
Christmas travellers are warned to be prepared for ice and snow across large areas of Scotland.

US lab worker monitored for Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:40
A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:22
Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.

Viewpoint: Confrontation key to tackling violent extremism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:08
Afzal Ashraf, a consultant fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, says governments must confront the violent extremism of jihadist groups like Islamic State, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and Boko Haram.

Queen pays Christmas poppy tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:00
The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War 1 casualties and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.

Christmas menus: turtles to turkeys

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:21
Christmas menus through the ages

The science news highlights of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:16
Science and environment news highlights from 2014

The draw of the Christmas Day swim

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:15
The draw of the Christmas Day swim

VIDEO: Unearthing Brazil's hidden slavery past

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:14
The major construction work in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics is unearthing a wealth of material from the city's dark past as a major port in the slave trade.

Brazil's hidden slavery past unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:13
Rio's grim slavery past surfaces during development

Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:11
Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers

Jack O'Connell's Hollywood breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:09
Why Jack O'Connell is the talk of Hollywood

Indian Ocean tsunami: Then and now

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:07
Images of transformation 10 years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami

VIDEO: Sizing up Burton's Big Eyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:05
Talking Movies' Tom Brook talks to Tim Burton about his latest film Big Eyes - the story of Walter Keane, who rose to fame by passing his wife's artwork off as his own.

VIDEO: Christmas marked in Bethlehem

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:48
Christians from around the world have gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.

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