National / International News

VIDEO: Australia's Indian dance lessons

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:56
Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.

Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:54
Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.

Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:41
Ayan Qureshi has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the exam at the age of five.

Burton 'sorry' over Rangers T-shirt

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:34
Burton apologises to Rangers for selling a T-shirt with an altered image of the clubs founders and the slogan: "underworld division champions".

VIDEO: Boy, 15, on life as an IS hostage

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:33
In April 150 students from Kobane were kidnapped by Islamic State militants, while they were on their way home from taking exams in Aleppo.

Djokovic cruises past Berdych

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:28
Novak Djokovic breezes past Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2 to book his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:27

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

» E-Mail This

Ex-DJ Denning admits child abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:01
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to 40 sexual offences against 26 boys over 21-year period

Ex-coroner is jailed for £1m theft

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:00
A former coroner who stole £1m from a dead man's estate to "prop up" his struggling law firm is jailed for five years.

Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:59

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers look at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: its comet is heading toward the sun.

» E-Mail This

Hen party crash death driver jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:58
A minibus driver is jailed for more than six years for causing the death of a woman in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

» E-Mail This

Political Diversity Pioneers Win Medal Of Freedom

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:38

Trio of political leaders honored for fighting bias, breaking ceilings and leading the charge for equality for people of color.

» E-Mail This

VIDEO: IS currency plans in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:20
The extremist militant group, Islamic State, has announced that it plans to mint its own currency in an attempt to "get rid of the international monetary system".

Hagel To Announce Billions In Upgrades To Nuclear Deterrent

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:08

The defense secretary is expected to detail Pentagon reports that have pointed to "systemic problems" with the system that controls U.S. ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

» E-Mail This

UN says IS imposing rule of terror

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:58
The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, the UN says.

AUDIO: Could you do a crossword in Latin?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:57
Magazine editor Luca Desiata, and professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey, speak about Latin puzzles.

VIDEO: 'My music references sex and Russia'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:52
The singer-songwriter Hozier tells BBC Breakfast why one of his songs has caused some controversy.

US spy planes 'collect phone data'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:44
The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government

Caterham set to race in Abu Dhabi

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:41
Caterham's administrator says the team is ready to race in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after missing two grands prix.

Pages