National / International News

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:43
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

How real is The Riot Club?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:40
How real is the Riot Club?

The Freudian phrases you use without realising it

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:36
The Freudian phrases you use without realising it

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:31
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:26
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.

My family and other ibex

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20
Why the chance of seeing an Alpine ibex has halved in 20 years

The father of 26 preaching birth control

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:19
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:14
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:13
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
We all dream from time to time of escaping it all and heading for the hills, but is it all it's cracked up to be? BBC Pop Up speaks to residents of two remote villages in the Rocky Mountains

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:07
Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:01
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.

$4.75m for US police race study

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:42
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:41

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

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Senate backs arming Syria rebels

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:38
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.

Senate Approves Measure To Arm And Train Syrian Rebels

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:37

The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama's desk.

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Pulis & Bellamy out of Cardiff frame

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:07
Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis and Craig Bellamy are both out of the running to become the next manager of Cardiff City.

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:00

Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.

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Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 13:52

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

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