National / International News

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 20:28
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring parts of the city to a standstill.

Modi meets Obama at White House

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 20:26
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.

Antibiotic 'link to child obesity'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 20:02
A large American study suggests young children who are given repeated courses of antibiotics are more likely than those given fewer drugs to be obese.

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 19:37
David Cameron is to tell the Conservative Party conference there will be more money to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

May: New extremism powers needed

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 19:25
Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell the Conservative Party conference a future Tory government will seek new powers to ban extremist groups.

Mirror apology over women's pictures

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 18:50
The Sunday Mirror apologises to women whose photos were used in a probe that saw a Conservative minister resign, but stands by its story.

VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 17:53
A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.

Netflix to release full-length film

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 17:48
The video streaming site Netflix will release its first feature-length film in 2015, after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company.

Rise in UK trafficking and slavery

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:52
The number of people trafficked for slavery or other exploitation in the UK has risen sharply to more than 2,700, the National Crime Agency says.

VIDEO: Sewer sensors to sniff out bombs

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:27
Scientists in Europe have developed sensors for sewers that can detect traces of explosives.

Who was the world's first trainspotter?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:16
Who was the world's first trainspotter?

'Forgotten explorer' to be honoured

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:11
A plaque honouring one of Scotland's great forgotten explorers is set to be unveiled at Westminster Abbey.

Intruder 'ran through' White House

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:07
A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.

In pictures: India's dying printing tradition

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:05
Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta

Human trafficking figures revealed

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:02
Fifty five potential victims of human trafficking were identified in Scotland last year, according to the National Crime Agency.

Scottish economy shrugs off slump

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 16:00
The Scottish economy continues to recover with performance at pre-recession levels, according to the Bank of Scotland business monitor.

Third video of UK hostage released

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:58
A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.

Playing matchmaker in Silicon Valley

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:49

One in three couples who married recently met the web. There's sites for every conceivable niche and online dating is a billion-dollar industry. But what about the people who are out there building websites, tech companies and apps?

Sometimes the singles of Silicon Valley need individual help to try and meet "the One," and they're willing to pay top dollar for it.

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Libya parliament rivals hold talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:43
Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 15:42
Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.