National / International News

Heads call for Ofsted transformation

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:54
Schools in England can no longer work with Ofsted's "adversarial approach" and the watchdog should be totally transformed, head teachers warn.

Gunther, Christine and Otto

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:41
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...

Terror four police given more time

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:35
Anti-terror police are given an extra five days to question four men held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the UK.

VIDEO: Is there a strategy for IS strikes?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:13
As Islamic State fighters renew their advance on Kobane, Newsnight's Mark Urban asks if there is a 'whole strategy' for the US-led coalition's air strikes.

Renewed IS push amid US warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:11
Islamic State fighters renew their advance in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as the US warns that air strikes alone cannot save it.

'War on Ebola'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 16:03
The West's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and whether it has been timely enough in its actions - is Thursday's big story.

Why do Chinese pupils do so well?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?

'Momentum slows' in housing market

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:45
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.

In Mexico, Protesters Demand Return Of 43 Missing Students

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:41

Meanwhile, authorities said they still have not been able to identify 28 bodies found in clandestine graves.

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English football has biggest deficit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:40
England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.

Number of UK High Street shops falls

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:39
The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: IS beaten back in Iraq by airstrikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:30
RAF airstrikes at the beginning of October helped Kurdish forces fight Islamic State out of one of their strongholds in Iraq.

The scenic route to your happy place

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
Do you live in a city that can literally make you happy?

VIDEO: Headgear measures city stimulation

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
A company is testing out headgear that measures brain response to the stimulation of the city.

VIDEO: How to build a 'cat camera'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:25
The BBC team who made cat cameras for The Secret Life of the Cat explain the technology behind the show.

Borders railway track laying begins

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:24
Track laying is under way on the multi-million pound rail link between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.

Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:23

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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How To Take A Nobel Prize-Winning Picture

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:22

This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry went to a team that came up with a way to take a closer look at the secret lives of living cells. It could make biomedical research a lot easier.

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Homebuyers set for budget boost

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:11
Homebuyers could be in for a boost when Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces details of a new tax to replace stamp duty.

The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-08 15:08
The fight to declare this chimpanzee a "person" in law