National / International News

Australia approves strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:51
The Australian cabinet gives its approval for fighter jets to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq.

US cameraman in Liberia has Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:34
A freelancer working for NBC News in Liberia is to be flown home to the US after contracting the virus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.

Texas abortion restrictions upheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:58
A US appeals court rules Texas can enforce restrictions on abortion clinics under a contested state law, which may force many such facilities to close.

Tell us what the economy feels like to you

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:45

It’s doing better by lots of measurements — but people don’t feel it. Which is part of what Obama is out stumping for through November.

The data says the economy’s doing better — much better. But does it feel better? How’s your economy doing? 

Tell us your story above. 

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:43
What's the only question Prince deigned to answer in a Q&A?

Burmese 'killed Britons in Thailand'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:17
Thai Police say two Burmese men have apparently confessed to killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao island.

VIDEO: Durga Puja's temple made of biscuits

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:32
A pavilion made largely of biscuits has featured at the Durga Puja festival in northern Calcutta.

Libya troops die in Benghazi attacks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:28
At least 29 Libyan soldiers are killed and 60 more injured in car bombings and clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi, sources say.

Tories 'to curb human rights cases'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:20
The Conservatives say they would stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Strasbourg, if they win the next general election.

What a quiz tells us about US news habits

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 17:07
What Americans do and don't know about world news

American Cameraman, Working For NBC News, Tests Positive For Ebola

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:54

The network said the man, who was working in Liberia, is being flown back to the United States for treatment. The freelance cameraman came down with symptoms on Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Turkey MPs vote to join war on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:44
Turkey's parliament has backed a motion that will allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria.

Scottish borrowing costs assessed

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:36
Borrowing by the Scottish government could be expected to cost one percentage point more than UK debt.

Disability benefit delays criticised

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:33
Delays in paying the new disability benefit are leaving many people without enough money to afford essential living costs, according to a report.

Papers show Thatcher's personal side

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:04
Papers show the human side of Margaret Thatcher

JP Morgan customer accounts hacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 16:00
JP Morgan says it suffered a massive cyber attack affecting 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US.

The slow train to an accessible London

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:58
Will the London Underground ever be truly accessible?

Survivor remembers Lampedusa wreck

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:53
"I feel so happy, I feel so bad" says migrant who lived after wreck

The original Jersey Boy, and the inspiration for Cider With Rosie

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:52
The man who was the original Jersey Boy

Mexico relatives search for students

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 15:50
Desperate relatives join soldiers in the search for 44 students who disappeared during protests in the Mexican town of Iguala in Guerrero state.