National / International News

'Bombing to start in hours' - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 21:18
The aftermath of the decisive vote in parliament for British airstrikes against Islamic State extremists - and fears of 'mission creep' in the Middle East - dominates Saturday's press.

HK protesters enter government HQ

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 20:45
Dozens of pro-democracy protesters have pushed through a police cordon to break into the main government compound in Hong Kong.

RAF set for strikes on IS targets

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 20:32
British warplanes are in Cyprus, ready to launch missile strikes against Islamic State targets after MPs backed military action in Iraq.

Final ferry trip is 'end of an era'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 20:30
The UK's only ferry link to Scandinavia is to close for good, marking the "the end of an era", its operator says.

Truckers' tales of 'migrant influx'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 20:25
The lorry drivers trying to fend off stowaways

'Time running out' for Iran deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 20:14
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warns that time is running out for negotiating a permanent deal on his country's nuclear programme, as a deadline nears.

Hosni Mubarak retrial verdict due

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:25
A verdict is expected on Saturday in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges of ordering the killing of protesters.

Abbas: Israel's Gaza war 'genocide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:10
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas tells the UN he will seek punishment for "war crimes" committed during Israel's recent war with Gaza.

Sued optician may challenge ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 18:01
High street optician Optical Express is considering an appeal after a woman was awarded £500,000 damages when laser surgery left her sight damaged.

VIDEO: Is college football to blame for NFL woes?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:46
With American professional football hit by abuse scandals and the behaviour of its athletes under scrutiny, some are wondering if college, and even high school football, might be partly to blame. The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports.

French driving schools fight red tape

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:36
Red tape frustrates French motoring school

Air traffic fire 'set by employee'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 17:13
A fire in an air traffic control facility that grounded all flights in and out of Chicago's two major airports was set by an employee, officials say.

Ferguson Police Will Be Banned From Wearing 'I Am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:28

In a letter, the Justice Department said the accessory was "exacerbating an already tense atmosphere." After a talk with the department, the police chief said he would institute a new policy.

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IMF declines new loans to Zimbabwe

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:14
The International Monetary Fund has told the BBC it will not offer Zimbabwe more money because the country is in arrears on repayments of existing loans.

How keep-fit gyms gripped Victorians

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 16:10
Exercising in coat tails and corsets

Blogging her way back to health

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:58
How a disabled woman food-blogged her way back to health

Paraguay sinking: Eight bodies found

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:50
Rescuers retrieve more bodies from the River Paraguay following Wednesday's boat accident, which killed Brazilian tourists and Paraguayan crew.

VIDEO: Britain's largest Chinese art exhibition

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:28
The largest exhibition of contemporary art from China and Taiwan to be held in the UK to date is being staged in venues across Manchester.

VIDEO: Why Belgium has seven parliaments

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:24
Belgium and its multiple parliaments

Four charged over £100m cocaine find

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 15:20
Four British men are charged with drugs offences following the seizure of more than a tonne of cocaine off the Irish coast earlier this week.