National / International News

Australia raises terror threat level

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:37
Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, PM Tony Abbott announces, amid concern over militant groups in the Middle East.

Complaints made about Basil McCrea

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:32
The assembly standards commissioner is investigating complaints about the Lagan Valley MLA and leader of NI21, Basil McCrea, the BBC understands.

Grave concerns about university boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:00
Grave concerns about the "destabilising" behaviour of Plymouth University's chairman were raised four months ago, the BBC can reveal.

VIDEO: On the border 'protecting' Europe from IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:55
Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State and other jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Care homes abuse claims expand

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:22
An investigation into abuse at a children's care home in Nottingham is widened to include other 12 other establishments, it is revealed.

Western Australia shark cull blocked

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:02
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".

UK Ebola man plans return to Africa

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:16
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.

Boy, 14, held over dogs' home blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:12
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of arson after 43 dogs were killed in a major fire at Manchester Dogs' Home.

Mary Poppins singalong at the Proms

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 18:16
Poppins songsmith on his classic tunes

Debatable Land

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43
One foot in Scotland, the other in England

Accused father 'had bitter divorce'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:33
The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies had gone through a bitter divorce, court documents show.

CIA Doubles Its Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:22

The Central Intelligence Agency says the Sunni militant group can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters." Earlier, the agency had estimated ISIS had at least 10,000 fighters.

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US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:21
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.

Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:07
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.

VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:54
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.

Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:53

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

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Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:32
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.

Brain 'still active during sleep'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:31
The brain is still active while we sleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.

U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:24

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $25K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:24

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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