National / International News

S Korea Christians scrap border tree

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:54
A South Korean Christian group cancels plans to put up a Christmas-tree shaped tower close to the border with the North, citing "jitters".

Tories drop aides from election list

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:43
The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

VIDEO: 'I didn't have a normal childhood'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:11
A 17-year-old with a stepdad in prison tells Newsbeat what life is like for her.

Hurdles remain for women combat action

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:00
Will women be serving in the infantry anytime soon?

Women 'could join British infantry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 20:00
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, the BBC understands, subject to a review into female soldiers.

South Korea bans 'pro-North' party

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:53
South Korea bans a political party for the first time in decades, with a court ordering a party accused of supporting the North to disband.

Thai tuna firm buys US rival

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:48
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).

Capturing black life on Instagram

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:31
Capturing black life on Instagram

Children dead in Australian home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:13
Eight children are found stabbed to death at a house in a suburb of the Australian city of Cairns, police say.

Disability scheme helping 'minority'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:05
The government's Access to Work scheme is only helping a "minority" of disabled people stay in, or gain, employment, a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:53
Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.

VIDEO: Kurds: 'Biggest victory yet' over IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:42
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Top Taliban killings 'ineffective'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:33
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.

Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:23

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:57
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

Brain's 'internal compass' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:46
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.

Should students carry guns on campus?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:45
The battle for guns at university

'Support vulnerable doctors' call

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:43
Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.

Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:39
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.