National / International News

US lab worker monitored for Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:40
A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Doctors warn of Loom bands danger

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:22
Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.

Viewpoint: Confrontation key to tackling violent extremism

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:08
Afzal Ashraf, a consultant fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, says governments must confront the violent extremism of jihadist groups like Islamic State, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and Boko Haram.

Queen pays Christmas poppy tribute

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 17:00
The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War 1 casualties and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.

Christmas menus: turtles to turkeys

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:21
Christmas menus through the ages

The science news highlights of 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:16
Science and environment news highlights from 2014

The draw of the Christmas Day swim

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:15
The draw of the Christmas Day swim

VIDEO: Unearthing Brazil's hidden slavery past

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:14
The major construction work in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics is unearthing a wealth of material from the city's dark past as a major port in the slave trade.

Brazil's hidden slavery past unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:13
Rio's grim slavery past surfaces during development

Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:11
Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers

Jack O'Connell's Hollywood breakthrough

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:09
Why Jack O'Connell is the talk of Hollywood

Indian Ocean tsunami: Then and now

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:07
Images of transformation 10 years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami

VIDEO: Sizing up Burton's Big Eyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 16:05
Talking Movies' Tom Brook talks to Tim Burton about his latest film Big Eyes - the story of Walter Keane, who rose to fame by passing his wife's artwork off as his own.

VIDEO: Christmas marked in Bethlehem

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:48
Christians from around the world have gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.

Who, What, Why: The questions of 2014 answered

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:31
The questions of 2014, answered succinctly

How France has forgotten the Christmas truce soldiers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:27
How France has forgotten the WW1 enemies who shook hands

Christmas 'not a fairytale' - Welby

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:12
Fairytale endings do not reflect the true spirit of Christmas, the Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to say in his Christmas Day sermon, which alludes to the battlefield truce of 1914.

VIDEO: Monastery home for asylum seekers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:06
Swiss Monastery Einsiedeln Abbey has taken in around 30 asylum seekers from Eritrea.

Man charged with grandson's murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 15:00
The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy found dead in Lincoln is charged with his murder.

Pope Francis phones Iraqi refugees

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-24 14:50
Pope Francis speaks by telephone to Iraqi refugees in a camp near Irbil before celebrating Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's.