National / International News

Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:54
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.

Double contest for Scottish Labour

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:54
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

Paddington author to make film cameo

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:43
Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond is to make a cameo appearance in the film that will bring his beloved character to the big screen for the first time.

Paediatrician admits child sex abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:43
A paediatrician from Greater Manchester admits grooming children online and sexually abusing young boys.

Why My Grandma Never Had A Pap Smear

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:40

Women in the developing world may never be tested for cervical cancer. Clinics are far away, cultural biases may keep them away. Now an inexpensive test lets them do it themselves.

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VIDEO: Drinkers try the BBC booze calculator

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:39
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:34
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

NHS Grampian chief to stand down

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:34
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.

How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:33
Bottles of whisky have been removed from shops for containing high levels of antifreeze ingredient propylene glycol. How often is it used?

BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:27
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:06
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:04

The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.

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No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:03

The French town of Vendargues has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

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The Creepiest Ghost And Monster Stories From Around The World

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 07:00

Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.

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Hammer robber steals mayor's chains

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:54
A hammer-wielding robber takes the ceremonial chains of the mayor of Bury in a violent attack.

China makes 'biggest cash haul'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:53
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.

Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:50
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:21
Why flying drones in restricted airspace could land you in prison, plus other technology news

Deadly blast at Nigeria bus station

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 06:02
An explosion at a major bus station in Gombe state in north-eastern Nigeria kills at least four people and injures 32 people, police say.
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