National / International News

Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:02

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.

VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:50
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.

Sex assault charge for radio host

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:43
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:41
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:32
How legendary London Lamb chop went airborne

Care home owners charged over neglect

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:31
Care home owners and staff member charged with mistreating vulnerable adults, in Preston, Lancashire

Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:26
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.

Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:22
Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:15
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:06
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

Runner tells of relief at rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:02
An activities instructor who went missing in the Cairngorms has spoken of his relief at being found after a five-hour search operation.

VIDEO: Unsafe Christmas toys seized at Dover

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:55
Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.

Murder inquiry into Prestwick death

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:41
Police have begun a murder inquiry into the death of a 60-year-old man found in his home in Prestwick on 20 November.

Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure; Is Resting Comfortably

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:34

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing, is 81-years-old. Doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

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VIDEO: How Ferguson protests spread

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:23
BBC News looks at the aftermath of the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed black teenager Michael Brown.

Ghana cocaine bust turns political

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:20
Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport.

Meters overcharge 1.5m gas customers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:19
About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.

Sun reporter cleared over Budget leak

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:18
The Sun's former Whitehall editor is cleared of paying civil servant for information, including details of the 2010 budget.

'Contaminated petrol' at supermarket

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:17
A supermarket in Carmarthenshire closes its unleaded petrol pumps over suspected contamination after cars break down.