National / International News

Out, Out, Damned Ebola: Liberia Is Obsessed With Hand Washing

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:53

There are two camps in Monrovia. The hand washers. And the skeptics who don't believe in Ebola — or in the public health message that scrubbing hands is an effective way of keeping the virus at bay.

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Doctor charged with indecent filming

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:51
A hearing consultant appears in court accused of secretly filming 100 patients, including children, in hospital toilets.

AUDIO: Could you share your partner?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:37
After presenter Mariella Frostrup's husband pulled out of a family holiday because of work, she found another man to travel with - the partner of her best friend.

Who will shine on Ebor stage?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:37
Derby winner Australia and Oaks equivalent Taghrooda are the headline acts at York's glittering Ebor Festival.

HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:33
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.

Explosion traps China coal miners

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:17
Twenty-seven workers are trapped underground after an explosion in a Chinese coal mine, the country's state media reports.

What Exactly Is That Birdlike Thing?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:11

Is it a bird ... a moth. .. two creatures in one?

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Former minister Sam Foster dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:08
The former Northern Ireland environment minister, Ulster Unionist Sam Foster, has died at the age of 82.

Syria airspace ban for US airlines

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:06
The US aviation authority bans American carriers from flying over Syria, citing potential security risks from "armed extremist groups".

'Bodies found' after Ukraine attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 07:01
Fifteen bodies are recovered from the scene of a rocket attack on refugees, a Ukrainian military spokesman says, as heavy fighting is reported.

Prison system is 'not in crisis'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:50
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the prison service is facing challenges with violence, suicides and staff shortages, but insists it is not in crisis.

Man jailed for series of sex attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:48
A man who raped or sexually assaulted four girls in just over an hour is jailed for nine years.

Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:48

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.

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VIDEO: Iceland volcano eruption risk raised

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:29
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, after a series of earthquakes in the region.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:26
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:22
A lorry containing 20 people suspected of being illegal immigrants is stopped by police in Somerset.

Sharkey fire killers launch appeals

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:21
Two men begin appeals against their convictions and life sentences for murdering three members of the Sharkey family in a deliberate house fire in Helensburgh.

Arrest over shipping container death

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:17
A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:13
Man Utd ready to offer Nani to get Rojo, Arsenal target Manolas, Hoddle emerges as Palace candidate, plus more.

Women 'duped in dating site fraud'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 06:09
Women duped by fake profiles on the dating website were conned into handing over nearly a quarter of a million pounds, a court hears.

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