National / International News

VIDEO: Serbian towns hit by flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:13
More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.

Ebola 'threat to world security'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:10
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Alibaba sets share price at $68

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:52
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Clackmannanshire No is first result

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:38
The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:21
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:12
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:03
A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:56

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.

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Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:53
President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:43
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?

How real is The Riot Club?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:40
How real is the Riot Club?

Just what exactly is Freudian?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:36
Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:31
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:26
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.

My family and other ibex

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20
Why the chance of seeing an Alpine ibex has halved in 20 years

The father of 26 preaching birth control

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:19
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:14
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:13
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

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