National / International News

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:41

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.

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Arrest after gas main set on fire

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:39
A man is arrested on suspicion of arson after a gas main supplying a Tesco store and 15 flats was set on fire.

Turkish anger over German 'spying'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:37
The German ambassador to Turkey is called to the foreign ministry over reports that Germany spied on Turkish officials.

Truce deadline looms for Gaza talks

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:32
Israelis and Palestinians try to agree a long-term deal on Gaza's future and end weeks of deadly fighting before a five-day ceasefire expires.

US firm creates 94 new tech jobs

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:28
An American company announces 94 new Belfast technology jobs in an Invest NI-backed expansion.

Clearing places 20,000 students

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:19
More than 20,000 students found degree places through the clearing system over the weekend, according to Ucas, the university admissions body.

Police officer's 'sex in custody'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:18
A married police officer had sex with a female suspect in a custody suite, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

NI abortion paper 'ready by autumn'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:10
The Justice Department will publish its own proposals for abortion law changes in Northern Ireland by autumn, unless there is a joint approach with the Department of Health, according to David Ford.

VIDEO: Boat survivors 'swam for seven hours'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:09
Two people are still missing after a tourist boat sank off the Indonesian coast on Saturday night.

Self-drive lorries 'to get UK test'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:01
Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports.

Rescue dad feared he would die

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:50
A brave passerby who saved a four-year-old boy from drowning in Swansea Marina says he feared they would die in the near tragedy.

'Horrendous abuses' by Kenya police

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:49
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.

Anderson promises bowling aggression

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:47
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.

VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:43
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.

Photographer Recalls How Ebola Patients Were Carried Off In Liberia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:32

Protesters attacked a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."

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Happy Valley returning to BBC One

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:25
Hard-hitting drama Happy Valley is coming back for a second series, the BBC announces.

'Back to work' for World Cup winners

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:13
As a World Cup win sinks in for England's rugby union side, so does the prospect of returning to full-time work.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:11

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

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Woman held in police nursery inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:46
A 37-year-old woman is arrested and bailed by police in Wiltshire investigating a children's nursery which has been shut down by Ofsted.

Facebook tags satire in news feeds

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:43
Facebook is testing a new feature that warns users of satirical content posted from sites like the Onion.
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