National / International News

EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.

Iraq thrown into political turmoil

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:22
Iraq appears to be in the grip of fresh political turmoil, as Shia parties nominate an alternative to embattled PM Nouri Maliki.

Panic, Pouring Rain, A Ray Of Sun: Reporting On Ebola In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:19

They've stopped shaking hands and hugging each other. They keep buckets of chlorinated water at the door. And they're praying to defeat "the evil one" — Ebola.

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VIDEO: Video of flooding in Kingussie

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:18
Parts of Moray, including Kingussie, are badly affected by flooding as a result of heavy rain overnight.

AUDIO: Row after family cat is put down

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:14
Cat owner Richard Byrnes says he was "put under enormous pressure" to agree to have his pet put down in 2013, a claim the RSPCA denies.

Ukraine shelling sparks jailbreak

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:13
Artillery shells hit a prison in rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, sparking a riot in which 106 inmates escape.

CAR rebels reject new Muslim PM

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:11
The mainly Muslim rebels in CAR reject a Muslim prime minister appointed as part of efforts to end more than a year of religious conflict.

When Applying For Federal Aid, 'Cross Your Fingers And Hope'

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

Students are taking out loans with little understanding of the consequences. The bewildering federal aid process doesn't help.

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'Islamists' held in Kosovo raids

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Forty men suspected of fighting in Iraq and Syria are arrested by police in Kosovo, in an operation targeting Islamist extremists.

Rory sporting sensation - NI leaders

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:05
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers describe Rory McIlroy as "a sporting sensation" after his US PGA Championship victory.

US rebuked over Afghan death probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 04:00
The US is accused by a new Amnesty International report of failing to properly investigate the deaths of Afghan civilians blamed on their forces.

VIDEO: Stuck rollercoaster evacuated mid-ride

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:58
Fire-fighters have rescued more than 20 people who were stuck for hours on a rollercoaster in the US state of Maryland.

VIDEO: NASCAR star 'shaken' over death

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:44
NASCAR racing star Tony Stewart is left 'visibly shaken' after being involved in a fatal collision during a race in New York state.

St. Louis-Area Rally For Teen Killed By Police Turns Violent

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:43

Police and witnesses agree the teen did not have a gun and that a third person was also involved; beyond that, the details of Michael Brown's death are in dispute.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:42

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

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Gallery removes Chapmans sculpture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:35
A sculpture by Jake and Dinos Chapman is removed from display at a Rome art gallery after complaints that the work is "paedo-pornographic".

Fresh Gaza talks begin in Egypt

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:32
Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians get under way in Cairo, Egyptian media say, as a ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza.

VIDEO: Sinead on hair, music and being bossy

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:29
Sinead O'Connor talks to BBC Breakfast about her new music and why she doesn't care what people think of her.

Israeli flag councillor quit call

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:22
Almost 2,000 people sign a petition calling for the resignation of a Glasgow councillor who waved an Israeli flag.

Software smoothes shaky video clips

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 03:08
Help is at hand for anyone who has shot a shaky video while cycling, climbing, kayaking or engaging in any other high-speed sport.
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