National / International News

VIDEO: Pakistan floods still rising

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 01:32
Andrew North reports from Jhang in the Pakistani province of Punjab where floodwaters are continuing to rise, leaving thousands homeless.

Apple's Watch - what's it for?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 23:51
Rory Cellan-Jones asks what exactly the new device is for

VIDEO: In training with Invictus athletes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 22:48
The BBC's Disability Affairs Correspondent Nikki Fox meets two of the competitors in the Invictus Games as they train for their events.

UK leaders campaigning to save Union

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 21:51
The UK party leaders will be campaigning in Scotland later for a referendum "No" vote, as Alex Salmond claims their visit would boost the "Yes" side.

Committee to discuss Robinson probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 21:21
Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee is due to discuss a report on the conduct of First Minister Peter Robinson and his wife Iris behind closed doors later.

Scottish referendum: Generation 2014 vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:49
Who will win backing of youngest voters?

PM's 'plea' to Scots - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:45
The debate over Scottish independence continues to dominate front pages, with David Cameron urging Scots, via the Daily Mail, to vote No.

Rhode Island Sets November Match Up For Governor

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:35

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.

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Some patients 'awake' during surgery

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:27
Scientists suggest one in 19,000 undergoing an operation under general anaesthetic wake up during surgery, based on the biggest study into the subject.

Study reveals swearing hotspots

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:20
Research reveals the areas of the UK in which Twitter users are most likely to use coarse language.

Obama 'has authority' to fight IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 20:14
US President Obama says he "has the authority" to widen military action against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria without Congressional approval.

Japan watchdog backs reactor restart

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:57
Japan's nuclear regulator gives formal safety sign-off for two reactors to restart, moving the tsunami-hit nation closer to a resumption of nuclear energy.

Harry hosts party for Invictus Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:56
Prince Harry hosts a party to welcome wounded servicemen and women ahead of the opening ceremony of the inaugural Invictus Games.

The era of radical concrete

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:42
Images from the era of radical rebuilding

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Fends Off Democratic Primary Challenge

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:40

The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.

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Unions push for 'fairness' after the election

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:22
Unions push for workers to share in the recovery

Scott Brown Captures N.H. Republican Senate Nomination

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-09 19:06

The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.

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Confusion over Fiji's UN troops

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 18:52
Fiji's military says 45 UN peacekeepers taken captive in Syria will be released this week, but a Fijian government official denies the reports.

Sleeping pills 'linked to dementia'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 18:21
Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.

Dementia patients 'face care tax'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-09 18:07
Dementia patients in the UK face what is, in effect, a "care tax" because they are left to sort out much of the care they need themselves, experts say.