National / International News

Trust without boss until next year

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 21:07
Northern Ireland's largest health trust could be without a chief executive until next year, the BBC understands.

Shaun the Sheep to have arts trail

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 20:59
Up to 120 giant sculptures depicting Shaun the Sheep will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

'Extremist' nurseries to lose funding

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 20:58
Councils will be given powers to stop funding early years providers with links to extremism, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to announce.

MP 'troubled' by mental health care

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 20:07
So few people in Liverpool benefit from mental health care it is "extremely troubling", a city MP and shadow health minister says.

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 20:05
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?

VIDEO: Asia evaluates free trade agreements

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 19:18
Only one in four Asian exporters actually benefit from free trade agreements and almost half say they do not understand them according to an HSBC study.

Sen. Lamar Alexander Overcomes Tea Party Challenge

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 18:22

The two-term Tennessee senator's win marks a milestone for the Republican establishment: a Senate primary season in which every serious Tea Party challenge to an incumbent was fended off.

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Navy 'affair' officer loses post

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 17:44
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is removed from her post following allegations of an affair with an officer.

Plagiarism row senator leaves race

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 17:16
Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh drops his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarised part of a university paper he wrote in 2007.

School A-level advice 'often wrong'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 17:03
Thousands of pupils are being given scant or wrong advice about the best A-level subjects to study to gain a degree place, a survey finds.

'Big rise' in school absence fines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

The price of Erdogan's popularity

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:22
Weighing up the man tipped to lead Turkey as president

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

Record ticket sales at Festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:05
The Edinburgh International Festival is set to break tickets sales records when it opens on Friday.

Thousands on nursery waiting lists

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 16:04
More than 12,000 babies and toddlers are on waiting lists for local authority nursery places, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Who are the Yazidis?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:52
The Yazidis are often unjustly referred to as "devil worshippers".

Tourism takes a nosedive in Crimea

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:45
Crimea's tourist trade takes a nosedive

Westwood and McIlroy in US PGA hunt

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:31
Lee Westwood is joint leader of the US PGA after an opening 65, one clear of Rory McIlroy as Tiger Woods struggles.

If A Monkey Takes A Photo, Who Owns The Copyright?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:30

In 2011, a macaque took over wildlife photographer David Slater's camera — and took a striking image. Now Slater is clashing with Wikimedia over who owns it.

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Colombia's President Santos sworn in

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 15:25
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warns peace talks could falter if left-wing rebels do not halt attacks, as he starts a second term.

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