National / International News

'Agony' of Williams' final hours - papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:05
Many papers are still digesting news of the death of actor Robin Williams, as well as pondering what the UK should do in Iraq

Criticism sparks care homes review

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:04
The Commissioner for Older People says criminal charges should be brought against care homes where staff repeatedly fail to meet standards.

Canada to give WHO Ebola vaccine

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:45
Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.

VIDEO: Helping military children cope with loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:32
Newsbeat visits a FAB summer camp, designed to help children from military families cope with loss.

Constitution to 'guarantee' free NHS

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:05
Alex Salmond is to promise the inclusion of a right to free healthcare in the proposed written constitution of an independent Scotland.

Williams death confirmed as suicide

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 19:09
US actor and comedian Robin Williams had been treated for depression and took his own life at his California home, police confirm.

Obama calls for calm in Missouri

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:56
President Obama urges restraint in the US city of St Louis after two nights of unrest following the fatal shooting by police of a black teenager.

Colombia boosts troops in rebel area

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:19
The military in Colombia says it is sending more troops to the eastern province of Arauca to deal with a recent wave of attacks.

'Slenderman' victim thanks governor

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:54
The family of a 12-year-old allegedly stabbed by two schoolgirls have thanked the governor of Wisconsin, who honoured her with a special day.

In pictures: Lauren Bacall

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:43
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall

Japanese economy contracts sharply

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.

VIDEO: Eddie Izzard tribute to Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
Comedian Eddie Izzard pays tribute to the US actor Robin Williams

UKIP to avoid rivals' conferences

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:59
Nigel Farage is likely to steer clear of fringe events at other party conferences this autumn - as UKIP tries to move away from "gatecrashing" rival gatherings.

GM flies 'could save crops'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:41
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:21

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at 89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.

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'My beautiful Down's son'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:14
A mother trying to change attitudes towards Down's

Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:56
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?
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