National / International News

In pictures: Career of Robin Williams

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 17:08
US actor found dead at his home in California

Lebanon gripped by IS conspiracy theory

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:50
Heard the conspiracy theory about the US and Islamic State?

Navy patrol ships contract announced

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:39
Details of a deal which will see three new Royal Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) built on the Clyde are confirmed by the MoD.

Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:36
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.

Good prospects for Glorious Twelfth

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:36
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which begins today, are said to be "unusually favourable".

Licensed trade calls for rates cut

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:33
Scotland's licensed trade is calling on the Scottish government to reduce rates for pub operators, arguing they are "a serious burden".

Missouri teen's family demand justice

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:26
The family of an unarmed black teenager killed by police in a suburb of St Louis call for justice for their son, as the FBI investigates.

Kew's green medicine

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:16
Kew Gardens explores the healing power of plants

Obama lauds Iraq's 'promising step'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:14
US President Obama says the nomination of a new Iraqi PM is a "promising step forward", as US aid drops reach displaced Yazidis.

Girl Guides get 'fresh' new uniform

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:56
A new uniform for Guides in the UK is unveiled - the eighth redesign in the movement's 105-year history.

Former PMs lined up for post

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:55
A set of stamps commemorating eight former prime ministers is being released by the Royal Mail.

Change law to save pubs, Camra urges

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:54
New laws must be introduced to make it harder for pubs in England and Wales to be demolished or converted into shops, pub campaigners say.

VIDEO: I'm not here to inspire, I'm here to make people laugh

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:53
Why these disabled comics don't want to 'inspire'

Babies 'rapid brain growth revealed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:40
A new scanning technique shows babies' brains grow most rapidly immediately after birth.

The designer taking his Xhosa heritage global

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:33
The South African fashion designer taking his heritage global

Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:33

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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VIDEO: Yazidis cling on to aid flight

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:26
The BBC's Jiyar Gol reports from one of the helicopters dropping aid to the Yazidis in Mount Sinjar, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq.

Heads warn about Trojan overreaction

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:14
There are warnings that anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences.

Moncton police killer pleads guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 14:15
A Canadian man accused of killing three police officers in June in Moncton, New Brunswick, has pleaded guilty to all charges.

Barneys Agrees To Settlement Over Racial Profiling Allegations

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 14:03

The retailer will pay a fine of $525,000 in connection to charges that its flagship store in New York was disproportionately suspecting black and Hispanics of credit card fraud and shoplifting.

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