National / International News

VIDEO: UK-led mission to the Moon

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:03
British scientists have set out plans to lead a mission to the Moon.

New home for rescued snow leopard

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:57
A snow leopard that has been living in a cage by a road since being rescued in Pakistan two years ago is to move to a specially designed facility.

Firefighters battle huge LA blaze

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:50
A massive fire breaks out at a building under construction in downtown LA, shutting freeways and damaging other buildings.

Day in pictures: 8 December 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:45
News images from around the world: 8 December

Quiz: Charter school city

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:43

More than 2.7 million students attend charter schools in 42 states, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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Man jailed for abduction and rape

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:42
A sex offender who repeatedly raped a woman after forcing her off the street in Aberdeen has been jailed for life.

Family mourns Mexico student Mora

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:25
Relatives demand justice after Alexander Mora, one of 43 Mexican students who went missing in Iguala on 26 September, is confirmed dead.

VIDEO: Huge fire destroys Los Angeles site

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:23
People in Los Angeles capture footage of a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block being constructed in the city.

Osborne: Cuts 'a price that works'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:18
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".

Missing stag do man 'found dead'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:18
A body found in Prague is identified as that of a British man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague, a family friend says.

Frozen is top-selling iTunes movie

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:16
Hit Disney animation Frozen is iTunes' best-selling movie of all time, as Ed Sheeran's X and Pharrell Williams' Happy are named the UK's biggest album and single of 2014.

VIDEO: UK food handout figures 'shocking'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:10
Archbishop Justin Welby, says it is "shocking" to see thousands of people in a wealthy country reduced to seeking food handouts.

Second night of violent US protests

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:06
Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.

Can law tackle controlling partners?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:03
Could new legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse?

Rouhani warns against corruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:59
President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.

VIDEO: 'I love criticism of Band Aid'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:59
Band Aid founder Bob Geldof defends his latest charity single, saying criticism helps raise the profile of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Uncertainty is strange, says Button

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:55
Former world champion Jenson Button says he "just has to deal" with the uncertainty over whether he has a future at McLaren.

VIDEO: Can ex-drug users ever make good art?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:48
Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.

Russian liberal TV forced out

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:39
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.

Farmer delivers Downing Street tree

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 03:25
A fir tree grown on Gower is being unveiled by the prime minister as one of 10 Downing Street's two official Christmas trees.