National / International News

VIDEO: 'Largest ever' white truffle to be auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 00:04
An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday.

'Bid to rescue' US hostage in Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 00:02
US and Yemeni forces launch an operation to rescue British-born US hostage Luke Somers who has been held by al-Qaeda militants, reports say.

Three killed in car crash with lorry

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 00:02
Three people die following a crash between a car and a lorry in Wiltshire.

Suicide 'not always inevitable'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 23:55
Spotlight on one woman's efforts to help prevent suicide

VIDEO: 'Shocking' disability access to shops

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 23:51
Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is "shocking", a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants finds.

VIDEO: Denial over RAF 'broken jets' claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 23:42
The MoD denies claims by an RAF serviceman that raids against Islamic State are being conducted with "broken jets and tired and fed up people."

VIDEO: Smith's Grammy nods 'dream come true'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 23:32
British singer/songwriter Sam Smith says his six Grammy nominations are "a dream come true".

'Terror preparations' teen quizzed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 23:14
Police continue to question a 19-year-old man under anti-terror laws following a series of raids on properties in Cardiff and Barry.

Half A Million Flee To Shelters As Super Typhoon Nears Philippines

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 20:26

Typhoon Hagupit is projected to slam the archipelago early today, hitting an area still recovering from a November 2013 typhoon that killed 7,300. This storm could drop 2 feet of rain in some areas.

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Xi cages big tiger in anti-corruption drive

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 20:18
Mighty fall in China's anti-corruption drive

Swiss hostage flees in Philippines

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 20:15
Swiss hostage Lorenzo Vinciguerra escapes from Abu Sayyaf militants who have held him for nearly three years in the Philippines, officials say.

VIDEO: 'Keep on fighting for me'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 19:39
Eric Garner's daughter says she will be satisfied only "when these cops...get what they deserve".

UK to set up Mid East military base

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 18:46
The UK is establishing its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.

VIDEO: 'People have had it' with police

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 18:17
Spike Lee has said that people in the United States "have had it" with police in the wake of the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

VIDEO: Third night of protests in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:28
Protesters gather across the US to demonstrate their anger at the decision not to prosecute the police officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold.

VIDEO: Seal colony breaks pupping records

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:14
A record-breaking number of seal pups have been born at a nature reserve in north Norfolk with another two months of the breeding season remaining.

Seals filmed at night for first time

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 17:06
Pioneering filming techniques are set to be used to capture a record-breaking seal colony in north Norfolk for the new season of the BBC's Winterwatch series.

Grand jury to consider NYC shooting

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:55
A US grand jury will consider charges in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in New York City, as protests over others deaths continue.

@OrkneyLibrary's 7 favourite bookish Twitter feeds

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:29
Seven @OrkneyLibrary favourites

Thousands flee Typhoon Hagupit

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 16:28
About half a million people flee coastal villages in the Philippines as powerful Typhoon Hagupit heads towards areas devastated by a storm last year.