National / International News

Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 18:33
Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.

Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 18:24
A pilot is killed and another is injured as Virgin Galactic's space tourism craft crashes in California.

Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:56
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.

Uruguay registers cannabis growers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:45
The Uruguayan government announces the start of registration for licensed cannabis growers as part of its plan to legalise the drug.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:38
Militant group Boko Haram denies claims by Nigeria's government that it has agreed to a ceasefire and will release 219 abducted girls.

VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:38
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.

UK travellers warned of terror threat

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:24
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.

VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:18
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.

VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 17:14
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.

U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:57

Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.

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Questions remain over Afghanistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:52
No clear verdict can be made about the military campaign in Afghanistan, says Nick Childs.

Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:43
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

Charity defends airport green tax

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:42
The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

An unlikely naval battle remembered

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:41
Commemorating Britain's first naval defeat of World War One

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:32
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra

'Men can end up mentally broken'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:05
Movember turns its attention to men's mental health

England's unusual listed places

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Zebra crossings to bus stations: unusual listed buildings

Are Corsica's days of militants and the mafia over?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:01
Are Corsica's days of mafia and militants over?

Why should women change their names on getting married?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 16:00
Why do wives take a man's name after marriage?

Love to Patrick

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-31 15:59
The official whose over-familiar letters infuriated his boss