National / International News

VIDEO: Civilians in Ukraine flee fighting

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:59
Civilians from towns around the area of Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 was shot down are continuing to flee heavy fighting.

VIDEO: Royal Navy rescues BBC's faulty forecast

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-01 00:56
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood got a helping hand from members of the Royal Navy when a technical problem meant the graphics did not work for her weather forecast.

Weekly Wrap: Jobs Friday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-07-31 23:15

David Gura talks wtih Fortune's Leigh Gallagher and FT Alphaville's Cardiff Garcia.   

Listen to their conversation in the audio player above.

Hopes 'bleak' for landslide missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:54
Officials say hopes of finding any more survivors from a landslide that buried a village are fading, as the number of bodies found passes 50.

Executive backs £78m cuts to budget

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
Stormont departments, excluding health and education, are to have their budgets cut by £78m as the executive agrees to endorse the June monitoring round.

'Genetic revolution' on front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:42
The announcement of £300m in funding for a plan to map DNA profiles in a bid to fight health problems such as cancer features in several papers.

Tax workers to hold one-day strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:34
Tax workers in Northern Ireland are set to stage a one-day strike in an ongoing dispute over job cuts.

Israel and Hamas truce under way

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:33
Israel and Hamas begin an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire on Friday morning, after 24 days of fighting.

Kincora abuse probe 'stopped by MI5'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 21:31
A former army intelligence officer says he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a Belfast boys' home in the 1970s.

Xinjiang imam murder 'suspects shot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:47
Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

Ebola victim heads to US hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:36
A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to receive a US aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa.

Multiple Taiwan gas blasts kill 24

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:34
A series of gas explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung kills at least 24 people and injures about 270 others.

In pictures: Taiwan gas blasts

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:04
Striking images from southern Taiwan

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 18:55
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:56
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:51
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:50
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

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