National / International News

Texas abortion restrictions blocked

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:13
The US Supreme Court blocks key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.

A guide to swapping sides

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:57
How life turn out for those MPs and celebs who 'defect'

Mexico students 'not in mass grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:55
DNA tests have shown that 28 bodies found in a mass grave are not those of a missing group of students, the Mexican attorney general says.

In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:46

Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

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Woman admits Quebec baby theft

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:31
A woman charged with kidnapping a newborn baby from a Quebec hospital in May has pleaded guilty to all charges.

High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:17

The Supreme Court agreed to block parts of the law from going into effect, while it is challenged in the court system.

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Lost heroes: Pupils honour war dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:16
Pupils at a school in the far north of mainland Scotland recall the stories connected to the names on their local war memorial.

Deadline for SNP job approaches

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:15
The deadline for nominations to be the new SNP leader approaches, with Nicola Sturgeon the only candidate to succeed Alex Salmond.

Serbia-Albania qualifier abandoned

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:14
Serbia's match with Albania is abandoned as a drone carrying a political message sparks clashes on the pitch.

Campaigners unveil child poverty map

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:13
Campaigners publish a child poverty map of Scotland, claiming it shows "shocking levels of hardship" across the country.

IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:50

Overnight, dozens of occupiers were arrested as police worked to clear some main thoroughfares blocked during massive acts of civil disobedience.

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Cyber-worm seeks home data stores

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:38
A malicious worm that can roam the net seeking data stored on insecure hardware has been created by a security researcher.

VIDEO: The cyber tattoo that 'plays' music

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:36
BBC Click talks to Russian artist Dmitry Morozov about his tattoo that 'plays' music

Dying patients 'lack home support'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:35
The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour expert support for patients dying at home in England, according to palliative care charity Sue Ryder.

VIDEO: When people power toppled the communists

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:24
It is 25 years since the protests against the East German communist regime in Leipzig helped lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall

VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Serbia Albania match

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:20
Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifier match with Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying a political message sparked clashes involving players and fans on the football pitch.

VIDEO: Making social networking 'real'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:12
A new app, Socialmaps, aims to make it possible for people to meet their social networking connections in the real world.

Should people be eating more fat?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:08
Should people be eating more fat?

Gangs and drugs 'fuel jail violence'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:04
Levels of violence at a Liverpool prison are "rising sharply" because of gang issues and the availability of drugs, an inspection finds.

Call for Trafalgar Square smoking ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 15:02
Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares as well as the city's parks if a report by London's Health Commission is implemented.