National / International News

VIDEO: 'Young gamblers not seeking help'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 20:03
NHS figures uncovered by Newsbeat suggest that the average debt for some gamblers under the age of 30 is more than £10,000.

VIDEO: White House security lapses detailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 19:38
An official report has found that an intruder who got into the White House was able to do so because of a series of technical and organisational security failures.

Leaders gather in Brisbane for G20

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 19:10
World leaders arrive in Brisbane, Australia for this weekend's G20 summit, with global growth the focus of the talks.

FBI's Vicious Letter To King Holds Lessons On Surveillance, Hindsight

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:28

The letter calls King an "evil, abnormal beast," and speaks of his extramarital affairs, which were discovered while seeking ties to communism. Journalists in the 1960s rejected the FBI's scoop.

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VIDEO: Samsung's new smart watch on display

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:05
The BBC's Richard Taylor looks at Samsung's just-released Gear S smartwatch

VIDEO: Do these sculptures objectify women?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 18:02
The BBC's Will Gompertz learns about how artist Allen Jones rose to fame

VIDEO: How to deal with jihadi homecomings?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:54
How should European countries deal with citizens returning home from fighting in Syria? Duncan Crawford reports on Denmark's de-radicalisation plan

Ad Breakdown: Sainsbury's WW1 Christmas truce advert.

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:50
Why is Sainsbury's using the trenches for an advert?

Picture power: Wounded in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:48
Photographer Abd Doumany talks of his work in a suburb of Damascus

Religious persecution on the rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:41
Victimisation of people for their faith is a growing problem across the world, says Caroline Wyatt - and we should all be concerned.

The man who seemed not to notice danger

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:41
The man who flew 487 different planes

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 17:31
What brought pop stars' duet to a premature end?

White House security lapses detailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:55
An intruder armed with a knife managed to dodge guards and enter the White House in September because of a series of lapses, a report finds.

'Muffled' Alerts, Personal Calls: Report On White House Fence Jumper

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:51

One Secret Service officer was on his cellphone when a man jumped the fence and made his way into the mansion in September. A review finds gaps in communication and training in the security response.

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Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:50
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.

VIDEO: India hangs on to food protection

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:45
A major world trade deal looks solved now that India and the US have resolved a row over food subsidies but India is keeping part of its status quo - for now.

Border drink-drive advice issued

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:37
A health board issues advice to motorists crossing from England into Scotland ahead of new drink-driving limits starting north of the border.

Service to be held for fishermen

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:34
A memorial service will be held in Fraserburgh later for three fishermen who died when their boat sank off the coast of Northumberland.

Sturgeon to be appointed SNP leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:33
Nicola Sturgeon will formally take over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond as the party's annual conference gets under way in Perth.

Bottoms return to Rik Mayall TV bench

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 16:11
A roadside bench matching the one that featured at the start of BBC sitcom Bottom is due to be officially installed after an online campaign by fans of Rik Mayall.