National / International News

Profile: Malala Yousafzai

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:46
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest-ever Nobel peace prize winner

VIDEO: Shrien Dewani arrives back in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:45
Shrien Dewani has arrived back in England after being cleared by a court in South Africa of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010.

'No evidence' of McIlroy conspiracy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:45
There is "not a shred of evidence" Rory McIlroy was involved in a conspiracy to plan his exit from a contract with his former sports management company, Dublin High Court is told.

Employers 'to lead new careers body'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:42
Employers will take the lead in a new careers body that will broker links between schools and businesses in England, say ministers.

VIDEO: Disruption as storm hits northern UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:40
High winds and huge waves are hitting north-western parts of the UK, causing power blackouts and travel disruption, as Laura Bicker reports.

'Pineapple Express' Forecast To Drench The Parched West Coast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:33

Some parts of California are expected to receive up to 9 inches of rain. Parts of Washington state may see more than 10 inches. That would be the most rain the region has gotten since 2009.

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'Prisoner swap' freed French hostage

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:32
A Frenchman held hostage by an al Qaeda-linked group in Mali was reportedly freed as part of a prisoner swap with two jailed militants.

BBC theme park ride deal signed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:31
Rides based on BBC shows such as Top Gear and Doctor Who shows could feature at a £2bn theme park planned for Kent, it is announced.

Homes destroyed after Chechen attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:31
Houses are burned after the Chechen leader called for the punishment of Islamist militants' families in response to a deadly attack in Grozny.

Masked gunmen threaten Asprilla

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:15
Faustino Asprilla says he will leave his home in Colombia after being threatened by armed men trying to get money from him.

Peru moves to sue Greenpeace

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:13
The Peruvian government says it will sue Greenpeace activists for "attacking" a famous desert heritage site after a banner protest was held there.

Somali women die in 'revenge attack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:07
A soldier in Somalia avenges the killing of his wife - also a soldier - by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official says.

Poland drops kosher slaughter ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:05
A Polish court rules that a ban on the ritual slaughter of animals for the needs of the Jewish community is unconstitutional.

McLaren to name drivers on Thursday

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:04
McLaren will announce on Thursday whether Jenson Button or Kevin Magnussen will partner Fernando Alonso in 2015.

Uber faces more bans and lawsuits

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 04:04
Uber's week just got worse as it faces a lawsuit in California and Los Angeles as well as bans in India, Spain and Thailand.

VIDEO: First UK sci-fi film re-released

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 03:42
Britain's first ever sci-fi film, dating back to 1913, has been restored as part of a special project by BBC Arts and the British Film Institute.

Hong Kong students urged to leave

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 03:41
Hong Kong's top civil servant Carrie Lam urges students to vacate the streets ahead of the expected clearance of the main protest camp.

Bangladesh oil spill at dolphin site

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 03:25
The Bangladeshi navy sends four vessels to deal with an oil spill from a crashed cargo vessel that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.

Cameron: Torture claims 'dealt with'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 03:23
Questions about the interrogation of terror suspects have been "dealt with from the British perspective", Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Pirate Bay goes offline after raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 03:21
The Pirate Bay, arguably the most well-known website for accessing pirated content, has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden.