National / International News

Archbishop urges help for hungry UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:55
More help is needed to prevent UK families going hungry, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of a parliamentary report on the issue.

US Republicans boost Senate majority

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:22
US Republicans increase their majority in the Senate after a runoff in Louisiana from the mid-term elections ends in defeat for the Democrats.

How England inspired Middle Earth

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:12
How England's landscape inspired JRR Tolkien

Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 18:01

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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Cuban Ebola doctor returns home

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 16:53
A Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland is welcomed back to Havana.

Kiesza: From elite sniper to chart topper

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 16:02
How Kiesza went from elite sniper to pop star

Typhoon sweeps across Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:48
Hundreds of thousands take shelter as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across the eastern Philippines, toppling trees and threatening coastal areas.

Thousands expected at bridge display

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:37
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend a fireworks display celebrating Clifton Suspension Bridge's 150th anniversary later, organisers say.

The Jewish festival in a town without Jews

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:35
The Jewish festival in a town without any Jews

Trump needs 'perfect' play in final

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:34
BBC Sport looks at the UK Championship's greatest finals as 'grand master' Ronnie O'Sullivan meets 'young pretender' Judd Trump.

Has modern art exhausted its power to shock?

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:28
How modern art became trapped by its urge to shock

The twilight world of China's wild west

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:17
China's wild west where you are never alone

Remains Of 1 Of 43 Missing Mexican Students Identified

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:15

In September, 43 students went missing in Mexico; drug gang members confessed to their murder last month. Now, the remains of one student have been identified.

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VIDEO: Greek police teargas protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:12
Greek police fire teargas to disperse a protest in Athens's main square.

'Build character', schools told

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:10
Schools must do more to build pupils' character and resilience, the shadow education secretary will argue in a speech on Monday.

VIDEO: Dancing with scissorhands

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:06
Dancer Liam Mower talks to the BBC about the challenges of dancing with hands made of scissors

VIDEO: Freerunning in Kashmir

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:06
The growing popularity of freerunning in Kashmir

VIDEO: Autism-friendly event goes national

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:06
A mother's campaign has led to a big toy chain having autism-friendly shopping sessions this Christmas.

Al-Qaeda's remaining leaders

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:03
Profiles of prominent figures in the Islamist militant network, al-Qaeda.

Woods vomits during third round

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:03
Tiger Woods fights off illness to shoot a three-under-par 69 but remains in last position at the Hero World Challenge.