National / International News

Smoking adverts highlight brain risk

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 00:02
A new advertising campaign in England is highlighting the toxic damage tobacco smoke does to organs such as the brain, as well as the lungs.

VIDEO: How ferry fire rescue unfolded

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:59
Four crew members and two passengers have been airlifted to hospital following a fire on board a ferry in the North Sea.

North Sea rescue after fire on ferry

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:51
Six passengers and crew are flown to hospital after a fire, believed to have been started by a passenger, broke out on a North Sea ferry off Yorkshire.

Captain Cook determined to continue

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:19
Alastair Cook wants to remain England captain but admits his future is uncertain after a fourth straight Ashes Test loss.

Israel-Lebanon border fire exchanged

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:10
Israel says it fired artillery shells into southern Lebanon after two rockets landed in Israel, amid heightened cross-border tensions.

VIDEO: New push to make smokers quit

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:05
A new public health campaign in England highlights the toxic damage tobacco smoke does to vital organs such as the brain, as well as the lungs.

More storms ahead, warn forecasters

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 21:25
Forecasters warn of a fresh burst of heavy rain and wind across the UK on Monday, as some homes hit by Christmas storms are told they face more days without power.

'Maternity tourism' and Anelka gesture - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 20:44
Every paper has a different lead on Sunday, including claims of growing pressure on the NHS due to pregnant foreign women arriving for free care.

Australia take 4-0 lead over England

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:42
Australia charge to an eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne to maintain their hopes of an Ashes whitewash.

The super-shared stories of 2013

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:40
It was the year of notable deaths and the Pope's resignation, but which stories were shared most often by readers on the BBC News website?

VIDEO: Iraq troops arrest MP in deadly raid

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:22
Iraqi forces have arrested an MP, killing his brother and five of his guards during a raid on his home in the western city of Ramadi.

Cuba eases restrictions on loans

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 19:19
The Cuban government eases restrictions on loans to private borrowers in the latest measure aimed at boosting the island's troubled economy.

Public funding for land buyout

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:57
Residents of the Pairc Estate on Lewis are to receive funding to help them buy the land they live on.

Defibrillator call for sport centres

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:56
Defibrillators should be made available at more schools and leisure centres in Scotland, according to the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

Spin-off, sequel or sell out?

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:44
The literary works that were reinvented in 2013

Are IVF pregnancies more 'precious'?

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 18:34
Do women and clinicians treat IVF pregnancies differently?

Brazil police search Amazon reserve

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:49
More than 200 Brazilian police search an indigenous reserve in the Amazon region after allegations that a local tribe had abducted three contractors.

No Al-Qaida Link In Benghazi Attack, 'New York Times' Reports

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:38

The attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in the Libyan city on Sept. 11, 2012, killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The newspaper says the attack was led by local fighters and was fueled in large part by anger at a video denigrating Islam.

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Syria urged to help ship toxic arms

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 17:29
The global chemical weapons watchdog calls on Syria to "intensify its efforts" to help ship out its most dangerous chemical weapons for destruction.

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