National / International News

VIDEO: New Indian football league kicks off

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:15
A new Indian football league is launching on Sunday, in a country where cricket has traditionally been a more popular sport.

VIDEO: Hunt wants public oath for teachers

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:12
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

VIDEO: Silence to mark Brighton bombing

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-12 00:10
A minute's silence will be held to mark the 30th anniversary of the IRA bomb attack on a Brighton hotel during the Conservative party conference.

Britons seek 'right to be forgotten'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 21:18
One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European "right to be forgotten" laws have come from the UK, Google says.

The advance of IS - and UKIP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 21:04
Sunday's papers have a mixed bag of lead stories. Islamic State fighters' latest battle successes, and polls showing potential substantial claims for UKIP at the election, are both discussed.

Donors gather for Gaza aid summit

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:50
Diplomats will meet in Egypt to discuss aid required to rebuild Gaza, following a 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas militants earlier this year.

VIDEO: St Louis protests over police violence

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:44
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the US city of St Louis on the second day of protests against police violence.

Hunt wants public oath for teachers

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 20:25
Teachers should take a public oath committing themselves to the values of their profession, suggests Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:55
Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.

UN hopes for rapid Ebola containment

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:52
The UN special envoy on Ebola David Nabarro tells the BBC he hopes the Ebola outbreak can be brought under control within three months.

UK troops 'training' Kurdish forces

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 19:01
A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers are training Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.

Memorial service for Alan Henning

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 18:14
A memorial service for Alan Henning, who was murdered by Islamic State militants in Syria, is to take place in Manchester.

Kobane situation 'dangerous' - US

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 17:32
The situation in Kobane, the northern Syrian town under attack from IS militants, remains "dangerous," says US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

Putin 'orders Russia troop pullback'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders the withdrawal of thousands of troops stationed near the Ukrainian border, Russian media report.

Mexico bodies 'not all students'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:38
Some bodies found in shallow graves are not those of 43 students who went missing after clashes with police in Iguala, the state governor says.

How do we give dignity to the dying?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:30
Whatever happened to the traditional 'deathbed'?

Two men injured in Tube stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 16:21
Two men have been stabbed while travelling on a Tube train in north-west London, British Transport Police say.

How English became language of science

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 15:57
How the US changed the language of science