National / International News

Paris talks focus on train security

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 19:26
European ministers and officials are set to hold emergency talks in Paris following last week's foiled gun attack on a French train.

Cancellations as rail strike begins

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:56
A number of rail services are cancelled as First Great Western staff begin a three-day walkout.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:44
Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:43
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.

VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:27
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Limit Chilcot legal advice cash - MP

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:22
The government should limit the amount of money spent on legal advice for politicians, officials and military figures as part of the Chilcot inquiry, a Tory MP says.

Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:44

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Disabled push for a better life in Iran

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:09
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.

David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:06
The Edinburgh TV Festival agenda is dominated by the future of the BBC and the health of the British industry.

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:55
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:48
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.

Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:30
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

Year-long 'Mars isolation' to begin

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:29
A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Our selection of top images from the past seven days

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... for ever?

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:25
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:08
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Shoreham crash marked one week on

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:08
A series of memorial events is to take place later to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.

Funding call over veterans' care costs

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:03
Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.

Why are London's gay bars disappearing?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:01
Why are London's gay bars disappearing?