National / International News

HK protesters to ballot on proposals

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:09
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.

Hope for son who vanished in 2004

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 22:05
The mother of a man who went missing on a golfing trip exactly 10 years ago says she has not given up hope of seeing him again.

Law change call for sex messages

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:48
Campaigners want it to be made illegal for adults to send sexual messages to children.

The biggest game in club history?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:34
History, wealth and worldwide appeal - why this weekend’s El Clasico really is a football match like no other, writes Tom Fordyce.

Plans for 1,000 more student flats

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:27
Two developers are considering submitting planning applications for another 1,000 student flats in Belfast city centre.

Science chief warns on acid oceans

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:18
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.

EU 'surcharge' and Stardust tributes - paper review

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 21:00
Anger over the EU's demands for an extra £1.7bn from the UK and tributes to the late pop star Alvin Stardust feature in Friday's newspapers.

Governor quits over Mexico missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:49
The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

Qantas back on track to profit

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 20:28
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.

China 'punishes 17' for deadly clash

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 19:44
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.

Video of Ottawa attack released

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 19:01
Authorities in Canada release video showing the moments before a lone gunman stormed into Canada's parliament and was shot dead.

US command of S Korea troops to stay

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 18:56
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.

Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:48

A doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, who had worked in Ebola-stricken countries with Doctors Without Borders, had been monitoring his health and arrived at the hospital today with a fever.

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Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:41

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.

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VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 17:27
The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.

VIDEO: Sargy Mann: Painting with inner vision

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:38
Artist Sargy Mann has been registered blind for 25 years. His paintings are highly acclaimed and sought-after.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:37
Why is Florida angry with Breaking Bad?

Ukraine: Land of chaos and courage

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:36
A journey across a Ukraine racked by conflict

The undercover cop, his lover, and their son

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:36
My agony at discovering father of my child was undercover cop

How to solve brain-teasers set by a top puzzle master

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 16:32
How to solve brain-teasers by one of the greatest maths minds
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