National / International News

Batty hat-trick seals Surrey promotion

BBC - 6 hours 57 min ago
Gareth Batty's hat-trick seals promotion for Surrey as they beat Derbyshire by an innings and 98 runs at The Oval.

When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

NPR News - 7 hours 1 min ago

The rise of legal marijuana seems to be fueling a spike in the number of pets that become unhappily high off of pilfered treats. The dose is rarely fatal, but it can be a buzzkill.

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Hamilton pips Rosberg in Italy

BBC - 7 hours 15 min ago
Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Italian Grand Prix, as Mercedes dominate with an upgraded engine.

Arrest after drone disrupts US Open

BBC - 7 hours 22 min ago
A teacher in New York is arrested on charges of flying and crashing a drone into a row of empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.

Peace remains a distant dream in Afghanistan

BBC - 7 hours 30 min ago
The perception that peace will never return to Afghanistan persists and until that changes, Afghans will continue to flee to Europe, says John Simpson.

Facebook offers education software

BBC - 7 hours 32 min ago
Facebook is taken steps in to the educational market, supporting a radical new approach to the curriculum

VIDEO: Spain and UK PMs' press conference

BBC - 7 hours 39 min ago
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint press conference in Madrid.

Ex-partner killed over 'four affairs'

BBC - 7 hours 55 min ago
A builder who strangled his ex-partner and scrawled "that's the price you pay for having four affairs" on the wall of her flat is jailed for her murder.

Kentucky Clerk's Office Issues Same-Sex Marriage License

NPR News - 7 hours 56 min ago

A deputy clerk issued the license, while the elected country clerk spent the morning in jail. A gay couple who had tried five times before, finally got their marriage license.

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Market tent set up around parked car

BBC - 7 hours 56 min ago
A market trader set up his tent around a car after it was illegally parked in the middle of his plot.

Africa in pictures: 28 August-3 September 2015

BBC - 7 hours 59 min ago
Photos from across Africa this week

Grainger seals Rio place as GB win golds

BBC - 8 hours 11 min ago
Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger and partner Vicky Thornley confirm a spot in Rio as British rowers win five World Rowing Championship medals.

Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In August

NPR News - 8 hours 24 min ago

The latest figure fell short of economists' forecasts, but the reports from the Department of Labor added a total of 44,000 jobs to the figures for June and July.

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US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August

BBC - 8 hours 28 min ago
The US economy adds 173,000 jobs in August in the last unemployment report before September's interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve.

U.N. Calls On European Union To Accept 200,000 Refugees

NPR News - 8 hours 45 min ago

Also: The father of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea buries his family, and in Hungary, 2,300 migrants at a refugee camp near the Serbian border have threatened to break out.

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Radical preacher Choudary given bail

BBC - 9 hours 11 min ago
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is granted conditional bail as he awaits trial for allegedly encouraging support for the Islamic State group.

Four admit role in Hatton Garden raid

BBC - 9 hours 11 min ago
Four men plead guilty to conspiracy to burgle in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit box raid at Easter.

Murray 'proud' of US Open fightback

BBC - 9 hours 21 min ago
Andy Murray is happy with his comeback against Adrian Mannarino - but concedes he could pay the price later at the US Open.

Carneiro yet to return to Chelsea

BBC - 9 hours 29 min ago
Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro has still not returned to work after being criticised by manager Jose Mourinho.

Fatboy Slim to play at Dismaland

BBC - 9 hours 30 min ago
Fatboy Slim is to play at Banksy's seaside Dismaland exhibition later, organisers announce.