National / International News

Odile Leaves Wreckage In Mexico And Threatens Flooding In U.S.

NPR News - 5 hours 28 min ago

Hurricane Odile is now a tropical storm, but it has heavy rainfall and power outages to the Baja Peninsula and surrounding areas. It could also bring new flooding to Tucson and nearby areas.

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French PM Valls wins confidence vote

BBC - 5 hours 37 min ago
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.

Clinic harassment claim 'ridiculous'

BBC - 5 hours 38 min ago
An anti-abortion campaigner dismisses as "ridiculous" allegations that she harassed a Marie Stopes clinic director, a court in Belfast hears.

Sinn Féin move 'motivated by arrest'

BBC - 6 hours 38 sec ago
Promotion prospects are limited for any police officer who signs an arrest warrant for a Sinn Fein member, a Policing Board member claims.

VIDEO: Best football anthems - voted by you

BBC - 6 hours 14 min ago
Find out which football matchday songs make the 'Top Of The Kop' charts, as voted for by BBC Sport users.

UN calls for $1bn to fight Ebola

BBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times", as experts warn time is running out.

South Sudan bans foreign workers

BBC - 6 hours 22 min ago
South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis.

Council says 6,000 jobs to go

BBC - 6 hours 34 min ago
A further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years, making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010.

Sighting of missing girl's rucksack

BBC - 6 hours 45 min ago
Police looking for missing schoolgirl Alice Gross say there has been a new sighting of her rucksack and they are trying to trace a man who went missing a week after her.

US 'would consider Iraq ground troops'

BBC - 6 hours 46 min ago
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.

The other big vote in Scotland

BBC - 7 hours 21 sec ago
While Scotland decides its future on Thursday, the R&A will announce whether it will admit female members for the first time.

Farewell, Heating Pad: Physical Therapists Say It Doesn't Help

NPR News - 7 hours 11 min ago

Heating pads and other passive treatments don't do any good if the goal is gaining strength and mobility, according to the Choosing Wisely campaign. Instead, it's all about the exercise.

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PCC resigns over child abuse scandal

BBC - 7 hours 16 min ago
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

VIDEO: Rare colossal squid defrosted

BBC - 7 hours 24 min ago
Scientists in New Zealand have thawed and started to examine a rare colossal squid caught in a fisherman's net.

Trott ready to resume England career

BBC - 7 hours 25 min ago
Warwickshire's Jonathan Trott believes he is ready to resume his England career, 10 months after he quit the Ashes tour.

Russia 'must boost Crimea forces'

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.

Ukraine rebels to get self-rule

BBC - 7 hours 36 min ago
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.

Would-be school gunman sentenced

BBC - 7 hours 40 min ago
A man persuaded by an Atlanta-area school worker to surrender rather than go on a shooting rampage is sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Odile storm moves up Mexico coast

BBC - 7 hours 42 min ago
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Dempsey Says If Needed He Would Recommend Ground Forces In Iraq

NPR News - 7 hours 44 min ago

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel he supports the president's plan to combat Islamic State militants but that if it proved necessary, he would recommend U.S. ground forces.

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