National / International News

VIDEO: Farmland birds show rapid decline

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 10:57
Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.

Can Canada preserve its openness?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 10:01
Will Canada continue to cherish its open society?

Vicar sham weddings trial collapses

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:48
The trial collapses of a vicar accused of carrying out hundreds of sham weddings - after the judge says immigration officers lied on oath.

Police called to 'Balotelli car row'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:45
Police investigate a claim that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli "threatened" a woman who was taking pictures of his Ferrari.

Why do people overshare online?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:29
"Overshare" has been chosen as the word of the year. But what is it and why do people do it?

Employers condemn student visa rules

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:21
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".

How do you adjust after nearly half a century in prison?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:03
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after 48 years inside. How do you adjust after so long locked up?

NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 09:03
Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Day in pictures: 23 October

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 08:36
24 hours of news images: 23 October

VIDEO: Standing ovation for Kevin Vickers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:15
Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, who shot dead the gunman who attacked parliament, is given a standing ovation as Canadian MPs return a day after the shootings.

Netanyahu blames Abbas over attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 07:10
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.

Boko Haram 'abducts more women'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:54
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.

US-led Syria strikes 'kill hundreds'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:12
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.

White House fence jumper arrested

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:08
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.

Microsoft: a tale of three CEOs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-10-23 06:00

Microsoft has had three CEOs since it was founded in 1975: Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and Satya Nadella, who's been on the job eight months now. 

As Bethany McLean writes in this month's Vanity Fair magazine, this is a pivotal moment for Microsoft and its leadership as the company shifts focus to cloud computing and mobile devices.  

Click the media player above to hear Bethany McLean in conversation with Marketplace's David Gura.

VIDEO: Who is the top dog at Westminster?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 04:44
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.

VIDEO: Future-gazing at TechCrunch London

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 04:41
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.

AUDIO: 'Drunk' rape victim: 'I felt I wouldn't be believed'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 04:04
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.

228 firefighter jobs under threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 04:00
More than 220 firefighters' jobs could be lost in north Wales if funding is not increased over the next five years, bosses warn.

VIDEO: Joss Stone's Poppy Appeal vigil

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-23 03:13
Singer Joss Stone has taken part in a vigil running from sunrise to sunset at the start of this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.

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