National / International News

Derailed train disrupts services

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:27
Train services across south east Wales are disrupted after a train left the tracks at Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Stevens to drive for Marussia

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:21
Britain's Will Stevens will contest the first practice session for Marussia at the Japanese GP, replacing Max Chilton.

VIDEO: Girl gets 3D-printed prosthetic hand

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:20
A five year-old girl from Inverness who was born without any fingers on one hand has become the first in the UK to be fitted with a bionic limb made using a 3D printer

VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:14
The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.

VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 22:01
A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.

'Election starts here' - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 21:25
The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Bournemouth shock Man Utd

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 21:02
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

Giants Send Pirates Packing In Elimination Playoff Game

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 20:51

The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Giants will take on the Washington Nationals on Friday.

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Indian officials take up brooms

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 20:34
India launches a nationwide campaign to clean up the country on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, but many of the country's bureaucrats are not happy about it, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.

Facebook apologises to drag queens

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 20:30
Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:48
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.

Fry: Drugs different to abuse cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:37
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.

VIDEO: Hong Kong protests to dent economy?

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:20
Hong Kong's pro-democracy street protests may deter some mainland Chinese from visiting the city during their 'Golden Week' holiday.

Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 19:17
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:45
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.

Young people 'lack workplace skills'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:32
Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers suggests.

Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:31
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:20
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.

Pimco investors withdraw record sum

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 17:09
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.

Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 16:27

Mohamed Osman Mohamud was convicted in January of 2013, but his sentencing was delayed after the government revealed it had attained evidence from secret NSA electronic surveillance.

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