National / International News

VIDEO: Iraqi forces 'break siege' of Amerli

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:56
Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli in northern Iraq, where thousands have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova in US Open

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:46
Caroline Wozniacki reaches the US Open quarter-final with a three-set win over fifth seed Maria Sharapova.

PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:40

The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.

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Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:28
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 13:25

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:52
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Gomez denies Jonny Brownlee title

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:43
Javier Gomez wins the Triathlon World Series title ahead of Jonny Brownlee, whose brother Alistair wins the final race.

In pictures: India's coal miners

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:34
Coal miners a work in eastern India

Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 12:15
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.

Watford manager Sannino resigns

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:55
Watford boss Beppe Sannino resigns eight months after joining the club, with the Hornets second in the Championship.

Bercow to face pressure over clerk

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:48
Speaker John Bercow will face pressure from MPs on Monday over his choice of Australian Carol Mills to be the most senior Commons official.

'No apology' over Ashya King search

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:46
Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:24
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

Smile please, but hold your breath

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:23
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

Bush sets new album chart record

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:21
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.

Bahrain journalist's sentence upheld

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 11:06
A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested.

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:53

The apparently unconscious pilot of the single-engine aircraft drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, prompting F-16s to be scrambled.

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Pakistan army 'concerned' by clashes

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:20
Violence between protesters and police should stop, Pakistan's army says, as it backs democracy after Islamabad clashes saw three people die.

VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 10:17
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

What is proton beam therapy?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:48
What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?
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