National / International News

VIDEO: Life on two wheels: Rio and Nairobi

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:36
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.

Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:33
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.

Rise in calls to suicide helpline

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:08
Northern Ireland's suicide prevention helpline sees a big increase in calls over the last three years.

Tourists swam eight hours to safety

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:59
A mother whose two daughters swam for eight hours to safety when their boat sank in rough seas in Indonesia speaks of her relief.

Teenagers pedalling out of poverty

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:47
Historically not deemed suitable for women, female cycling is growing in Rwanda and it is helping to transform lives.

Expenses fraud probe MEP in clear

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:39
A former Conservative MEP who was accused of expenses fraud faces no further action, police say.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:36

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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Standard Chartered fined in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34
British bank Standard Chartered has agreed to pay $300m to New York's top banking regulator for failing to improve money laundering controls.

A Tale Of Two Polls

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:34

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.

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Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:33

Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.

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App created to catch fly-tippers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:30
An app is developed to crackdown on fly-tippers, which costs the Welsh taxpayer £2m a year.

Two charged over student's shooting

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:29
Two men are charged with the murder of a 17-year-old who was shot dead in south-east London in 2010.

VIDEO: Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:09
At least 27 people are killed after heavy rain sparks landslides in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:09
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:59
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.

India 'man-eating' tiger killed

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:46
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.

Asbestos present in student rooms

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:36
More than 3,000 students in Wales slept last year in university bedrooms containing asbestos, BBC Wales learns.

Cut Scottish spending, poll told

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:12
Almost half of voters in Wales think public spending in Scotland should be cut if Scots vote to remain in the UK, according to a new survey.

UK food supplies sent to Iraq refugees

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:11
The UK delivers its first batch of emergency food supplies to refugees fleeing Islamist militants in northern Iraq.

Murray seeded eighth for US Open

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 22:02
Britain's Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open at Flushing Meadows, the tournament he won in 2012.
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