National / International News

Sassoon war diaries published online

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:02
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:01

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:34

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:32
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

What is it like being Usain Bolt?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:05
Adulation, glory, money, weird photocalls, 'selfie' requests and a 'bagman' to get his food - the life of the sprint superstar.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:56
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?

America's 'botched' executions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:52
Which form of execution goes wrong in the US most often?

Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:38
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.

World War One battlefields 100 years on

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
World War One battlefields as they are today

Packing them in

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:32
What makes the Edinburgh Fringe so special?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe begins

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:31
Thousands of performers from across the world are in Edinburgh for the start of the world's biggest arts festival.

New school closure rules take effect

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:31
New rules on school closures designed to ensure greater transparency and accurate information come into force across Scotland.

The 'Flying Sikh' who won India's first Commonwealth gold

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:21
How an unknown runner won India's first Commonwealth gold

Appeal over CBBC actor's killing

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:21
Police hunting for a man wanted over the stabbing of a children's TV actor offer a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and prosecution.

VIDEO: Are Rudolf Steiner's ideas working?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:19
Newsnight has learned that complaints were made to the Department for Education about some privately funded Steiner schools.

VIDEO: Indonesia's new rich spend it big

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:19
Wealth and growing inequality in Indonesian capital Jakarta

VIDEO: Immersive cinema: Is this the future?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:17
Newsnight reports on the growing popularity of immersive entertainment.
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