National / International News

VIDEO: Record geese numbers recorded

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 02:19
A record number of pink-footed geese have arrived at a wetland centre in Lancashire as part of their annual migration.

VIDEO: 'I placed ad for kidney donor'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 01:02
A woman who found a kidney donor after placing an advertisement in her local paper has been speaking about her appeal.

Seaside rail posters go under hammer

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 00:26
A collection of vintage railway posters is expected to fetch £9,000 at an auction in New York on Tuesday.

UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:58
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.

Iraq appeals for help in Anbar

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:55
Iraqi officials make an urgent appeal for military help in the western Anbar province, saying the area could fall to Islamic State militants "in days".

Death penalty for China cult killers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:26
A Chinese court passes sentence on five cult members who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant in Shandong province in May.

UKIP fallout and peace prize - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 21:04
Reaction to UKIP's election gains and the awarding of a peace prize to activist Malala Yousafzai are the main stories for the papers.

VIDEO: How can magic help stroke survivors?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:42
Learning magic tricks gives stroke survivors a great opportunity to be more independent and to show off their new talents to relatives and friends.

Top Gear Argentina row 'not a stunt'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 20:37
The executive producer of the BBC's Top Gear defends the show following reports its crew had to flee Argentina because of a number plate "stunt".

Feds Clear 7 On No-Fly List To Travel, Will Tell 6 More Why They Can't

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 19:06

The government long maintained it could not tell anyone whether they were on the list or provide a reason why. In June a judge struck that down as unconstitutional.

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New York's JFK to start Ebola checks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 19:03
New York's JFK is the first of five US airports to screen passengers in an effort to limit the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000.

VIDEO: Cuba circus kids 'go professional'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:19
In Cuba, young children are learning circus skills with a view to becoming professional performers.

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:12
At least nine people die in a boat accident in Guinea, with at least 30 people still missing, officials and residents say.

VIDEO: Huge Smurfs mark comics museum at 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:06
In Belgium a comics museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is planning an expansion.

Police tell wrong parents son died

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:55
Police in a small Alaska town mistakenly tell a couple their son has been killed in a car accident, leading to a joyous scene just hours later.

Commissioner system 'costing more'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:55
Four out of six police forces in the East of England are spending more on the new system of commissioners compared to the old police authorities.

MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:54
MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Drought hits Brazil's biggest city

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:49
The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of an almost empty reservoir.

Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:33

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

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Iraqi Kurds call for weapons to combat IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:27
Kurdish troops need advanced weapons to defeat Islamic State