National / International News

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 10:08
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

Murray draws Haase in US Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:57
Andy Murray will play Robin Haase in the US open first round and could meet Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Susan Greenfield

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:53
In this week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Susan Greenfield, a baroness and one of Britain's most recognisable scientists.

England secure ODI win over India

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:44
England beat India by 42 runs on D/L method after a rain-affected one-day international at Scarborough.

Davutoglu named as Turkey's new PM

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:42
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will take over from Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the country's prime minister, the ruling AK Party confirms.

Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:29
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.

Verstappen move is a risk - drivers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
Formula 1 drivers question Red Bull's decision to pick 16-year-old Max Verstappen to drive for Toro Rosso next year.

US Ebola patients out of hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:19
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.

The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:17

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.

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Analysis: Deradicalising Brits in Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:14
What happens when Britons fighting in Syria return home?

VIDEO: Google boss on taking down videos

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:12
Eileen Naughton, the new managing director of Google in the UK, tells the BBC's Kamal Ahmed at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival how YouTube has responded to extremist content.

McIlroy off pace in play-offs opener

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:08
Rory McIlroy is eight off the clubhouse lead after hitting a first-round 74 at the opening PGA Tour play-offs event.

What makes Bedford so generous?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 09:07
What makes Bedford the most generous town in UK?

Women charged with toddler's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:58
The mother of a toddler has appeared in court with her partner charged with murdering the two-year-old boy in Fife.

Ukraine inspects Russian aid convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:53
The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian aid lorries destined for the besieged city of Luhansk.

When Venus Was Filled With Venusians — 50 Billion Of Them

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:49

Look up at the night sky and ask, "Anybody there?" Then consider this answer (from the 1830s): There are 22 trillion individuals in our solar system.

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Driver, 81, banned over market crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47
A pensioner who drove his car into a street market injuring 10 people just before Christmas is banned from driving.

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:47

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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VIDEO: Gulnara treated 'worse than dog'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:43
The BBC obtains recordings by Gulnara Karimova - the daughter of Uzbekistan's president - in which she claims she needs urgent medical help.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 08:40
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
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