National / International News

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:43
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Threat posed by voice activation

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:35
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

Boy's life-support should end - judge

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:32
A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.

VIDEO: Johnson jokes about Salmond and kippers

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:19
Boris Johnson brings out fish puns to mock his political opponents and pledges to fight UKIP on the beaches.

Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:11

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:08
A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.

PSNI agency cuts spell end of HET

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:07
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is to close more than 300 temporary agency posts at the end of the year, spelling the end of the Historical Enquiries Team.

Day in pictures: 30 September

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:54
News images from around the world: 30 September

VIDEO: Johnson gives 'permission to purr'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:51
David Cameron smiles as Boris Johnson gives Tory delegates "permission to purr" over the Scottish referendum result.

India teacher 'locked boy in kennel'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:37
Authorities in India investigate reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly locked up in a kennel by his school teacher as punishment for talking to another child in class.

'Dirty toilets' workers end strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:32
Construction staff in Ferrybridge will return to work following a row over toilets.

Man Utd consider midweek friendlies

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:26
Manchester United are thinking about playing midweek friendly matches abroad in the absence of Champions League football.

Tooth decay in toddlers - top tips

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:20
Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth

Education boost as budget deal done

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:20
The Liberal Democrats have signed a deal with Labour to pass the Welsh government budget, which includes extra spending on education and the completion of a link road.

Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:16

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.

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Analysis: Can extremism plan work?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:10
Is Theresa May's plan to tackle extremists workable?

Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 03:08
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom.

VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 02:58
Footage filmed by a drone captures the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district.

Greg James breaks twerking record

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 02:47
Nick Grimshaw's Guinness World twerking record is broken by fellow Radio 1 DJ Greg James immediately after his attempt.

Girl, 15, 'may be heading to Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 02:47
A teenage girl from Bristol who was reported missing may be attempting to get to Syria, police say.
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