National / International News

In pictures: Scotland decides

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:50
Images from the Scottish independence referendum

Call for more local council powers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:34
Councils in England are calling for an urgent meeting of a constitutional convention to consider the wider impact of the Scottish referendum.

'No' leads in Scottish referendum

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:52
The campaign to keep Scotland in the UK takes the most votes so far in the independence referendum, as counting continues across the country.

Australia boosts parliament security

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:44
Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, the PM says.

Uzbek first daughter hires PR help

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:00
London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:48
Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

'Electoral fraud' in Glasgow probed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:42
Police investigate allegations of 10 cases of suspected electoral fraud at various polling stations around Glasgow.

Court to decide on abuse legal aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:39
The High Court is due to decide whether to allow a challenge to rules that determine whether victims of domestic abuse get legal aid in family cases.

VIDEO: Serbian towns hit by flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:13
More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.

Ebola 'threat to world security'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 17:10
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.

Alibaba sets share price at $68

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:52
Chinese online giant Alibaba prices its shares $68 ahead of the start of trading on Friday, making it one of the biggest stock market listings ever.

Clackmannanshire No is first result

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:38
The first result in the Scottish independence referendum is announced, with most people voting "No" in Clackmannanshire by 54% to 46%.

Iran 'must up IAEA co-operation'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:29
Western powers tell Iran that it must step up its co-operation with the world's nuclear watchdog if it wants a deal to ease sanctions.

Forest land rights need global focus

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:21
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:21
Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

'Artificial eye' to detect particles

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:12
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.

Where is England's hidden art?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:03
Where can you find England's hidden art?

In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:56

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.

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Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:53
President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

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