National / International News

Medellin high-rises demolished

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:22
The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.

Showground charges over boy's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:20
Organisers of the Royal Highland Show face trial over alleged safety breaches, including an incident which resulted in a young boy's death.

Tax collection plans are unveiled

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:19
Plans for how Wales will collect and manage its own taxes for the first time in 700 years are revealed.

Karzai warns successors beware of US

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:18
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.

VIDEO: Alice: suspect's mother-in-law speaks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:10
The mother-in-law of the main suspect in the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross has told the BBC she hopes Arnis Zalkalns will be caught soon.

US strikes Islamic State in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:04
The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Israel Kills Palestinians Suspected In June Kidnappings

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 06:00

Acting on recently received information, soldiers from Israel's special forces raided a building in the West Bank where the two men had been hiding early this morning.

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The art of Ryder Cup captaincy

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:56
Bonding your team, getting your speech right, picking your singles line-up - the challenges facing Paul McGinley and Tom Watson

The struggle to claim the month of October

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:36
Separate campaigns are urging people to give up alcohol and tobacco for October.

Why Does The U.S. Like Iraq's Kurds But Not Syria's?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:34

The U.S. urgently needs allies on the ground in Syria. Yet it has given no sign that it's willing to work with Kurdish militias who are already fighting the Islamic State group in Syria.

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'Chubby' Brown is fined at hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:23
Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown is handed a parking ticket at a hospital minutes after handing over a £5,000 cheque to help cancer patients.

Broadband voucher scheme overhauled

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:20
A scheme aimed at getting subsidised fast broadband out to businesses is to be overhauled following low take-up.

Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:07
Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.

The next big banking scandal?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 05:06
Could this be the next big banking scandal?

VIDEO: NHS staff to help in Ebola areas

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:55
The World Health Organization has warned the number of people with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by November if swift action is not taken now.

AUDIO: Manic Street Preachers music 'hard-wired'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:54
The Manic Street Preachers have been talking to John Wilson for the new series of Mastertapes, to be broadcast on Radio 4 in November.

AUDIO: Space inflation and a physics bet

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:45
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees need urgent care

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:45
The UN refugee agency says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border in recent days.

Agreement on new powers 'not easy'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:44
The head of the new commission on delivering more powers to Scotland has warned it will "not be easy" to get agreement from the Scottish parties.

VIDEO: Backbench view of UK role in air strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 04:42
MPs John Baron and John Woodcock on possible UK military action against Islamic State and a recall of Parliament.

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