National / International News

Bellis is the buzz of the Big Apple

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:46
How has 15-year-old CiCi Bellis captured American hearts and minds with her run at the US Open?

'Dead' Indian activist found alive

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:20
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.

Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:39
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:22
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:50
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.

Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:33
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

Murray breezes into US Open last 32

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:30
Andy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:36
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:35
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:31
William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:29
Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.

Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:27
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed.

Argentine mother tracks down son's killer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:22
The mother who spent seven years tracking down her son's killer

Electrical stimulation 'aids memory'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:17
Electromagnetic stimulation of a specific part of the brain may improve the ability to remember certain facts, researchers say.

Plain packs 'no illegal smoking link'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:15
A study of smokers in Australia suggests there is "no evidence" that the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging has changed the way people buy cigarettes.

How Ivory Coast is trying to halt Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:09
The Ebola journey no-one in Ivory Coast wants to take

VIDEO: California's new gold rush

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 16:02
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 15:51
The millionaires who rescue people at sea
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