National / International News

Churchill paintings offered to nation

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 21:15
Thirty-eight paintings by Sir Winston Churchill are being offered to the nation, following the death of the politician's youngest daughter in May.

UK to open 'solar storm' centre

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 21:08
The UK Met Office formally opens its Space Weather Operations Centre on Wednesday, to lead the forecasting of the Sun’s disruptive effects on Earth.

Rise in 'witchcraft' child abuse cases

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:57
Police issue guidance to social workers and teachers on spotting children at risk of abuse linked to witchcraft after a rise in reported cases.

Cardinals And Giants Advance To NLCS, Will Play Each Other Saturday

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:51

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nations 3-1. The Cardinals and Giants will meet in the National League Championship Series.

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N Korea defends rights record at UN

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:40
North Korea presents its own human rights report at a rare UN briefing, acknowledging it runs "reform through labour camps" but denying abuses.

Hong Kong talks set for Friday

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:39
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists and government officials say they will meet to discuss political reforms on Friday, after weeks of unrest.

Air strikes help Syria town curb IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:33
The US-led coalition carries out its most sustained air attacks so far on the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobane, helping to curb Islamic State.

VIDEO: 'Attitudes to mental health changing'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:23
Young people are driving a change in attitudes towards people with mental health issues, Stan Collymore claims.

The 27 artists (and two DJs) in BBC Music video

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:12
The 27 artists (and two DJs) who star in BBC Music video

Ordinary beauty - Edwin Smith's striking photographs

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:06
Texture and light in Edwin Smith's images of everyday life

7 questions on the Great British Bake Off

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 20:02
Do you know your soggy bottoms?

Speakers' Corner in pictures

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:59
Debate and disagreement at London's Speakers' Corner

Does wellbeing promote good mental health?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:55
Does looking after your mental wellbeing really work?

By-election campaigns enter last day

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:38
Candidates in the Clacton and Heywood and Middleton by-elections are entering a final day of campaigning.

Clegg sets mental health wait limits

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 19:26
Nick Clegg unveils the first waiting targets for mental health treatments in England ahead of his Lib Dem conference speech.

Canberra ranked 'best place to live'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:37
The Australian Capital Territory of Canberra ranks as the best place in the world to live, according to a report by the OECD.

VIDEO: Night of clashes at Turkey protests

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:36
At least 12 people are killed in clashes between Kurdish protesters and police in Turkey.

Canada approves anti-IS air strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:29
Canada's parliament votes to allow the country's military to join the US-led campaign of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 18:00
A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".

US Ebola patient on kidney dialysis

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-07 17:39
The first patient diagnosed in the US with Ebola is on a ventilator and kidney dialysis, as officials monitor those with whom he came in contact.