National / International News

Customs and passport workers strike

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:16
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union are staging a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday.

Ebola death toll rises to 4,447

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:11
The death toll from Ebola has risen to 4,447, mainly in West Africa, the World Health Organization estimates, as it predicts thousands of new cases.

Mozambique gears for 'crunch' vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 21:03
Elections are being held in Mozambique, with the ruling Frelimo party facing a tough challenge from longstanding opponents in the Renamo party.

China inflation near five-year low

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:32
Inflation in China eased to a near five-year low in September, adding to evidence of a slowdown in the world's second largest economy.

Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Rules That Closed Most Texas Clinics

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:27

The Fifth Circuit court had ruled that the laws, requiring admitting privileges and pricy upgrades, could go into effect as it considered the case. The Supreme Court decided otherwise late Tuesday.

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India holds crucial state elections

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:08
Voting begins in state elections in India in what is seen as PM Narendra Modi's first major test after his party's landslide general election win.

Koreas 'hold top military talks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:04
Senior military officials from the two Koreas are holding talks for the first time in seven years, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 20:01

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."

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Why is the US Navy practising for war with China?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:59
Why is the US practising for conflict with China?

VIDEO: Police move in on Hong Kong protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:57
Crowds of pro-democracy protesters have clashed with riot police in Hong Kong as tensions escalate following more than two weeks of demonstrations.

VIDEO: Clashes erupt in Serbia Albania match

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:55
Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifier match with Albania was abandoned after a drone carrying a political message sparked clashes involving players and fans on the football pitch.

US steps up air strikes in Kobane

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:54
The US increases air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syrian, the Pentagon says, as President Obama predicts "a long-term" fight.

Primary pupils to learn about work

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:26
Head teachers want primary school pupils to learn more about the links between learning and the world of work.

Pistorius sentence hearing to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 19:22
Oscar Pistorius will return to court for a third day of a pre-sentencing hearing over whether he should face prison for killing his girlfriend.

Theresa May seeks police bail limit

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 18:05
Limits could be put on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be kept on police bail in England and Wales, Theresa May indicates.

Texas abortion restrictions blocked

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 17:13
The US Supreme Court blocks key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.

A guide to swapping sides

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:57
How life turn out for those MPs and celebs who 'defect'

Mexico students 'not in mass grave'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:55
DNA tests have shown that 28 bodies found in a mass grave are not those of a missing group of students, the Mexican attorney general says.

In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:46

Officials also announced that they had arrested 14 other police officers they say had a hand in the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero.

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Woman admits Quebec baby theft

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-14 16:31
A woman charged with kidnapping a newborn baby from a Quebec hospital in May has pleaded guilty to all charges.

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