National / International News

Cuba jails Canadian executive

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 17:42
A court in Cuba sentences the president of a Canadian transport company to 15 years in jail and seizes assets worth $100m (£62m).

VIDEO: George Clooney marries in Venice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 16:59
The Hollywood star George Clooney has married the human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a private ceremony in Venice.

An electronic revolution in the doctor's bag

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 16:32
How the stethoscope led doctors to touch their patients

How the world's first smartwatch was built

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:48
Just how good were 17th Century 'smartwatches'?

Life in the slow lane: My 3G summer

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:22
My summer living without broadband

The Sicilians who can't escape the Mafia

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:19
The Sicilians who can't escape the long arm of the Mafia

A new kid in New York

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:08
Hoping for the best as a cab-driving actor in 1970s New York

Iguanas and chameleon saved in fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:08
More than 100 pets, including iguanas, a chameleon and 11 tortoises, are rescued by firefighters from a house fire in Southampton.

Thousands to take part in run fest

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:07
More than 8,200 people are expected to take part in Sunday's Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running.

US jets join IS Syria border battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:05
US-led coalition air strikes hit Islamic State targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon confirms.

VIDEO: Is this the kitchen of the future?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:03
Belgian designer Xavier Bonte has built a pod that he believes could be the kitchen of the future.

VIDEO: South Africa's eminent hip-hop poet

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:03
Tumi Molekane, a poet for the hip-hop generation, on how a cockroach inspired thought-provoking lyrics about the beauty of life.

Sturgeon in 'good faith' Smith pledge

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 15:02
The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon pledges to work in good faith with the Smith commission, set up to boost Holyrood's powers in the wake of the independence 'No' vote.

India's Modi calls for reform of UN

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 14:38
Narendra Modi uses his first speech to the UN as India's prime minister to renew his country's call for reform of the Security Council.

Gerrard critics will not go away

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 14:22
Steven Gerrard is far from a spent force but questions over his current role are not going to go away, says BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

VIDEO: DJ gig that became a political rally

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:49
Meet the man with the soundtrack to Imran Khan's political campaign

I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:25

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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George Clooney marries in Venice

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 13:16
Hollywood star George Clooney marries human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, in one of the most anticipated events of the showbusiness year.

Van Gaal accepts Rooney's red card

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:57
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says captain Wayne Rooney's red card against West Ham was the "right" decision.

At U.N., India's Modi Discusses Pakistan, Terrorism, And Peace

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 12:53

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the U.N. one day after Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif. Modi said it's up to Pakistan to create an "appropriate atmosphere" for peace talks.

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