National / International News

Scotland to get more power - leaders

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 21:01
Scotland will be given greater powers over tax and social security if voters rejected independence, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are to announce.

WW1 centenary marked on front pages

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 20:27
All of the UK's national newspaper front pages record events to mark 100 years since the start Britain's involvement in World War One.

Family shock at parole judge remark

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 20:01
The parents of a murder victim call for an explanation after hearing a judge say impact statements made by bereaved families made "no difference" to Parole Board judgements.

2nd American With Ebola En Route To Atlanta

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-04 19:44

Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.

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China 'investigating Canada couple'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 19:36
Chinese authorities are investigating a Dandong-based Canadian couple on suspicion of stealing state secrets, state media say.

NY man being tested for Ebola virus

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 18:06
A US man who became sick after visiting West Africa last month is being tested for Ebola in hospital in New York, health officials say.

VIDEO: Ukrainian soldiers retreat to Russia

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 18:04
The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.

World Bank launches $200m Ebola fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:47
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.

British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:24
Two British nurses braved heavy fire with Belgian troops in WW1

Why so many ships fly Panama's flag

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 17:12
Why do so many ships fly the Panamanian banner

The rebel mothers seeking lost children

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:57
The ex-fighters seeking children they were forced to give up

LinkedIn in $6m labour settlement

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:42
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.

New school qualifications handed out

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:23
The first candidates to study for the qualifications that have replaced Standard Grades are receiving their results today.

Salmond and Darling go head to head

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:22
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are due to go head to head in a televised referendum debate.

Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:07
Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.

'Victorian exam system fails pupils'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:06
England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.

Dell develops mood-reading tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:03
Dell Research says it is working on mood-reading software that could be ready for sale within the next three years.

DNA fingerprinting pioneer honoured

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 16:00
Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys, who invented genetic fingerprinting in 1984, receives the world's oldest science prize, the Royal Society's Copley Medal.

Euro forest disturbances increasing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:57
Climatic change was a "key driver" behind forest disturbance increase in the 20th Century but uncertainty still surrounds the future, a study suggests.

Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-04 15:54
The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.

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