National / International News

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

PM Modi says India shamed by rape

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:45
Narendra Modi says India has been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he makes his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.

Impasse over Russia's Ukraine convoy

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:34
A controversial Russian aid convoy remains parked near Ukraine's border, still waiting for permission to cross the frontier.

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:47
UN peacekeepers in Haiti clash with supporters of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide at a protest in the capital Port-au-Prince.

UK 'would consider' arming Kurds

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:28
The UK would "favourably consider" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the BBC understands.

Vigils across US for Michael Brown

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 19:13
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:57

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan, And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 18:35

Ground-breaking for 173-mile is set for December, but critics warn that the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage, and the government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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VIDEO: Out of Office reply: digital detox

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:45
The BBC's David Grossman looks at a new trend - the digital detox.

Police force 'worst for fitness'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 17:22
North Yorkshire Police has the worst fitness levels of 32 forces in England and Wales, College of Policing tests show.

Prostate drug ruling 'a fiasco'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:36
Patients say a decision by the NHS in England to reject a treatment for men with prostate cancer is a "fiasco".

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:29

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

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VIDEO: What jobs will robots take over?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:07
What's the chance a robot will take your job?

Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:05

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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VIDEO: Panama Canal marks 100th anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 16:04
Katy Watson takes a close-up look at the Panama Canal, 100 years after it officially opened.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:59
Why will no-one adopt this dog?

How do you say 'van Gaal' and other Premiership names?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:55
Pronunciation guide to Louis van Gaal and other Premiership stars

Undercover officers named in sex case

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:53
The Metropolitan Police reveals the names of two officers accused of deceiving women by having relationships with them while working undercover.

The parents without children

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 15:52
What does it feel like to be unable to have children?