National / International News

Rain hampers Japan landslide rescue

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 03:05
Heavy rain hampers rescue operations in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 39 people, with 51 still missing.

Radicalisation 'failure' by leaders

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:57
Successive UK governments and imams in Britain are to blame for the radicalisation of Muslims says former Foreign Office minister Kim Howells.

Ecclestone to continue in F1 role

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:47
Bernie Ecclestone tells the BBC he wants to run Formula 1 for as long as he can after paying £60m to end a bribery trial.

West Brom complete Samaras deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:46
West Bromwich Albion make former Celtic striker Giorgios Samaras their ninth summer signing on a free transfer.

Iraqi Christians welcomed in France

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:38
France welcomes about 40 Iraqi Christian refugees flown to Paris from Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan after fleeing Islamist fighters.

Co-op Bank reports loss of £75.8m

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:33
The troubled Co-operative Bank cuts its pre-tax losses in the first half of the year, and cuts staff numbers by 13%.

VIDEO: Carol Kirkwood in a motorised bathroom

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:31
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood reports from a motorised bathroom at charity fundraiser 'CarFest' in Hampshire.

Study creates 'virtual time travel'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:28
Virtual reality can be used to send participants "back in time", which could help them relive and overcome traumatic experiences, new research shows.

HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:28
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.

LMA apologises for Mackay statement

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:22
The League Managers' Association apologises after describing offensive text messages sent by Malky Mackay as "friendly banter".

Yes declaration hits million target

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:17
More than a million people have signed a declaration that they are in favour of Scottish independence, campaigners say.

All clear after suspected Ebola case

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:14
A woman who was quarantined with a suspected case of Ebola has been given the all clear, it is confirmed.

Rosberg edges Hamilton in Spa opener

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:09
Nico Rosberg is 0.097 seconds faster than Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix.

Silicon Tally: Pizza pushers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-22 02:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Cyrus Summerlin, co-founder of the latest in food technology: "Push for Pizza"

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NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:58
The Tor Project says it believes some NSA and GCHQ agents are surreptitiously leaking it information to protect anonymity on the net.

Chef Terry to serve up Nato banquet

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:52
Star Welsh chef Stephen Terry is to serve up a world-class banquet for Barack Obama, David Cameron and leaders at next month's Nato summit.

AUDIO: 'We should consider talking to Assad'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:47
The former chief of the general staff, Lord Dannatt, has said that the international community should consider negotiating with President Assad of Syria.

VIDEO: Victoria Beckham does ice challenge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:45
Victoria Beckham is the latest celebrity to accept the ALS ice bucket challenge

AUDIO: Housing estates 'an embarrassment'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:28
Crime writer Gavin Knight and Housing minister Brandon Lewis discuss the state of Britain's housing estates.

VIDEO: Bombers in historic Lincoln flypast

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:22
The world's only two flying Lancasters have been united with a Vulcan bomber in a formation flight described as a "never to be repeated" event

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