National / International News

VIDEO: WW1 bus retraces Ypres battle routes

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:15
A London bus used in the Allied war effort of 1914 is retracing its route in Belgium.

'Crucial' climate talks under way

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 23:09
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.

Could you write a Ceefax report?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 22:18
Ceefax, the service relied upon for sports news in the days before smartphones and apps, celebrates its 40th birthday today.

VIDEO: Teenagers shy to talk about cancer

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 22:02
A leading cancer charity says it is concerned the disease is not being spotted early enough in young people because many are too embarrassed to talk to their GP.

Uighur academic jailed for life

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 21:49
A court in China has found prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti guilty of separatism and jailed him for life, his lawyer says.

Enterprise zone 'secrecy' claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 21:46
Ministers are accused of "shutting up shop" by not revealing how each of Wales' seven enterprise zones is performing.

VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 21:16
US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.

US strikes Islamic State in Syria

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 21:13
The US and allies thought to include Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Tesco turmoil and 'Breaking Bad' plot - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 21:04
Supermarket Tesco's suspension of four executives over overstated profit guidance leads several papers, while others focus on claims of a Breaking Bad-style murder plot.

Students to protest in HK centre

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 20:44
Thousands of Hong Kong students are to gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long protest.

Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 20:19
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State.

Rights watchdog to probe Met Police

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 19:03
A human rights watchdog is to investigate the Met Police after it emerged references to discrimination were deleted from internal reports.

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 17:38

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:50
The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

Dawn French named uni chancellor

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:38
Comedian Dawn French is to become the new chancellor of Cornwall's Falmouth University.

Secret Service struggles behind scenes

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:30
White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:15

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

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How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:14
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

VIDEO: Giant Galapagos tortoise preserved

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 16:07
Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and taxidermy experts have preserved Lonesome George, the last Pinta giant tortoise, who died in 2012 in the Galapagos Islands.

Families of missing weigh plea risks

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 15:38
Hostages' families roll the dice with public appeals for release