National / International News

Liberia's 'Ebola absentees' sacked

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 19:17
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sacks 10 government officials who are "out of the country without an excuse," amid a national Ebola crisis.

Ban on shark trade comes into force

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 18:52
In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.

Social care access 'limited for many'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 18:44
Almost 90% of councils in England are now only offering social care to those whose needs are deemed substantial or critical, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

Ferry sinks in central Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 17:58
At least 100 people are rescued after a ferry sinks in bad weather in the central Philippines, but an unknown number are missing.

Corinthians fans told to end abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 16:33
Brazilian football club, Corinthians, ask fans to behave or risk being targeted by the sports justice tribunal.

The changing face of Chinese adverts

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:48
Foreign actors chart evolution of Chinese ads

The memory of hell among the sunflowers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:43
How MH17 was a watershed for those who saw the crash site

VIDEO: Africa Beats: M.anifest

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:28
Ghana rapper tackles his "ridiculously" inspiring homeland

Alien species making England home

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:11
Why do terrapins live in canals?

Oxford hosts photography festival

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:06
Oxford's first international photography festival

Pardew under pressure - Shearer

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:03
Alan Pardew is under pressure as Newcastle boss after their 4-0 loss at Southampton, says former striker Alan Shearer.

VIDEO: Facelift for Rome's Trevi fountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:02
With Rome's famous Trevi Fountain turned off for a facelift, Alan Johnston gets a rare close-up look at its ornate stonework.

McIlroy joint leader at Tour finale

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 14:46
Rory McIlroy joins Billy Horschel in the lead after shooting a third-round 67 in the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

ISIS Video Purports To Show Beheading Of British Aid Worker

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 14:38

The militant group calling itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines. The video has been condemned by British prime minister David Cameron and by President Obama.

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US Navy calls off search for pilot

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 14:11
The US Navy calls off its search for the one pilot still missing after two jets crashed over the western Pacific on Friday, a spokesman says.

Scottish expats and the referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 13:58
How do those 7,000 miles from home feel about the referendum?

NI Orangemen at Scots Union march

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 12:45
Members of the Orange Order and bandsmen from Northern Ireland join a pro-Union rally in Edinburgh, with just days to go until the Scottish independence referendum.

San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-13 12:36

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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Thousands on streets for campaigns

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 12:32
Thousands of supporters of both sides in the Scottish referendum debate take to the streets on the final weekend before the vote.

Catalan Dragons 28-6 Castleford

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 11:26
St Helens win Super League's League Leaders' Shield as Catalan Dragons beat Castleford Tigers in Perpignan.