National / International News

VIDEO: What aid is UK sending to Iraq?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:43
Andrew Plant sees the aid being prepared for delivery to Iraqis fleeing Islamist militants, and who are trapped on a mountain in Sinjar.

Warning over release of Davey letter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:36
An ex-cabinet secretary warns that releasing a letter between the energy secretary and No 10 would be "detrimental to good government".

VIDEO: US actor Robin Williams found dead

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23
US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:23

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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VIDEO: Yazidis rescued by aid helicopter

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:20
Helicopter footage shows stranded members of the Yazidi community being rescued by an aid helicopter

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:16
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

Man held after wasp 'sting operation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:09
A suspected burglar is arrested after a nest of wasps carries out a "sting operation" when he tries to hide in a bush.

Human remains found in Roman mine

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 04:00
Bones believed to be the remains of a human found in an old Roman copper mine are to be examined by experts to try to find when they date from.

In pictures: Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:57
Career of actor and comedian in pictures

Google builds cable under Pacific

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:54
Google and five other large companies team up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.

AUDIO: Hurricane Bertha gate-crashes wedding

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
A wedding video has gone viral across the Internet - after the special day was gate-crashed by the remnants of what had been Hurricane Bertha.

SA MP resigns over fake degree

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
Top South African politician and anti-apartheid activist Pallo Jordan resigns an MP after it was revealed his academic qualifications were fake.

Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53

The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.

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Kaneria life ban appeal is refused

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:49
Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for spot-fixing is refused by court.

State Hospital smoking ban upheld

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44
A patient at the State Hospital who won a court ruling that a smoking ban breached his human rights has seen the decision overturned.

Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44

Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.

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Jezebel in 'rape' images complaint

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:41
The women's interest site Jezebel says its parent company is not doing enough to prevent users from posting violent pornography.

Votes for prisoners: The zombie case that won't die

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:40
Dominic Casciani on the court battle that won't go away

Profile: Who are the Peshmerga?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:33
Who are the Peshmerga, taking on Islamic State militants?

Iraq's Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 03:29

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, as the U.S. congratulates Shiite politician Haider al-Abadi.

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