National / International News

'Number of suspects' in Thai deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:45
Police investigating the deaths of two Britons in Thailand say they are looking for a number of suspects - but rule out other British tourists.

Two arrests over attack on house

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:39
Two people are arrested after what police are treating as a racially motivated attack on a house in north Belfast.

Obama To Announce Large Ramp Up Of Ebola Fight

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:32

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

Cameron's plea, and 'bloodbath in paradise' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:27
David Cameron's emotional speech in defence of the United Kingdom makes the front pages, as does the murder of two Britons in Thailand.

Warning over Philippine volcano

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:26
One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, Mount Mayon, could erupt within weeks, scientists say, after quakes and rockfalls.

Rates non-payment legal action rises

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:20
The number of court actions started for non-payment of rates is on the rise, according to figures provided to the BBC.

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:05
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 20:51

The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

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Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 20:15
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May.

Ukraine MPs to ratify key EU deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 19:44
Ukraine's lawmakers are set to ratify a landmark EU association agreement, but the implementation of a free trade deal is delayed.

Police search after Thailand deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 19:40
Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.

VIDEO: Have you heard of Alibaba?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 18:29
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.

Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:44
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:06
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.

VIDEO: On the Peshmerga front line

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:59
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.

The tricky business of policing sex in public

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:55
Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

First US strikes under new IS plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:46
The US has carried out air strikes in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.

Call for further cut in sugar intake

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:36
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:09
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by 19-year-old cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, who died in May, are revealed.

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