National / International News

VIDEO: Expert says Scots oil will deplete by 2035

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 08:07
Scottish oil and gas revenue will reduce significantly by 2035 according to industry expert Sir Ian Wood.

Rwanda murder plotters jailed in SA

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:57
A South African court jails four men over the attempted murder of Rwanda's ex-army chief Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa in Johannesburg in 2010.

AUDIO: 'I woke up during surgery'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:50
Research suggest one in 19,000 undergoing an operation under general anaesthetic wake up during surgery, based on the biggest study into the subject.

The numbers for September 10, 2014

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:39

380 days. That's how long ago President Barack Obama first weighed airstrikes to "deter and degrade" Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. Wednesday night, hours before the 13th anniversary of 9/11, Obama will outline plans for "degrading and ultimately destroying" extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria through airstrikes in the region.

As we wait for Obama's address, here's what we're reading — and the numbers we're keeping an eye on — Wednesday morning.

$2 billion

The initial valuation of Mojang — the company behind the cult megahit Minecraft — as Microsoft nears an acquisition deal, according to The Wall Street Journal. The game's fan base is reportedly flabbergasted. The game has sold over 50 million copies, spawned a toy line and even worked its way into the classroom

5 percent

The portion of college and university assets that are invested in energy and natural resources — or, about $22 billion. Schools across the country are facing mounting pressure to divest from fossil fuels, and the University of California system is the latest institution mulling it over. The Wall Street Journal has a breakdown of several schools' endowments and their decisions on divestment.

$90 billion

The mobile payment market is expected to quadruple by 2017. With the announcement of its own mobile payment system yesterday, Apple is angling to get in on that action. The tech giant has secured deals with partner banks, Bloomberg reported, giving Apple a cut of the so-called "swipe fees" from each Apple Pay transaction.

VIDEO: Shopper snatches swag from robbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:26
A brave shopper has described how he managed to foil armed thieves at a jewellery shop in Birmingham.

VIDEO: Kerry: 'We cannot watch evil spread'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:23
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the world 'will not stand by and watch the evil spread by IS militants', at the start of a Middle East tour.

Creating a buzz: Formula E on its way

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:09
In-race music, social media influencing the outcome and Leonardo DiCaprio - your guide to Formula E.

VIDEO: Spandau Ballet strike gold with award

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:05
Popular 80s music group Spandau Ballet have been awarded a Music Heritage Award at the site of their first gig.

Gates Foundation pledges Ebola cash

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 07:02
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing $50m to help step up efforts to tackle Ebola in West Africa.

Dying man ambulance delay apology

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 06:28
Ambulance chiefs apologise for a delay in investigating why it took so long to reach a dying man just 500 yards from a hospital in Llanelli.

Your pictures: Landscapes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 06:24
Readers' photos on the theme of "landscapes"

Chlorine gas 'used in Syria attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 06:18
Chlorine gas was used in attacks in Syria earlier this year, according to the body that seeks to implement global laws banning chemical weapons.

Man United predicts fall in profit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 06:16
Manchester United predicts profit and revenue to fall as a result of its failure to qualify for Champions League.

UK and France get powerful EU jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 05:53
The UK and France get powerful jobs in the new European Commission, overseeing financial services and economic policy respectively.

Spurs face season away from home

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 05:46
Tottenham say it is "highly unlikely" they will be able to move into their new stadium as hoped for the 2017-18 season.

Row over Gambia's new anti-gay law

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 05:41
Leading rights groups call on Gambia's president not to approve tough new anti-gay legislation, saying it promotes "state-sponsored homophobia".

Bombardier cutting jobs in Belfast

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 04:42
Bombardier in Belfast is planning to cut up to 390 jobs as a result of a company restructuring.

VIDEO: Ford and Tyson: 'Overcoming adversity'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 04:39
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson met Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at his city hall office.

VIDEO: MP warned on PMQs poster

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 04:18
An MP is told off by the Speaker for holding up a poster when asking about climate change at PMQs.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-10 04:02
MPs make an impassioned plea for Scotland to remain in the UK, ahead of the referendum.