National / International News

Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 05:59
Egypt charges ousted President Mohammed Morsi with the handing over of secret files to Qatar, state media report.

VIDEO: The cost of skimming the small print

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 05:55
Misunderstanding financial terms and conditions set out in the small print costs UK consumers £21bn a year, says the Money Advice Centre.

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:57

The lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. The news comes as the World Health Organization says it's speeding up delivery of possible vaccines.

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Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:43

Testing, tenure, pay, standards, business influence, poverty and inequality--the big education issues have been with us a long time, says a new book.

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Three held over New Forest murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 04:35
Three people are arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in the New Forest.

Man's body recovered from the sea

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:57
The body of an unknown man is pulled from the sea off the north Wales coast, say police.

How Genuine Is Russia's Ceasefire?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

NATO leaders gathered in Wales this week to address the crisis in Ukraine and the threat posed by the Islamic State. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder.

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Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

President Obama has spent much of the week talking about what NATO can do to respond to current crises. NATO leaders approved a plan to develop a rapid response force to primarily counter Russia.

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Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak's Origin

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:50

The first wave of the Ebola virus struck Liberia's northern Lofa County back in March. Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton traveled to Lofa, and speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the current situation.

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VIDEO: Ceasefire holding but 'very fragile'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:48
There is uncertainty over whether a ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine is holding.

Woman dies in Lenzie train incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:27
A woman dies after being struck by a train on a stretch of line at Lenzie in East Dunbartonshire, leading to widespread disruption to rail services.

VIDEO: Obama 'photobombed our family'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 03:06
During a visit to Stonehenge, US President Barack Obama stopped to talk to a local family and posed for photos with them.

China's Pakistan visit 'postponed'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 01:57
The Chinese president's state visit to Pakistan has been postponed due to ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, Pakistani officials say.

Germany v Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 01:48
A groin strain may prevent Russell Martin taking part in Scotland's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany.

AUDIO: Scientists 'make telepathy breakthrough'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 01:01
Research led by experts at Harvard University shows technology can be used to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two.

VIDEO: Inmates forge new future in fashion

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 00:35
Inmates in Holloway Prison are being given a helping hand by tutors from the London College of Fashion to learn about the fashion industry.

VIDEO: Gas blast cash machine gang jailed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 00:07
Five men who used explosive gas to blow up cash machines at banks, post offices and supermarkets, stealing an estimated £800,000, have been jailed.

India Pakistan flood toll passes 200

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 23:19
More than 200 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy rain across large swathes of India and Pakistan, reports say.

Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 21:48
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by Ebola - is to confine people to their homes for four days in an effort to contain the deadly virus.

Vow to 'smash' Islamic State - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 21:21
An agreement by some Nato countries, led by the US, to tackle the Islamic State organisation leads some papers, while others focus on a Lib Dem Commons rebellion.