National / International News

In pictures: Taiwan gas blasts

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 19:04
Striking images from southern Taiwan

Ten coastal towns awarded £8.5m

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 18:55
Ten coastal towns get £8.5m Government cash that will create nearly 1,400 jobs and help areas damaged by storms.

The boy 'trafficked for paedophiles'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:56
Trapped for years in a subculture of paedophiles

Sudan 'apostasy' woman arrives in US

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:51
A woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has arrived in the US state of New Hampshire to start a new life.

VIDEO: Poodling along in the gymnasium

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:50
A new gymnasium exclusively for dogs has opened up in Alexandria, Virginia.

China manufacturing growth speeds up

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:40
China's factory activity grows at its fastest pace in more than two year in July, the latest in a series of signs that the country's economy may be stabilising.

Learning disabled care campaign

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:22
Where should people with learning disabilitieslive?

Turning Berlin into a work of art

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:13
How an artist created a vast verbal map of Berlin

Sassoon war diaries published online

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:02
Twenty-three journals belonging to the war poet Siegfried Sassoon, many written in the trenches, are being published online for the first time.

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data to Changed Terrorist Behavior

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 17:01

For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:34

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:32
Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals

CAR crisis: 'Lame-duck' president?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
CAR's leader faces a tough battle to unite a divided country

Three Britons die in Croatia crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:27
Three Britons, including two children, were killed after their car was involved in a crash with a truck in Croatia, local police say.

What is it like being Usain Bolt?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 16:05
Adulation, glory, money, weird photocalls, 'selfie' requests and a 'bagman' to get his food - the life of the sprint superstar.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:56
Which Star Wars character was banned from a passport?

America's 'botched' executions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:52
Which form of execution goes wrong in the US most often?

Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:38
Is it ever acceptable to wear sunglasses indoors?

VIDEO: Last of the scissor makers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
Eric Stones has been making scissors by hand for 58 years.

World War One battlefields 100 years on

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:33
World War One battlefields as they are today
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