National / International News

VIDEO: Are e-cigarettes safe?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-31 02:31
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.

The jihadi issue and a Clacton electoral "bloodbath" - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 21:39
Many papers discuss the UK's response to the threat posed by returning jihadi fighters, and there is a prediction of a good night for UKIP in the Clacton by-election.

Philippine troops in Syria rescued

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:26
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.

Archbishop issues terror asylum plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:17
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.

Anti-PM clashes continue in Pakistan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:54
Clashes are continuing in Pakistan between police and protesters demanding the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif, with 300 reported injured.

Dictionary completed after 101 years

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:53
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.

VIDEO: IRA ceasefire: 20 years on

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:48
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle".

How might a currency change affect UK?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:45
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:43

American and other forces have launched an offensive to free the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

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Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:37
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.

Drama brings craft of eye-making to life

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:13
Drama brings craft of the ocularist to life

The priest who brokered peace

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 19:11
How this man helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago

EU sets Russia sanctions ultimatum

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:39
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".

Original Jethro Tull bassist dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:33
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.

'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:14
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.

US planes drop aid to Iraq's Amerli

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 18:09
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.

Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 17:41
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:29
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Belgian refugees build UK family

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:15
Tracing the story of one family of WW1 refugees

Missing Ashya King found in Spain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-30 16:10
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour whose parents removed him from hospital against medical advice has been found, police confirm.

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