National / International News

Abbott in India over uranium deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 19:31
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives in India for a two-day visit, with a deal on uranium sales high on the agenda.

Leaders focus on social justice

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 19:30
Labour leader Ed Miliband and First Minister Alex Salmond set out contrasting ways to achieve social justice in Scotland.

VIDEO: "Landmark" special educational reform

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 19:08
The recent reforms to special educational needs are described as the biggest for a "generation".

First Range Rover to be auctioned

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 18:57
The first Range Rover ever built is expected to be sold for about £140,000 at auction later.

Been and gone: Lady who collected curious crisps

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 18:34
Lady who collected curious crisps, and other notable departed

Fire in Sheffield industrial unit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 18:20
A large fire in a disused industrial unit in Sheffield sends thick black smoke over parts of the city.

How did Scotland change so much?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 18:05
How a nation arrived at the crossroads

In Pics: Fashion photographer Horst

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:54
Sixty-year career of fashion photographer Horst P Horst

Toronto Film Festival 2014: British films set to screen

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:49
British films showcased at this year's Toronto Film Festival

VIDEO: Europe's economy from both sides

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:43
The eurozone economies are still struggling for the most part, with most relying on Germany, whose economy is still strong.

Ferguson Police Tactics Draw Justice Department Investigation

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:41

The department will launch an inquiry into the city's police force, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports, with a focus on looking for a pattern or practice of discriminatory policing.

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VIDEO: Hollande ex 'took pills' over split

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:32
Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of French President Francois Hollande, says Mr Hollande 'dislikes the poor'.

UK anti-semitism 'peaked in July'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 17:31
A charity set up to protect Britain's Jewish community records its highest-ever monthly total of anti-semitic incidents.

Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:55

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decision.

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Murdered US reporter's family speaks

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:51
The family of US journalist Steven Sotloff speak publicly for the first time since a video of his beheading was released by Islamic Sate militants.

Food crime on 'unprecedented' scale

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:47
"Food crime" is occurring on an unprecedented scale worldwide, a new report to be published on Thursday is expected to say.

What is Nato and would a Yes Scotland join it?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:31
What is Nato and would a Yes Scotland join it?

Standard Life sells Canadian business

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:31
Standard Life is selling its Canadian business to local insurer Manulife Financial for $4bn Canadian dollars ($3.7bn; £2.2bn) in cash.

Prize for 40 garden cities plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:25
A plan to give "garden city" status to up to 40 towns and cities in England wins the £250,000 Wolfson Prize.

VIDEO: Carswell: Tories are 'out-of-touch'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-03 16:07
Douglas Carswell has said the Conservative party is run by "out-of-touch elites", as he campaigns for UKIP in the Clacton by-election