National / International News

VIDEO: Inside new Ebola treatment centre

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 21:48
Clive Myrie looks around a new, British army-built centre for treating people with Ebola in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.

1,100 NI student places 'to be cut'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 21:38
Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster warn that they will have to cut 1,100 student places in Northern Ireland .

Migrant study and Halloween accident - papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 21:35
A study of UK immigration is interpreted in different ways, while there is much coverage of the Halloween accident involving Strictly star Claudia Winkleman's daughter.

Newly Released 'Fast And Furious' Documents Include A Slam On Issa

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 20:43

Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."

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AU in Burkina power handover talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:54
The presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are to visit Burkina Faso to press the military for a speedy handover of power to a civilian ruler.

Government crackdown on 'notspots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:21
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.

Memorial for Australia ex-PM Whitlam

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:19
Australia holds a state memorial service for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who died on 21 October at the age of 98.

Kim Jong-un seen walking unaided

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:08
North Korean media publish photos of leader Kim Jong-un walking without a stick at an army meeting, following speculation on his health.

Will Narendra Modi change India?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:51
The jury is still out on whether India's new prime minister can reform India.

France threatened by civil strife

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:45
Disaffection with mainstream politics in France could see the far right gain high office, says Hugh Schofield.

Governors' Races: Scott Beats Crist; Quinn Loses In Illinois

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:38

In Illinois, Republican Bruce Rauner is projected to beat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. And in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Arts funding must be fairer, MPs say

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:34
London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.

'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:52
A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.

New EU members add £5bn to UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:51
Immigrants from the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.

Warning of 'insufficient' flood cash

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:44
Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.

VIDEO: Devolution in the UK: What could change?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:29
Ahead of a government summit in Leeds, what could devolution mean to the UK's four constituent countries?

'How we escaped our violent home'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:17
A mother and daughter's escape from terrifying violence

Marijuana Votes: Oregon And D.C. Legalize; Florida Says No To Medical

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:16

Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure fell short of the 60 percent approval required. Oregon voters approved Measure 91, allowing legalization. Alaska also has a legalization ballot measure.

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VIDEO: India rules on Bollywood make-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:15
India's top court has told trade unions to lift its ban on women working as make-up artists in Bollywood.

Child maintenance crackdown planned

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:09
Parents who default on their child maintenance payments face being turned down for mortgages and credit cards under new government plans.