National / International News

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 22:01
A powerful storm that battered the central Philippines has killed 38 people and left millions without power.

Eurostar passenger numbers up by 2%

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 22:00
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says passenger numbers rose by 2% in the first half of the year to five million.

Ousted Yingluck 'can leave Thailand'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:57
Thailand's military leaders grant ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel abroad for the first time since the coup in May.

Record rise in 12A film ratings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:48
More films than ever rated 12A in 2013, despite research suggesting 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate.

NI motor tax offices close for good

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:29
Motorists will no longer be able to tax their vehicles at Driver and Vehicle Agency buildings in Northern Ireland as the offices close for good on Thursday.

Garth Brooks ticket refunds begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 21:08
The process of refunding tickets to fans who bought tickets for Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin gets under way on Thursday.

Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 20:50
Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.

'Stay indoors' - heat alert on front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 20:45
As a heatwave sweeps across the UK, several papers lead on warnings that the high temperatures could cause hospitalisations and deaths.

Rise in uni spend to attract poorer

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:53
Universities in the UK spent nearly £140m more on attracting poor students in the first year of fees, a report says.

Shard makes the Stirling shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:40
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.

BBC children's TV exhibition unveiled

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:32
Children's TV favourites become museum exhibits

Early risers 'less moral at night'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:09
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.

VIDEO: Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Merkel

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:04
A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

Actress who posted ricin jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:01
An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and the New York mayor is jailed for 18 years, the maximum possible sentence.

Gunmen Temporarily Shut Down Kabul Airport

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-16 19:00

Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Zahir Zahir later said four of the attackers were killed and that the attack was halted without any civilian or police casualties.

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VIDEO: Kunming attack: Victims on all sides

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:59
China is in the midst of a major security crackdown after a series of terror attacks it blames on Muslims from the Uighur ethnic minority.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in lab

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:49
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Apes deserve Oscars, director argues

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:29
Planet of the Apes director argues for awards consideration

The assisted dying debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:25
What disabled people think of assisted dying

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest cat?

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-16 17:55
A Lincolnshire couple are vying to be the owners of the world's oldest cat.

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