National / International News

Militant attacks kill 23 Iraq troops

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:57
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.

Islamic tuition centre closes down

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:56
An Islamic education and tuition college in east London has closed down.

Global school terror attacks rising

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:53
Terror attacks on schools and colleges around the world have risen to higher levels than at any point in more than 40 years, according to a long-term analysis of global terrorism.

Explosion At Fireworks Warehouse In Colombia Makes For Amazing Video

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:51

The explosion of 24 tons of pyrotechnics was caught on video by a local news photographer who was there to check out a small fire. No one was seriously injured and video is stunning.

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Hubble returns to 'old friends'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:46
The Hubble Space Telescope, which in 2015 completes 25 years in orbit, has gathered dramatic new views of two well-known celestial objects - the "Pillars of Creation" and the Andromeda Galaxy.

VIDEO: Can an MP launch too many campaigns?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:44
A local newspaper launches a campaign to end the series of campaigns and petitions by one of its MPs.

VIDEO: Success for first-time buyers in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:43
The number of first-time buyers in 2014 rose to its highest level in seven years, according to one of the UK's largest lenders.

VIDEO: The man taking on Sepp Blatter

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:40
Fifa vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's governing body.

A&E: Does missing the target matter?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:40
The NHS in England has missed its A&E waiting time target. Its fallen 2.4% short. That may not sound a lot, but it is proving significant in the health service.

VIDEO: Fighting for Sinjar, street by street

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:38
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State fighters in the strategically important town of Sinjar.

Escapee D-Day veteran, 90, dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

Heat blamed for Australian net fail

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
Extreme heat in Perth caused one of the country's largest ISPs to turn off some of its servers causing net blackout for thousands.

Bulgaria 'to take back EU migrants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:28
Bulgaria agrees to take back more than 3,000 asylum seekers who tried to settle in other EU countries, Bulgarian media report.

Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:16
Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.

Burundi party activists shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.

Day in pictures: 6 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Images from around the world: 6 January

Berahino faces drink-drive charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:12
West Brom striker Saido Berahino is charged with drink-driving after being stopped on the M6 in Cheshire.

VIDEO: Hunt responds to patients' A&E woes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:04
The BBC's Norman Smith puts the recent A&E experiences of two members of the public to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Turkish Airlines stops Libya flights

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:52
Turkish Airlines, the only foreign airline operating in Libya, suspends flights to Misrata amid the worsening security situation.

Date set for abortion law challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 03:50
A Human Rights Commission challenge to Northern Ireland's abortion laws is to be heard in February.