National / International News

M25 reopens after pothole chaos

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 22:29
Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey reopen after a day-long closure caused when a pothole the width of an entire lane appeared at junction nine.

Hospital declares 'major incident'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 22:05
Colchester Hospital warns patients to stay away from A&E except for "serious or life-threatening" conditions, as it declares a "major incident" following an inspection.

VIDEO: Comet lander: Philae loses power

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:59
Space scientists say the comet lander, Philae, has gone into standby mode, because of low power.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Conflict or co-operation'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:56
President Obama warns of the dangers of conflict in Asia and says the region's security cannot be based on intimidation.

Miliband attacks Sports Direct terms

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:56
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to criticise Sports Direct over its use of zero-hours contracts in a speech on Saturday.

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:37
US President Barack Obama, who is attending the G20 summit in Australia, says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation and bullying.

Fan dies after Celtic Park stair fall

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 19:21
A 22-year-old football fan has died in hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

VIDEO: One Direction on Band Aid and royalty

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 18:07
One Direction appeared on Children in Need

Indonesia tsunami alert after quake

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:59
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issues an alert around the Moluccas in Indonesia after a quake of 7.3 magnitude.

No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City Than Jane Byrne, Who Died Today

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:53

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

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VIDEO: Terry Wogan: 'Astounded at generosity'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 17:27
BBC Children in Need 2014 gala raises more than £32.6m on the night.

Viewpoint: Pakistan's social services are collapsing

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:23
Guest columnist Ahmed Rashid says a tepid government response has only exacerbated problems such as malnutrition, polio, lack of education, and terrorism.

'Terror fears' prompt O2 food ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:21
Food and drink was confiscated from tennis fans attending the ATP tour finals because of the UK's raised terror threat, organisers say.

Ebola shuts down normal life signs

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:13
The Ebola outbreak has impacted on all signs of everyday life in Sierra Leone, one of the most badly affected countries, says Mark Doyle.

Comet-Hugging Lander Sends Back Data, Despite Dying Battery

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:13

Mission Control re-established contact with the Philae lander, which has been unable to recharge by solar power. Its bumpy landing left it in the shadow of a cliff. Still, it continues to send data.

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Sturgeon urges voters to dump Labour

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:07
Nicola Sturgeon will use her first SNP conference speech as party leader to urge voters to dump Labour in next May's UK election.

Toplessness - the one Victorian taboo that won't go away

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 16:02
The one Victorian social value that won't go away

The man who was kidnapped by pirates - twice

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:59
The man who was kidnapped by pirates twice

The pearl fishers of Arabia

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:56
How Arabia made its money before the oil rush

Call for e-cigarette safety warnings

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 15:55
Fire bosses call for safety messages to be displayed on electronic cigarette kits as figures show a surge in incidents linked to the devices.