National / International News

Why British Muslims care about Jerusalem

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 23:32
After Donald Trump officially recognised the city as Israel's capital, UK Muslims tell us why that matters.

Jonathan Rea: BBC Sports Personality 2017 contender

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 23:03
Motorcyclist won the World Superbikes title for the third successive year - profile of Sports Personality nominee.

Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds expected for France's 'Elvis Presley'

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 22:28
Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line the streets of Paris to pay tribute to the star.

Ashes: Ben Duckett dropped from England tour game after Perth bar incident

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 22:07
Batsman Ben Duckett is dropped from England's Ashes tour game on Saturday following an incident in a Perth bar.

Making a Murderer: Court upholds Brendan Dassey conviction

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 20:35
The case of Brendan Dassey and his uncle became the subject of a Netflix documentary.

Brexit: Michael Gove says UK voters can change final deal

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 20:17
People who "dislike the arrangement" can change it at the ballot box, says the environment secretary.

Israel strikes Gaza Hamas sites after rocket attacks

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 18:56
Tensions are rising following President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Grammar schools 'contrary to common good' - Archbishop of Canterbury

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 18:11
Justin Welby calls on the government to have an inclusive approach to the future of education.

California wildfires: Businesses face ruin as blaze rages

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 17:37
The fire, which has forced thousands from their homes, has damaged swathes of avocado farmland.

Reality Check: Where next for talks?

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 17:00
With phase one ready to be signed off, here's a look the challenges ahead.

Has original music saved The X Factor?

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:50
The most recent series was praised for the number of contestants who performed their own material.

Week in pictures: 2-8 December 2017

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:43
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Harassment

NPR News - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:41

Six women have accused him, says the Washington Post. On her website, one details her horror and why she couldn't just leave her job with him. The judge tells the Post he's sorry they were offended.

(Image credit: J. David Ake/AP)

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson set for talks in Iran

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:20
The UK foreign secretary will raise 'grave concerns' about the jailing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

NPR News - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:13

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.

Students seek removal of Gladstone name

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:10
Liverpool students campaign to rename their halls of residence because of Williams Gladstone's actions around the abolition of slavery.

Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump's Action On Jerusalem

NPR News - Fri, 2017-12-08 16:07

Days after the president's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, protests spread throughout the Muslim world. Violent clashes erupted in the Palestinian territories.

(Image credit: Nasser Shiyoukhi/AP)

Will Gompertz reviews Charles II: Art & Power ★★★★☆

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 15:57
A show about Charles II, and the artistic legacy he left but is it a right-royal success?

What's it like to live with a mechanical heart pump?

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 15:47
It is 50 years since the world's first heart transplant, but what is it like to live with a mechanical heart pump?

'Come out in class - if you want to', teachers urged

BBC - Fri, 2017-12-08 15:32
Heads urged to offer more support to LGBT teachers to be their "authentic selves".