National / International News

Man 'confesses' to Thai killings

BBC - 38 min 51 sec ago
A Burmese man admits killing two British tourists in attack on the island of Koh Tao last month, local reports in Thailand say.

Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

BBC - 39 min 46 sec ago
Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne are called up to the England squad.

Plan to block poll tax collection

BBC - 41 min 2 sec ago
The Scottish government will bring in new laws to stop councils pursuing people for historic poll tax debts, the first minister announces.

Prince George 'harassment' warning

BBC - 41 min 38 sec ago
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to "cease harassing" Prince George and his nanny.

Dowager Duchess funeral under way

BBC - 45 min 38 sec ago
The funeral of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, the last surviving Mitford sister, is under way on the Chatsworth estate.

VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace

BBC - 45 min 39 sec ago
Ahead of Sunday's presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters' views on the presidential candidates.

Wonga to write off £220m of loans

BBC - 49 min 37 sec ago
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

BBC - 50 min 18 sec ago
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

Caption Challenge: Surfer dog

BBC - 54 min 24 sec ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Hong Kong Police Warn Protesters Not To Occupy Government Buildings

NPR News - 1 hour 4 min ago

As protesters crowd around the territory's administrative headquarters, China's state media is also warning of "chaos" if the demonstrators go further.

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Peter Pan house lands major fund aid

BBC - 1 hour 4 min ago
Funding is secured for plans to create Scotland's first centre for children's literature at the house which helped to inspire the Peter Pan story.

Pisa education ranking goal scrapped

BBC - 1 hour 5 min ago
The target to put Wales into the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year is scrapped by Education Minister Huw Lewis.

Five rescued after dolphin 'attack'

BBC - 1 hour 5 min ago
Five swimmers are rescued from Galway Bay in the Republic of Ireland after what has been described as a dolphin attack.

Clegg calls May speech 'outrageous'

BBC - 1 hour 5 min ago
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says criticism of his party in Theresa May's speech mark a "low point" in coalition relations.

VIDEO: Ford bullish over global growth

BBC - 1 hour 10 min ago
Newly-appointed Ford chief executive Mark Fields says he is confident the company can boost its sales around the world despite the difficulties the industry faces

Boy dismembered murdered girlfriend

BBC - 1 hour 14 min ago
A teenage boy obsessed with TV serial killer Dexter is jailed for murdering and dismembering his 17-year-old girlfriend.

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

BBC - 1 hour 21 min ago
A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.

Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

BBC - 1 hour 25 min ago
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.

Typhoon 'threatens Japanese GP'

BBC - 1 hour 26 min ago
The Japanese GP could be called off if Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan on Sunday, says Force India driver Sergio Perez.

China throws weight behind HK leader

BBC - 1 hour 31 min ago
China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".
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