National / International News

Finding childcare 'down to luck'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 23:01
Just 5% of Wales' 22 councils have sufficient out-of-school activities for 12 to 14-year-olds, a report claims.

Rangers confirm £4m share issue plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 22:56
Rangers make new shares available for purchase to existing shareholders in an attempt to raise £4m.

Single ticket travel plan for region

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 22:16
The next phase in plans for a major overhaul of public transport in south east Wales reveals a vision for a rapid one-ticket system for travellers.

VIDEO: RSPCA seeks ban on monkeys as pets

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 22:08
The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line concerning animals such as monkeys and marmosets.

VIDEO: Rides and risks in huge California waves

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:59
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.

Nato protesters open peace camp

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:49
Peace campaigners open a camp with thousands of protesters due in Newport ahead of next week's Nato summit.

Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:39
US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.

University feud raised with minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:14
A bitter feud which has rocked the Plymouth University boardroom will be raised with the government, an MP confirms.

No charges in US accidental shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:10
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.

UN seeks climate change 'Malala'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:06
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.

VIDEO: 100-year-old tortoise is on the move

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:06
An extremely rare Galapagos tortoise thought to be 100 years old has been given a new home at a zoo in Ohio.

PM's UKIP blow and Brangelina joy - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 21:02
The defection of Conservative MP Douglas Carswell to UKIP dominates front pages, which also report the wedding of Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie.

Bellis is the buzz of the Big Apple

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:46
How has 15-year-old CiCi Bellis captured American hearts and minds with her run at the US Open?

'Dead' Indian activist found alive

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:20
An Indian activist thought to have died in a car fire is found alive in Bangalore and accused by police of faking his death over a woman.

Japan's economy signals weakness

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 20:11
Japan's economy shows signs of stagnation and weakness as households spent less and factory output stays flat in July.

VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:39
Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?

VIDEO: Brazil dismantles Amazon 'destroyers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 19:22
Police in northern Brazil say they are in the process of dismantling one of the country's biggest environmental criminal gangs.

UN peacekeepers held in Golan

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:50
Forty-three UN peacekeepers are being held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, amid heavy fighting between rebels and the army.

Argentina general strike 'success'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 18:13
Labour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 17:33
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
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