National / International News

VIDEO: Bangladesh ferry capsizes in storm

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:14
A ferry carrying at least 200 people capsizes on a river during a storm in Bangladesh; a number of bodies have been recovered, police say.

VIDEO: Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:10
Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.

UK fossil fuels 'gone in five years'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:01
The UK's proven reserves of oil, coal and gas will run out in little more than five years, a report looking at energy resources warns.

VIDEO: 7,900-bed property to let, south London

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:47
Stephen Smith reports for Newsnight on London's disused World War Two deep-level air-raid shelters, including one that is available to rent.

'Jail for a day' think tank call

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:42
Offenders who breach a community sentence should be sent to jail "for a day or two", says a think tank created by Iain Duncan Smith.

California sees wildfire 'flare-up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
Firefighters beat back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, but a flare-up of a wildfire in San Marcos has forced new evacuations.

Enterprise funds unspent, say MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
MPs say billions of pounds of Government funds set aside to boost economic growth and jobs around the country are still unspent.

London boost for women bishops plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:46
The Diocese of London - one of two Church of England regions not to pass a proposed women bishops law in 2012 - has voted in favour of the latest proposal.

WW1 PoW cemetery restored in Poland

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33
Headstones commemorating 39 UK soldiers who died at a prisoner of war camp during World War One are erected in northern Poland.

More boys charged over park murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:09
Boys aged 15 and 16 are charged with murdering a teenager stabbed in a west London park, bringing the total charged to three.

What impact will more Eurosceptics have on EU Parliament?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:06
What a rise in Eurosceptics might mean for EU parliament

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:04
Which accent did David Tennant admit struggling with?

VIDEO: India's hopes for its new leaders

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:59
With India's election result about to be announced, Yogita Limaye visits a family in Mumbai to find out what ordinary citizens want

Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:51
Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.

VIDEO: Providing LNG gas for the masses

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:50
Asia has a huge demand for liquefied natural gas, but ensuring everyone gets a supply is a huge engineering challenge.

Godzilla film 'harks back to Jaws and Alien'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:44
Director and actors discuss the new Godzilla film

Deutsche in $1.7bn Vegas casino sale

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:33
Deutsche Bank sells the lossmaking Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino and resort to private equity giant Blackstone.

High BMI stem-cell donors 'safe'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:20
People with a high Body Mass Index of up to 40 can make equally good stem-cell donors as those with a healthy weight, according to new research.

Will the US bring back firing squads?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:09
Will the US bring back firing squads for executions?

VIDEO: Final curtain call for dancing OAPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 16:08
Crowds queue up in Palm Springs, California, to catch a last glimpse of a long-running music show performed by all-singing, all-dancing senior citizens.

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