National / International News

Teen 'planning to head to Syria'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:36
An 18-year-old man has been arrested at his Birmingham home on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria to join IS, police say.

Vanuatu President Calls For Help After 'Monster' Cyclone

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:33

President Baldwin Lonsdale told The Associated Press that the storm, which hit over the weekend, damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital. Six are confirmed dead, he said.

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Pakistan protests over church blasts

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:31
Pakistan's Christian minority block roads and burn tyres in protest against attacks on two churches which killed 15 people.

118 jobs promised in site move

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:31
A Swansea electronics company is to move to new premises, creating 118 jobs by 2018, after securing £2.5m in funding.

Budget a 'watershed' for North Sea

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:24
Wednesday's Budget could be the most important in the 40-year history of the North Sea oil and gas industry, a leading industry figure says.

Anwar's daughter held for 'sedition'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:14
The eldest daughter of Malaysia's jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is arrested for alleged sedition.

Race should be discussed - Phillips

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:04
Former Equalities and Human Rights Commission head Trevor Phillips warns about "not being able to have a straight conversation" about people's "racial or religious differences".

Israel election: An end or new era for Netanyahu?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:02
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political survival in Tuesday's elections, but despite his party lagging in polls he may well still emerge the victor, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly.

Poyet to hold Sunderland job talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:01
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet will hold talks with the club's hierarchy on Monday with doubts over his future.

Cuba approves first public wi-fi hub

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 03:00
Cuba grants approval to the artist Kcho to operate the country's first public wireless hub at his Havana cultural centre.

Who will win the Cricket World Cup?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:50
Test Match Special pundits size up the eight teams competing for World Cup glory in Melbourne on 29 March.

WPP boss receives £36m pay boost

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:44
WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell will receive £36m from the advertising giant's controversial incentive plan.

Absent Putin 'orders Arctic alert'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:21
President Vladimir Putin puts Russia's navy on a state of full combat readiness in the Arctic as part of major military drills, reports say.

VIDEO: Israel election in numbers - 60 secs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:15
The BBC looks at some of the numbers involved in Israel's election this week.

Cinderella happy ever after at box office

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:05
A new live-action version of Cinderella, directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, tops the North American box office.

VIDEO: Grant Shapps admits interview error

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 02:01
Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps has said he was mistaken over the dates of his outside employment when speaking to LBC.

Meteor photographed from Loch Ness

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 01:44
A meteor believed to be the cause of phone calls to the Coastguard is photographed from the shores of Loch Ness.

VIDEO: Leicester prepares for king's reburial

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 01:10
The remains of King Richard III are to be reburied at Leicester Cathedral on 26 March 2015, as Sian Lloyd reports.

VIDEO: Trail of destruction after Cyclone Pam

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 01:01
The BBC's Jon Donnison reports on the damage in a village just outside the capital, Port Vila.

Walker dies after Ben Lomond 'fall'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 00:46
A hillwalker has died after an incident on Ben Lomond at the weekend, according to Police Scotland.