National / International News

Plane search ship 'picks up signal'

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 07:50
A Chinese ship searching for the missing Malaysian plane picks up a pulse signal, Chinese media say, but there is no sign it is from flight MH370.

Afghans vote in historic election

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 07:25
Voters in Afghanistan go to the polls to choose a new president, but there are reports of ballot paper shortages and sporadic violence.

Pakistan couple get death sentence

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 07:13
A Pakistani Christian couple are sentenced to death for blasphemy after allegedly sending a text message insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

Tribal clashes kill 23 in Egypt

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 07:09
At least 23 people are killed in tribal clashes between Arab and Nubian families in Aswan in southern Egypt.

Ukraine rejects Russia gas bill hike

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:54
The Ukrainian PM condemns the near doubling of gas prices charged by Russia, accusing Moscow of trying to punish the new leadership in Kiev.

Munster 47-23 Toulouse

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:34
Munster score six tries as they hammer French giants Toulouse at Thomond Park to power into the Heineken Cup semi-finals.

Teenager dies days after assault

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:31
A 16-year-old girl who was assaulted in Cheltenham dies in hospital.

Manchester City 4-1 Southampton

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:25
Manchester City keep up the pressure on their Premier League title rivals with a win over Southampton at Etihad Stadium.

England thrash poor Montenegro

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:08
Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro 9-0 to earn new coach Mark Sampson a first competitive win.

Good Life co-writer Bob Larbey dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 06:07
Bob Larbey, co-writer of classic sitcoms The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and Brush Strokes, has died at the age of 79, his agent confirms.

Brazil troops in Rio slum operation

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:57
Brazilian troops enter one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous slums, in the biggest operation to improve security ahead of the World Cup.

Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:55
A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.

Man remanded over hot water incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A County Down man, recently discharged from a psychiatric unit, is remanded in custody in connection with an incident in which hot water was thrown over two men and a three-year-old girl.

Two hurt escaping 'deliberate' blaze

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:53
A man and a woman are hurt escaping from a fire which police said was started deliberately at a flat in Ayrshire.

'Guinea pig' concern over waste plan

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:14
Concerns are raised about plans to build a new waste processing and energy generation facility in Carmarthenshire.

Hamilton beats Rosberg in practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in final practice at the Bahrain GP as Sebastian Vettel spins off.

Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:12
Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.

AUDIO: Dealing with diversity in schools

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 05:02
How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?

VIDEO: Nasa releases solar flare footage

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:51
Nasa has released dramatic footage of a solar flare, captured by its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

21,000 get free pre-school places

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-05 04:50
Thousands of parents are told the outcome of their application for a free pre-school place.
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