National / International News

Female shortlist for debut book prize

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:07
A writer who penned her first novel in her 40s is among three female authors shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize for new fiction.

Missing US helicopter found in Nepal

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 23:07
The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing after a second earthquake hit Nepal has been found, the army says.

Sharapova into Rome quarter-finals

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:52
Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ease into the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.

Wreckage Of Missing U.S. Marine Helicopter Spotted In Nepal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:49

The Nepalese army says a rescue helicopter has spotted the wreckage of a missing U.S. Marine chopper in the mountains northeast of Kathmandu.

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VIDEO: A look back at BB King's life

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:42
BB King, known as the King of Blues dies aged 89 in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Harry's paint prank on photographer

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:36
Prince Harry has been continuing his tour of New Zealand, meeting locals and learning about the country's culture and heritage.

SABMiller buys brewer Meantime

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:32
SABMiller has agreed to acquire Meantime Brewing Company, a craft brewer based in Greenwich, London.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:30
Manchester United to sell Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria to make room for Gareth Bale and Arsenal eye Kasper Schmeichel.

Blues Guitarist B.B. King Dies At 89

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:14

Blues legend B.B. King died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, according to his attorney, who confirmed King's death for The Associated Press.

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Rail workers announce strike date

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:13
UK rail workers are to stage a 24-hour strike from 5pm on Monday 25 May in row over pay, the RMT union says.

McIlroy five off Quail Hollow lead

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:08
World number one Rory McIlroy is five shots off the Wells Fargo Championship lead at Quail Hollow, North Carolina.

Modi meets China leaders in Beijing

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:08
Indian PM Narendra Modi is meeting Premier Li Keqiang and other leaders in Beijing on the second day of his visit to China.

King of Blues BB King dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 22:07
'King of the Blues' legend BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89, his lawyer says.

Would an English Big Bash work?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:59
As the new T20 season begins, would a competition modelled on the Big Bash rejuvenate English cricket?

Fire engine stop lollipop man sacked

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:54
A lollipop man is sacked after he stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call.

He's only had one hairstyle...

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:36
More than 700 Liverpool appearances in 17 years, but just one hairstyle, the story of Steven Gerrard's career in football stickers.

Depp's threatened dogs 'to fly home'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:22
Actor Johnny Depp's dogs will leave Australia, after facing death threats because they were brought in illegally, the agriculture minister says.

Danske Bank objects to listing plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:09
Northern Ireland Environment Agency considering giving B listings to bank and newspaper headquarters in Belfast

Funeral for Laos boat death woman

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:08
The funeral of a woman who died in a boating accident while on holiday in south-east Asia will be held in Pontypridd.

£64m children's hospital opens

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 21:06
The £64m second phase of the Children's Hospital for Wales is being officially opened, and it promises to give young, sick and injured patients the comforts of home.