National / International News

New HS2 compensation announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:24
Homeowners near the controversial line will be given up to £100,000, even if they decide not to move, under government proposals.

Nigel Evans sex abuse trial jury out

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:19
The jury in the sex abuse trial of former deputy speaker Nigel Evans retires to consider its verdict.

Lost Malaysian Plane Could Land In Cultural Lore

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:17

The plane's vanishing is a tragedy and an unsolved mystery. The desire for answers means the event could retain attention for decades, as have the disappearances of Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart.

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Day in pictures: 9 April 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 06:05
News photos from the past 24 hours: 9 April

WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:54

About 150 million people worldwide have hepatitis C, and all should be assessed and treated, the World Health Organization says. The cost of screening and drugs means that won't happen soon.

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'Tougher' GCSEs and A-levels revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:42
There will be a stronger emphasis on maths skills and science practicals will no longer count towards A-level grades, as new-look GCSEs and A-levels for England are revealed.

DUP seek clarity from PSNI over guns

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:40
The DUP's Arlene Foster calls on police to reveal if they were aware of claims that a senior member of Sinn Féin was involved in buying and smuggling weapons from America.

Jones attacks Cameron over Welsh NHS

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:39
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells BBC Radio Wales he does not believe Prime Minister David Cameron cares "two hoots" for Welsh NHS.

HK police seek 'thrown away' art

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:39
Hong Kong police investigate the disappearance of a painting worth $3.7m from a hotel, amid reports it may have been accidentally thrown away.

VIDEO: Books and guitars 'rehabilitate' prisoners

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:28
The musician and activist Billy Bragg on how restricting access to guitars in prison will damage his charity's work

Dog starve trainee solicitor jailed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:25
A trainee solicitor is jailed for 18 weeks for leaving her boxer dog to starve to death in the kitchen of her Bristol home.

UN accused of S Sudan 'indifference'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:19
A medical charity accuses the UN in South Sudan of "shocking indifference" towards people sheltering at its compound in the capital, Juba.

Many Students Stabbed, Cut At Pennsylvania High School

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:19

One suspect — a 16-year-old sophomore boy — is in custody after Wednesday's incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh. At least 19 teenagers and one adult were hurt.

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Boat crash sailor told 'go faster'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:16
One of Britain's top sailors was urged to "go faster" before a night-time speedboat crash which left a schoolgirl brain damaged, a jury hears.

AUDIO: The search for new luxury UK brands

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:13
A new investment group is looking for small British luxury brands to emulate the success of the established luxury heavyweights.

Your pictures: Growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:09
Readers' photos on the theme of "growth"

Search 'regains missing jet signal'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 05:01
Search teams reacquire signals first heard at the weekend that may come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane's "black box" flight recorders.

VIDEO: 'Tougher' GCSEs and A-levels revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:58
The government has announced plans for more rigorous GCSEs and A-levels in England.

Plane search grapples with poor maps

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:55
The region of ocean floor where Malaysia Airlines MH370 is thought to have come down was mapped by satellites that inferred the shape of the seabed from the shape of the water surface above.

VIDEO: Prince George's first meet and greet

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-09 04:54
Prince George's only official engagement in New Zealand has taken place as he crawled around with other babies.

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