National / International News

Firefighters stage 12-hour strike

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 18:17
Firefighters in England and Wales have walked out for the second time during the Bank Holiday weekend - the latest strike in a long-running pensions row.

Hormone boost 'may help infertility'

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 18:15
A study shedding light on the way key hormones affect the brain could pave the way for new fertility treatments, researchers say.

VIDEO: Communist symbols to be banned

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 17:18
The government of Georgia is introducing new measures to ban symbols of its totalitarian past, including statues of the former Soviet leader, and native Georgian, Joseph Stalin.

VIDEO: Football fans clash in Rome

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:42
Three Napoli football fans were injured by gunfire in Rome before the Italian cup final between Napoli and Fiorentina, Italian media report.

Crisp sales for Mackie's in Canada

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:41
Scottish crisp producer Mackie's reports a six-fold increase in annual export sales to Canada.

Action urged over pay inequality

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:38
The Scottish Greens are calling for action to tackle what they claim is a growing inequality in workers' salaries.

Nigeria cracks down before WEF event

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:20
Nigerian security forces detain several people in Abuja over recent bomb attacks, days before a World Economic Forum event.

Teacher death message man charged

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:12
A 21-year-old man from Leeds is charged with malicious communication following the stabbing to death of teacher Ann Maguire.

Would a Greater Birmingham work?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 16:11
Does the West Midlands need re-branding?

Knob throwing and cheese rolling

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:48
England's weird and wonderful Bank Holiday pastimes

South Africa's songs of power

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:47
The music setting the beat to South Africa's election

The man driven mad by spiders

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:40
Author Jeremy Clay tells the shuddersome tale of the man trapped in a darkened train teeming with tarantulas.

VIDEO: The internet's 'bling ring' exposed

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:28
The internet’s teen shoplifters investigated

VIDEO: Surrounded by the internet

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:27
The SurroundWeb concept from Microsoft promises an immersive experience that can intelligently 'see' your environment through a connected 3D-camera.

Why good memories are less likely to fade

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:25
Why we are more likely to remember good times

The Saharan nation of ocean fishermen

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:18
The Saharan nation with an ocean fishing fleet

The heroism of everyday life in Baghdad

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:16
Keeping calm and carrying on buying books at Baghdad's market

Teen charged over break-in murder

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 15:15
A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a man who was stabbed to death in south-west London last month.

Selby sets up O'Sullivan final

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 14:59
Mark Selby beats Neil Robertson in a 12-hour match to set up a World Championship final against Ronnie O'Sullivan.

No sympathy for bored players - Hodgson

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-03 14:47
England manager Roy Hodgson has no sympathy for any of his players who find themselves suffering World Cup boredom.
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