National / International News

Watson advances to Hobart semi-final

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:52
Heather Watson reaches the third WTA semi-final of her career with victory over Roberta Vinci at the Hobart International.

Bid to boost Oxbridge applications

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:47
The first hubs aimed at helping more Welsh students to get Oxbridge university places are launched as the number of applications hits a 14-year low.

India in surprise interest rate cut

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:32
India's central bank makes a surprise move to cut its interest rate to 7.75%, after lower-than-expected inflation figures.

ICTU criticises Stormont agreement

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 21:19
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions criticises the Stormont House Agreement as a "bad deal".

'What we want most is Dad home'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:36
Daughter of Guantanamo inmate tells her family's story

Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:22
Five Yemeni men held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.

A New Study Reveals Much About How Parents Really Choose Schools

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:08

Will choice and competition really improve academic quality? A new study out of New Orleans complicates the picture.

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Cannabis addicts 'let down'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:04
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances.

VIDEO: Feeling the heat in protective gear

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 20:02
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Saudi blogger Badawi publicly flogged

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:43
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten-years in jail and 1,000 lashes has compared Saudi Arabia's actions to that of Islamist militants

Colombia 'ready for ceasefire talks'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:07
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.

Divers examine AirAsia fuselage

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 19:04
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.

Pope Francis heads for Philippines

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:57
Pope Francis heads to the Philippines for a five-day stay that will include a huge Mass in the capital and a visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban.

VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:54
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.

Rain and gales threaten more delays

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:47
People across the UK are warned of possible disruption to transport and power as rain and gales sweep in behind the snow that hit many areas.

VIDEO: DC punk music saved at city library

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:38
DC punk rock archive to preserve city's music history

VIDEO: Philippines prepares to welcome Pope

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:28
Pope Francis will visit the Philippines on his visit to Asia

Questions over China-UK nuclear deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:19
The government refuses to say whether it has followed its own rules in allowing China's investment in a new nuclear plant.

Christmas park refunds 'unlikely'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 18:07
People left out of pocket when a failed Christmas attraction in Harrogate closed early have been told they are unlikely to get their money back.

Degree for tower poppies artist

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 17:54
The artist behind the Tower of London poppies installation is being given an honorary degree by the University of Derby.