National / International News

Kirk casts net to find new ministers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 23:03
The Church of Scotland launches a recruitment drive to tackle a shortage of ministers in the Kirk.

Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:49
A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.

VIDEO: 'Australian started Bradford City fire'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:47
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, says police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.

Government sells more Lloyds shares

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:45
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.

Easyjet profits from cheaper fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:37
Easyjet reports a profit for the first half of its financial year, helped by lower fuel prices, a weaker euro and a strong finish to the ski season.

Verdict due for Singapore Lee critic

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:23
A Singapore court is to give its verdict in the case of a teenager accused of wounding religious feelings in a video critical of late PM Lee Kuan Yew.

'Slow cars disillusion F1 drivers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 22:05
BBC Sport commentator David Coulthard says F1 drivers are not being challenged enough and suggests areas for improvement.

Historic building destroyed by fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:50
A historic building on Royal Deeside is destroyed by fire in the early hours of the morning.

VIDEO: France's Hollande meets Castros

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:42
French President Francois Hollande has met Cuba's 1959 revolutionary leaders Fidel and Raul Castro on a historic trip to Havana.

Schools and business face waste law

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:27
Schools, hospitals and businesses will have to separate their waste for recycling under new legislation being put forward by Welsh ministers.

Cooper hails 'freak' Swindon win

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:25
Swindon boss Mark Cooper describes his side's thrilling 7-6 play-off semi-final victory as a "freak" and "ridiculous".

Davison investigation 'challenging'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:18
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of former senior IRA man Gerard 'Jock' Davison describes the inquiry as "very challenging".

Business in EU referendum warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:16
Plans to hold a referendum on EU membership are unhelpful for businesses in Wales and could lead to reduced investment, according to an industry body.

AMs back plan for nurse numbers law

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:14
Plans for a law to ensure Welsh hospitals have enough nurses on duty at all times are backed by AMs.

Strokes 'double in men aged 40-54'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 21:10
The Stroke Association says the number of strokes suffered by men in Northern Ireland aged between 40 and 54 has more than doubled over the last 12 years.

Eurostar's artillery shell problem

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 19:55
Eurostar's problem with collectors of old artillery

Photos: Sculpture Sells For $141M, Picasso Painting For $179M, Both Records

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 19:35

The modern works were part of a $706 million sale by the auction house Christie's. Two other works, by Claude Monet and by Mark Rothko, brought in $40.5 million each.

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VIDEO: Record Picasso auction highlights

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 18:11
Picasso's Women of Algiers has become the most expensive painting to sell at auction, going for $179.3m (£115m) at Christie's in New York.

Asian shares mixed on Greece talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 18:01
Asian shares trade mixed after a lacklustre lead from Wall Street as confidence was dampened by uncertainty over Greece's debt deal.

In pictures: Dennis Dinneen Archive

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-11 18:01
An exhibition of pictures by the Irish photographer

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