National / International News

VIDEO: Preparing to transport chemical weapons

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 01:11
The BBC's Anna Holligan reports from the Norwegian war ship which is preparing to travel to Syria to remove chemical weapons, and explains the precautions that have been taken for the mission.

Ashes catch-up: a tale of two collapses

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:59
Relive all the overnight drama as England lose their last five wickets for six runs to hand Australia back the initiative.

China reforms one-child policy

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:46
China's top legislature formally adopts a resolution easing the country's one-child policy, and abolishes re-education through labour camps.

Liverpool can win title - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:29
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Liverpool's title aspirations have been boosted by their lack of European action.

Party leaders unite for Syria appeal

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 00:11
David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg issue a rare joint statement backing a £4bn United Nations appeal on behalf of Syrian refugees.

VIDEO: South Sudan rebels wary of truce

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:31
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government.

Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to fight on

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:29
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.

England face defeat after collapse

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 23:19
Australia are favourites to take a 4-0 series lead after England lose five wickets for six runs in a dismal batting display.

PM 'harangued' by flood victims - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:45
The image of David Cameron being berated by angry householders left without power for days leads several of Saturday's newspapers.

Mounds of filth on an island paradise

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:43
Greece's mushrooming waste disposal crisis

Ban smacking, children's tsar urges

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 21:22
Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.

VIDEO: Nine-year-old scales Argentine peak

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 20:54
A nine-year-old boy from the United States has become the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.

VIDEO: Argentina heatwave sparks protests

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 20:53
High temperatures have caused a wave of blackouts and water shortages across Argentine's capital, Buenos Aires.

Libya 'frees' US military personnel

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 20:37
The Libyan authorities have released four American military personnel detained on Friday, US officials say.

10 extraordinary sacred sites around Britain

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:47
What did the ancestors of modern Britons see in the countryside that led them to deem some places more sacred than others, asks Neil Oliver.

In pictures: The year of the reunion 2013

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:45
Together again - 12 months of reunions in entertainment

Brazil indigenous reserve attacked

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:32
Residents of a remote town in Brazil's Amazonas state attack an indigenous reserve, hours after members of a nearby tribe sought refuge at an army base.

Was 2013 the NHS's annus horriblis?

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:28
Nick Triggle on whether 2013 was NHS's annus horriblis

Mali ex-leader in high treason probe

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:25
Mali says it will investigate ousted leader Amadou Toumani Toure for high treason, accusing him of failing to stop an Islamist insurgency.

How animals help us understand disease

BBC - Fri, 2013-12-27 18:19
The creatures helping us understand human disease

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