National / International News

Calls to extend new teachers scheme

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:35
School principals appeal to Northern Ireland's education minister to retain a scheme that provides work for hundreds of newly qualified teachers and extra help for pupils.

Barrier call at fatal crashes site

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:28
A crash barrier removed from the site where there have been two fatal accidents should be replaced, according to a leading expert in highway safety.

TransAsia Plane Crashes Into Taiwan River; At Least 12 Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:25

Many of the 58 people on board remain unaccounted for after the twin-engine turboprop plane rolled and clipped an elevated roadway just after takeoff.

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Tobacco processing plant uncovered

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:24
The first raw tobacco processing plant ever to be discovered in Northern Ireland is raided by customs officers.

Woman charged over death of baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 21:22
A woman is charged after the death of a baby who was found injured in the Longstone area of Edinburgh.

Australia dig unearths mutiny victim

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:51
The skeleton of a victim from one of Australia's most famous shipwrecks - and the subsequent massacre - is unearthed by archaeologists.

YouTube: Subtitles not good enough

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:17
The comments come in response to a campaign from a hard-of-hearing vlogger who says the current standard isn't good enough.

Government 'failing' on care pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:16
The government is failing to honour a pledge to move patients with learning difficulties into community care, the National Audit Office says.

VIDEO: Plane plummets into Taiwan river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 20:12
At least eight people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.

MPs to press Chilcot on Iraq delays

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:35
The head of the official inquiry into the Iraq War will be questioned by MPs for the first time about its progress.

Biggest rodent 'fought with tusks'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:30
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.

VIDEO: Seven die as New York train hits car

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:23
A commuter train has hit a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing at least seven people and injuring 12, officials have said.

NHS 111 'increasing pressure on NHS'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:15
There has been a big increase in the number of people referred to GP surgeries and A&E, analysis of the NHS 111 urgent care line in England shows.

Taiwan plane crash-lands in river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 19:07
A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways crash-lands in a Taipei river with more than 50 people on board, local reports say.

Jordan executes convicted jihadists

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:59
Jordan executes two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.

The state of UK theatre: Boom or bust?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:58
New figures suggest the UK's most subsidised theatre companies have increased production over the last five years. What is the story behind the stats?

Top UK theatres staging more plays

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:58
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.

Asian stocks rise on oil recovery

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:51
Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.

Been and Gone: The woman who swam with sharks, and the man who booked the Beatles

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:49
The woman who swam with sharks and other sad losses

The railway lines alarmingly close to the sea

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-03 18:44
The lines running alarmingly close to the sea