National / International News

VIDEO: The floating pop-up power station

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:46
A pop up power station that can be set up in a day is being developed by a US startup.

Video shows Afghan hostage beheaded

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:38
Militants who kidnapped 31 people from a bus in Afghanistan release a video showing one of the hostages being beheaded.

#BBCdebate: Your questions

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:31
Put your questions to the party leaders during the BBC's live debate.

Islamic web of Middle East enmity

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:18
Jawad Iqbal reviews how shifting religious and geopolitical alliances are fuelling the widespread intra-Islamic turmoil in the Middle East.

British Olympic boxer Jonas retires

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:18
Natasha Jonas, the first woman to box for Great Britain at the Olympic Games, retires 16 months before Rio 2016.

UK services growth picks up speed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:11
Activity in the UK's services sector accelerated in March at its fastest pace since August last year, according to a closely-watched survey.

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:11

The president tells NPR's Steve Inskeep the U.S. and other countries have have a solid plan to keep Iran's nuclear program under control.

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Row over festival site osprey nest

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:10
Police investigate claims that an osprey has returned to a nest near the proposed site of T in the Park festival at Strathallan Castle.

Gervais to make Netflix comedy film

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:09
Ricky Gervais is to make a comedy film for streaming service Netflix that will see the star of The Office and Derek appear alongside Australia's Eric Bana.

Breast Milk Sold Online Contaminated With Cow's Milk

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:03

We're not talking about just a smidge. Roughly 10 percent of samples tested contained at least 10 percent cow's milk. Doctors say the diluted milk could be dangerous for babies for several reasons.

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Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 01:03

The president weighed in on the 2016 presidential race in an interview with NPR, taking aim at GOP upstart Scott Walker for saying he would revoke any Iran deal on Day 1 of his presidency.

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Indian 'sandalwood smugglers' killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:57
Police in India say they have killed at least 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers in fierce gunfights in Andhra Pradesh.

£9 'coat-hanger' boat in sea rescue

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:52
Two men who went to sea in a boat they made for £9 are rescued off the Essex coast when their oars break.

Horrocks to play Teletubbies phone

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:51
Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent and Fearne Cotton are to provide voices for the new series of CBeebies show Teletubbies.

Bolt ready for world titles defence

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:50
Multiple-Olympic champion Usain Bolt has made "significant strides" as he bids to defend his world 100m and 200m titles.

How far can a government police internet porn?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:49
A new proposal to stop children seeing online pornography faces the same problems as earlier failed bids to police the internet.

A&E waiting hits new worst level

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:38
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.

VIDEO: Clegg: 'We will cut taxes for millions'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:37
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has said his party will cut tax for millions, with no tax to pay for the first £12,500 of earnings.

Fatal house fire victim is named

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:18
The woman who was found dead in a house fire in Antrim on Monday is named locally as Susan Melvin, who was in her 50s.

Holborn power restored after fire

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 00:18
"All but one property" in central London has had gas supplies restored after an underground electrical fire cut power to thousands of customers.