National / International News

BlackBerry launches low-cost phone

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 22:03
BlackBerry launches a new low-cost phone "exclusively for Indonesia", one of the few markets where it is still a key player.

Poor OAP 're-used toilet paper'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 22:01
A 91-year-old woman who was so poor she resorted to re-using toilet paper was claiming less than half the benefits available, says a charity campaigning on poverty amongst the elderly.

Spain politician shot dead in public

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:57
A top politician in Leon, Spain, is shot dead in public in what is thought to be "an act of vengeance", and two women are arrested.

'Lost' girls and 'young lions' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:34
Several front pages show images of the Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants, while others focus on the latest plans for the NHS.

Ten things we learned from the Premier League season

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:33
From dodgy signings and maverick owners to the revival of English talent, Phil McNulty reviews the season’s major talking points.

Endangered eels die in power trap

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:20
Hundreds of thousands of critically endangered eels die in a trap that was supposed to help their migration past a dam into Lough Erne.

Gay worker awarded £45k over abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 21:16
A sacked Belfast docker who faced homophobic abuse at work is awarded £45,000 by an industrial tribunal.

How patients might design a psychiatric hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 19:59
The 21st Century version of the padded cell

Suspect killed in China bus blaze

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 19:42
A man who died in a bus fire in southwest China that injured 77 people is thought to have started the blaze, authorities say.

Charges in Quebec train explosion

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:29
Three workers and a railway line will be charged with negligence in the explosion that killed 47 people in a Quebec town last year, authorities say.

VIDEO: Were you in the class of '79?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:23
Seeking young Scots who spoke to the BBC about the vote

The grief equation

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:19
Can you put the tragedy in your life to good use?

Will Poles influence UK elections?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 18:00
What impact will Poles who live in the UK have on election day?

Cannes 2014: The British are coming

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:53
The Brits making their way to Cannes

Centre to improve asthma treatment

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:49
A new multi-million pound centre which aims to develop better treatments for people with asthma is to be based in Edinburgh.

The Black Keys: When fans attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:48
The Black Keys on their craziest ever show

Living wage call for contracts bill

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:47
A fresh attempt to make payment of the living wage a condition of all public sector contracts in Scotland will be made later.

Diplomats to draft Iran nuclear deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:41
Six world powers and Iran are to begin drafting a deal that aims to provide a comprehensive solution to the country's nuclear issue.

Red wine health benefits 'overhyped'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:31
Drinking red wine may not be as good for you as hoped, say scientists who have studied the drink's ingredient that is purported to confer good health.

Same-sex couples wed in Arkansas

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-12 17:25
The first same-sex couples marry in the US state of Arkansas, after a judge last week threw out a voter-approved ban on gay marriage.
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