National / International News

A very Singaporean send-off

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:27
The BBC looks at some of the ways the city-state of Singapore and its people have paid tribute to founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Nigeria voting continues after delays

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:15
Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.

Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:09

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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Heads' threat to parents over gaming

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:07
Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.

Game of Thrones' factual fantasy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:00
Games of Thrones' real-world parallels

The friends who sign up for jihad

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:48
The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq

What to expect when you're electing

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:47
What to expect when you're electing

Dickens' desk saved for public view

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:37
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Death threats against BBC boss probed

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:18
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.

VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:55
Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports

Retailers call for review of rates

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:51
Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Global sites go dark for Earth Hour

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:56
Landmarks across the globe have been switching off their lights as part of WWF's Earth Hour, as Alice Baxter reports

Jobseekers perks in Scotrail deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:51
The new ScotRail franchise will offer free rail travel to interviews for jobseekers, amongst other passenger benefits announced.

Europol chief warns on encryption

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:38
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:30
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:28
An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:24
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

Fears of Alps crash co-pilot

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:18
Some papers once again focus on revelations about the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have brought down an airliner over the French Alps on Tuesday.

Immigrants drawn back to California

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:17
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan

VIDEO: Life-saving knitters

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 16:16
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.