National / International News

Debate on welfare reform to proceed

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 21:14
Northern Ireland assembly members are due to debate the final stage of the controversial welfare reform bill later, despite NI first minister Peter Robinson's admission to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

Iran trial to start for US reporter

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:38
The trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for almost 10 months on charges that include alleged espionage is due to open.

Atwood book goes in 'Future Library'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:28
Margaret Atwood becomes the first of 100 authors to enter a manuscript into the Future Library, a project collecting works not to be published until 2114.

Where does the word 'deflation' come from?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 20:15
Where does the word 'deflation' come from?

TV appeal in takeaway murder hunt

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 19:24
The murder of man shot dead outside a Tyneside takeaway where he worked is to be featured on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

Asian shares build on Monday's gains

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 18:52
Asian shares head mostly higher on Tuesday, continuing the momentum from the previous day's trade when major markets hit record highs.

'Loud wakeup call' over rare dolphin

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 18:52
The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.

Australian koalas could be culled

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 18:34
The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".

Fish, fruit and veg in S Korea's markets

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 18:03
Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's

John Healey joins Labour deputy race

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 17:57
Former Labour housing minister John Healey announces his bid to become deputy leader after being "dismayed" by the debate within the party since the election.

VIDEO: Mexico tornado kills 13 in seconds

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 17:46
A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.

Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 17:40
Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.

VIDEO: Will India's lethal heatwave continue?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 17:35
A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Australia tampon tax in sightlines

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 17:32
An online petition calling for the scrapping of Australia's tax on tampons is backed by the Treasurer Joe Hockey.

How to rule with a slim majority

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:53
The difficulty of ruling with a slim majority

One school, four catchment areas

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:47
How can school admissions beat the housing market?

VIDEO: A channel that's young, British, witty and black

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:37
The channel that's young, witty and black

Why do people waste so much time at the office?

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:33
Why do people waste so much time at the office?

Ofgem to investigate pre-pay meters

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:24
Ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.

The falcon hospital of Qatar

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-25 16:14
The state-of-the-art hospital for poorly birds