National / International News

Comcast 'abandons' Time Warner deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:33
US cable giant Comcast will abandon its proposed $45bn acquisition of rival Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition, reports suggest.

Row over remarks by health minister

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:26
A political row breaks out over remarks made by the Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells during gay marriage discussion.

Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:23

It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.

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In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 23:00
Sony World Photography Award winners

'Nothing wrong' with Samuels salute

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:55
Marlon Samuels should keep having fun at England's expense, says West Indies bowling coach Sir Curtly Ambrose.

Government reduces Lloyds stake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:43
The government sells more shares in Lloyds, raising about £586m and taking its stake in the bank to below 21%.

'Why Wenger can end Mourinho hoodoo'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:31
Robbie Savage on why Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger might get the better of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, at the 13th attempt.

VIDEO: Doing the sums on school funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:26
Education is a key priority for many people ahead of the general election, but the issue has not featured prominently on the campaign trail so far.

'I've never seen Root bat so well'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:21
Joe Root is becoming England's man for all seasons, says Jonathan Agnew, but the tourists missed some opportunities.

Sydney attack brother avoids jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:19
A Northern Ireland man who critically injured his brother in Australia is given a 13 month suspended sentence.

Vast replica recreates ancient cave

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:15
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 22:15
Villa want Hull's Livermore, Pardew not interested in Newcastle's Krul, Wenger reveals Fabregas silence and more.

Paula Radcliffe: My marathon journey

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:53
From foot surgery two years ago to an injury setback last month, Paula Radcliffe has trod a troubled path to her final marathon.

Child star of US show kills himself

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:50
Sawyer Sweeten, the child star of hit US show Everybody Loves Raymond, has taken his own life at his home in Texas.

Funeral for bus crash death officer

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:42
The funeral for an off-duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea will be held in Cardiff on Friday.

US child TV star kills himself

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:32
The Everybody Loves Raymond actor Sawyer Sweeten is thought to have taken his own life while visiting family in Texas.

VIDEO: Replica recreates prehistoric cave

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:32
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.

'Anti-Tory majority' appeal by Jones

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:29
First Minister Carwyn Jones urges the "anti-Tory majority in Wales" to back Labour and remove the Conservatives from office.

Strong quake shakes NZ South Island

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:24
A strong earthquake strikes New Zealand's South Island with "violent" shaking felt in Christchurch and Wellington.

'High level' radiation in Tokyo park

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 21:08
Japanese authorities close off a playground in a Tokyo park after an unusually high level of radiation is detected, report local media.