National / International News

VIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 01:25
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.

France 'breaks EU smacking treaty'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 01:19
Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".

VIDEO: MPs' warning over Kew Gardens cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 01:13
The government's financial management of London's Kew Gardens is "a recipe for failure", MPs warn.

Your pictures: Adventure

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 01:07
Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 01:04

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers' compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

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New wave of Paris drone alerts

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:41
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.

In pictures: Chile volcano eruption

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:35
Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted

WW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:33
US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.

VIDEO: 'No regret' from Delhi rapist

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:30
Film maker Leslee Udwin tells a news conference that one of the Delhi gang rapists, Mukesh Singh, showed ''no regret, for one second'' for his actions.

Poyet's 'difficult day' over Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:24
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.

20 bus services 'could be cancelled'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:13
A union says they have seen a leaked Translink document proposing the cancellation of 20 town bus services.

India minister vows rape film probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 00:03
India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.

Prince visits elephant sanctuary

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:55
Prince William visits an elephant sanctuary on the final day of his tour of China.

Standard Chartered profits fall

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:38
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year".

Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:34

Some unauthorized immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and green-card holders are worried they may be forced to leave the U.S. because a court ruling has put a hold on their deportation relief.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:32

Lots of politicians are calling for a shorter FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It now has more than 100 questions. But, it turns out, shortening the FAFSA is a tall order.

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Aberdeen council set to leave Cosla

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 23:05
Aberdeen City Council is expected to confirm that it is quitting the local government body Cosla to join a new rival group.

Ukraine mine blast 'traps dozens'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:27
Dozens of workers are trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, reports say.

Man held over teen cyclist murder

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:05
A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.

Welsh voters 'prefer Cameron as PM'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-03 22:03
More Welsh voters think David Cameron would be a better prime minister than Ed Miliband, according to a new poll for BBC Wales.