National / International News

Myanmar frees almost 7,000 prisoners

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:12
Myanmar releases 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, ahead of polls in November - but it is not clear if political prisoners are among those freed.

India state funeral for Abdul Kalam

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:06
Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam is given a full state funeral in his native town in Rameswaram in South India.

VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:04
Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.

The reluctant icon ready to make history

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:57
Laura Bassett says she is focused on making history with Notts County, not on overwriting any World Cup heartache.

VIDEO: Worldies, free-kicks & cheeky headers

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:34
Watch some of the best goals from Women's FA Cup finals before Saturday's showpiece between Chelsea and Notts County.

VIDEO: Leap into the dark: Perils of 'tombstoning'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:34
There are fresh warnings about the dangers of so-called "tombstoning" - an activity which involves jumping off cliffs, piers, or harbour walls into water for fun.

RBS reports 27% quarterly profit rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:29
Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 27% increase in second-quarter profit after booking more mortgage business.

Royal Dutch Shell to cut 6,500 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:22
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it is to shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost cutting plans.

British Gas owner cuts 6,000 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:14
Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at the British Gas business.

Further searches for missing man

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:08
Searching is set to continue into a fourth day for a man who went missing after the Dornoch Show last weekend.

De Gea saga unfavourable - Van Gaal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:07
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says goalkeeper David De Gea's link to Real Madrid has caused a problem.

Deadly landslides hit Nepal villages

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:58
At least 16 people are killed after torrential rain triggers landslides in western Nepal, with fears the toll could rise.

Chelsea still team to beat - Shearer

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:50
Chelsea "will still be the team to beat" this season while Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers is under "huge pressure", says Alan Shearer.

VIDEO: MH370: Experts investigate wreckage

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:44
Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

Zayn Malik signs solo record deal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:28
The former One Direction singer posts a picture of him signing a contract with RCA Records.

Firefighters at caravan park blaze

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:27
Firefighters are tackling a large fire at a caravan park in Ceredigion.

School asbestos 'must be tackled'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:20
Campaigners are calling for asbestos in schools to be tackled by the Welsh and UK governments.

Third man quizzed after shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:16
A third man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in Rhondda Cynon Taff left a man in a critical condition.

Runaway lorry kills Mexico pilgrims

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:13
A lorry in central Mexico ploughs into a religious procession, killing at least 16 pilgrims and injuring about 30, officials say.

Villiers' worry over SF welfare plea

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:01
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers says she is worried that Sinn Féin would ask for more money in the future, if the government agreed to their current demands over welfare reform.