National / International News

VIDEO: Can technology improve traffic lights?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 23:56
Fiona Trott reports on new technology giving drivers more information on - and even power to control - traffic lights.

VIDEO: Persecution focus for Easter services

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 23:33
Christian leaders are expected to denounce the persecution of Christians in their Easter Sunday services.

Ed Miliband 'happy warrior' plan

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 23:32
Labour leader Ed Miliband wanted to present himself as a "happy warrior" in last Thursday's TV debate, according to notes left in a dressing room.

Search repeated for missing man

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 23:19
A search is being repeated for a 77-year-old man who disappeared three years ago, Gwent Police have said.

VIDEO: Turkish football team bus attacked

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 22:13
The bus carrying the Fenerbahce football team in Turkey has been attacked, leaving the driver injured.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 22:04
Arsenal targeting Cabaye, Khedira offered to Man Utd, Falcao to Real Madrid, Ings to Real Sociedad, plus more.

Kenya mourns Garissa attack dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 20:29
Kenya begins three days of mourning for the 148 victims of an al-Shabab militant attack on students at Garissa University.

VIDEO: In Donetsk's empty football stadium

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 19:21
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits the football club Shakhtar Donetsk's stadium in Ukraine which is now empty.

UN considers Yemen air strike pause

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 19:21
The UN Security Council says its members need time to consider calls for a humanitarian pause in Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen.

Archbishop's sermon remembers martyrs

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 17:18
Christians should resist persecution without violence, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is set to say in his Easter Sunday sermon.

Bonnie Langford joins EastEnders cast

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:55
Theatre actress and 1970s child star Bonnie Langford is joining the cast of EastEnders, the BBC says.

Without Janitors, Students Are In Charge Of Keeping School Shipshape

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:45

In Japan, many schools don't employ janitors. Instead, they ask the students to pitch in with the daily upkeep. Some U.S. schools are doing the same.

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Leak inquiry into Sturgeon memo

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:39
A Whitehall inquiry is under way into the leak of a memo claiming SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon would prefer the Conservatives to win the election.

Kentucky Falls Short Of Perfect: Wisconsin To Face Duke At Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

The Badgers bested the Wildcats in a 71-64 Final Four victory Saturday, ending Kentucky's unbeaten season. Wisconsin advances to meet the Duke Blue Devils in Monday's final game.

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Duke Defeats Michigan State 81-61, Heads To Championship

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:34

After their Final Four faceoff, the seventh-seed Spartans are headed home. The Blue Devils will meet either Kentucky or Wisconsin in Monday's final game.

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Families urged to claim WWII medals

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:22
Survivors and descendants of those killed during Britain's worst-ever maritime disaster are being urged to claim medals honouring them.

Growing fears for Chile flood missing

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:04
The death toll from Chile's floods has risen to 25, rescue workers say, amid growing concern for the 101 people still missing.

Are unqualified teachers worrying?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 16:02
Politicians are ramping up concerns about unqualified teachers, but Branwen Jeffreys asks whether the figures back up their worries.

Shared parental leave takes effect

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 15:54
New rights to allow parents to share maternity and paternity leave as they themselves decide following a birth or adoption come into effect.

Woolly rhino skull to go on display

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-04 15:45
The skull of a woolly rhinoceros, which is at least 35,000 years old, is to go on display.