National / International News

Police probe Alps jet crash co-pilot

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 21:43
German police seize possessions of a co-pilot who apparently crashed his plane in the Alps killing all 150 people on board, as they investigate possible motives.

VIDEO: Rosberg quickest as Alonso returns

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 21:31
Watch highlights as Fernando Alonso returns to F1 action in first practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Japan economy at brink of deflation

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 21:10
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.

Online bid to fight radicalisation

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 20:50
Muslim scholars launch a digital magazine to fight radicalisation on the web by extremist groups such as Islamic state.

VIDEO: Flood torrents devastate Peru and Chile

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 20:03
Heavy rains have brought torrential floods and mudslides to parts of Peru and Chile - including the Atacama desert, one of the driest regions of the world.

VIDEO: Ferocious fire causes New York chaos

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:55
A building has collapsed and another is on fire in New York City after an apparent explosion.

Are too few convictions overturned?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:49
There is concern the Criminal Cases Review Commission is too cautious in referring suspected miscarriages of justice for appeal, says Joshua Rozenberg.

Hamilton hits trouble in practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:42
Nico Rosberg sets the pace in first practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton hits car trouble.

Richard III tomb to be unveiled

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:31
The public will be able to view King Richard III's sealed tomb for the first time later when Leicester Cathedral is reopened.

City homes 'now less affordable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:22
The typical city home in Scotland has become less affordable in the past year, according to a new report.

Call to enhance human rights laws

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:21
Politicians are urged to ensure human rights protections are stronger following the General Election.

Criminals to pay new court charge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 19:19
Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed.

VIDEO: Diarrhoea killing poorest children

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 18:39
Diarrhoea kills more than half a million children every year - with Pakistan, Nigeria and India having the highest death rates.

VIDEO: Leaders questioned - in 90 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 18:14
BBC News looks back at the highlights of David Cameron and Ed Miliband being questioned ahead of the general election.

Many young pupils 'can't communicate'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 18:11
A study suggests too many children are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.

North Korea 'arrests South spies'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:56
North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.

Office workers 'too sedentary'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:54
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.

NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:47
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.

Fitness linked to lower cancer risk

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:44
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 17:35
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.