National / International News

Viewpoint: Watching the lesbians in India

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:24
How revolutionary is an Indian advert featuring lesbians?

VIDEO: The rappers turning hit songs halal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:16
The Muslim rappers who are trying to make hit songs more spiritual

Benefit cuts 'risk child poverty rise'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:16
The government should end its planned cuts to benefits to prevent more young people falling into poverty, the four UK children's commissioners say.

The deal to sell your home and get paid to stay

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:15
The deal where you sell your home and get paid to stay there

Unseen Brief Encounter photos on show

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:11
Unseen for 70 years, photographs from classic film Brief Encounter are about to go on public display.

Light crystals clinch physics medal

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:08
US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.

Life in a town called Mongo

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:07
What's it like to live in one of the world's poorest towns?

Law firms refuse legal aid work

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:04
A number of criminal law firms are refusing to take work funded by legal aid in protest against government cuts coming into force this month.

Role for top schools in improvement

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 16:04
Top-performing council-run schools in England should be able to play a role in improving struggling schools, the Local Government Association says.

Students 'turning to payday lenders'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:57
Tens of thousands of students are relying on payday loans to cover their daily living costs, a survey suggests.

E-cigarette ban recommended offshore

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:53
Industry body Oil and Gas UK is advising companies not to allow e-cigarettes to be used offshore.

Offshore safety work backlog 'grows'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:52
Industry body Oil and Gas UK reports a growing backlog of safety-critical maintenance on offshore installations.

VIDEO: Inside Tunisia killer's college

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:52
The man who killed 38 at the beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia was "a student like any other" according to an official at his university.

Children's ward to partially close

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:51
A children's ward at a West Lothian hospital is to close to in-patients over the summer because of staff shortages.

Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:49

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.

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Police end Australian prison riot

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:41
A riot at a prison in Melbourne has been ended by heavily-armed police.

Pearson sacking linked to son’s exit

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:34
Leicester sacked Nigel Pearson because of damage to the club's reputation, including his son's involvement in a racist sex tape.

VIDEO: Five graphs that explain Greek crisis

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:29
To help make sense of the severity of Greece's financial position, the BBC's Dani Sinha looks at five graphs that explain the debt crisis.

'Britain buckles' in 'killer' heat

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:10
The press sees "havoc" and "travel misery" for Britons as the country basks in what's predicted to be the hottest day for a decade.

VIDEO: How to organise a referendum in a week

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-30 15:06
Greece will vote on Sunday 5th July in a referendum which may decide the future of the country in the Euro.