National / International News

Lib Dem leadership nominations close

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:53
Nominations for the Liberal Democrat leadership contest, prompted by Nick Clegg's post-election resignation, are to close on Wednesday.

Commons tributes for Charles Kennedy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 18:08
The House of Commons is to stage a special tributes session for ex-Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, after his sudden death on Monday aged 55.

VIDEO: Slaves who died in shipwreck remembered

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:53
A ceremony has taken place in South Africa to remember the slaves who died when a ship transporting them from Mozambique to Brazil sank close to Cape Town.

Australia's economy beats forecasts

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:46
Australia's economy grew at a better-than-expected 0.9% in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter.

Alton Towers closed after ride crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 17:20
Alton Towers is closed while an investigation continues into a "dreadful" rollercoaster accident that left four people with serious injuries.

Poor bright boys fall behind at GCSE

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:21
Bright but disadvantaged boys who do well at the end of primary school fall behind by GCSE according to researchers analysing data on high achieving children.

All 'failing' schools to be academies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:20
Every school rated inadequate by Ofsted, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a new bill to be published later.

VIDEO: Pele: 'Corruption not my problem'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:20
Football legend Pele has been speaking exclusively to the BBC about the Fifa corruption scandal.

Is opposition to GM food irrational?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:11
Should we embrace technology that could help feed the world, or are concerns about the impact of global agribusiness and industrial food production justified?

Chimps 'have capability to cook food'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:11
New research suggests chimps have most of the mental capabilities needed to cook food.

What will Opec do about the oil supply?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:10
Oil ministers from Opec meet in Vienna this week to decide whether to cut output or keep pumping crude oil into a market that is already oversupplied.

Could Rand Paul inspire the UK government?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:08
Could the new Conservative government develop the libertarian approach favoured by controversial US presidential candidate Rand Paul?

Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And a "Buy" Feature On Pinterest

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-02 16:04

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.

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VIDEO: Calligraphy meets graffiti

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:35
The street artist who draws on traditional Arabic calligraphy

Teachers in strike threat over pay

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:29
Teachers could be set to strike if they fail to get a "satisfactory outcome" in talks over pay, union leaders warn.

Laid-up nuclear submarines cost £16m

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:29
Storing and maintaining Britain's 19 laid-up nuclear submarines cost taxpayers nearly £16m over the last five years, it emerges.

VIDEO: Somalia's female presidential candidate

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:28
Former refugee who dreams of becoming Somalia's first female president

Capturing the 1960s and 70s on film

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:27
Peaceful protests and grieving riots through an amateur's lens

Saudi con artists use photos of sick American girl to solicit donations

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:27
How Saudi con artists used photos of sick American girl

VIDEO: The artist who sold people's Instagram photos ... without asking

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-02 15:27
Other people's social media photos taken without permission and sold