National / International News

VIDEO: SAG awards: The highlights

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 21:58
Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey are among the winners at the Screen Actors Guild awards.

Newry firm agrees new finance deal

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 21:28
The Newry-based property firm Parker Green International has refinanced its loans which were held by the Cerberus investment fund.

UUP questions Irish school approval

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 21:28
Northern Ireland's education minister is asked to explain why he approved a new Irish language school amid claims the cost is unsustainable.

Lord Smith to lead Games legacy body

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 21:23
Lord Smith of Kelvin is to take on another high-profile role, after agreeing to chair of one of Scotland's largest regeneration projects.

In pictures: Australia Day 2015

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 21:10
The country celebrates its official national day

US braced for 'historic blizzard'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:42
A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, including New York, meteorologists warn.

Clare's Law abuse disclosures made

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:27
A scheme allowing people to find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been used more than 1,300 times, police figures show.

Dalian Wanda invests $1bn in Sydney

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:26
Chinese property giant Dalian Wanda is set to invest $1bn (£667bn) in a real estate development near Sydney Harbour.

VIDEO: Major snowstorm due in eastern US

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:14
Weather forecasters in the United Sates are warning that more than one metre of snow is predicted to fall and airlines have already cancelled hundreds of flights.

US envoy in Bangkok for talks

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:10
The most senior US envoy for East Asia is in Thailand for talks with its military government, the highest-level contact since last year's coup.

Obama attends India's Republic Day

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:10
President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.

Serena battles into quarter-finals

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 19:57
Serena Williams avoids another Grand Slam defeat by Garbine Muguruza as she fights back to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 19:52
Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.

LRA commander due in Hague court

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 19:36
Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to face war crimes charges.

Election that is impossible to call

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 19:18
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other - and is close to impossible to predict, says David Cowling.

VIDEO: 'Warm hugs' define Obama India visit

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 19:16
President Obama and the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, say they have reached a long awaited breakthrough on issues holding up civil nuclear co-operation.

Philippine police killed in clashes

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 18:43
At least 30 police are killed as they storm a village controlled by Islamist rebels in Maguindanao province, southern Philippines, say officials.

Pothole damage claims pass £3m - RAC

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 18:33
Drivers claimed more than £3m compensation for pothole damage in Britain last year, a survey by the RAC Foundation suggests.

The cost of being unhealthy

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 18:26
Despite all the warnings, too many of us are living unhealthy lifestyles. This causes a serious burden - and not just to the individual, but to the NHS and wider society as well.

#FreeSpeechStories: A family feud on the French far-right

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 17:25
France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video