National / International News

Trump holds big lead over Ding

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:56
Judd Trump opens up a commanding 6-2 lead in the quarter-final of the World Championship against Ding Junhui.

Victims demand Kincora is demolished

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:56
Abuse survivors and their supporters demand former home is pulled down

The amateur photographer capturing the story of the #BaltimoreRiots

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:42
Amateur photographer captures Baltimore riots

Wimbledon prize money rises by £120k

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:39
The 2015 Wimbledon singles champions will win £1.88m in prize money, an increase of £120,000 on last year.

Households 'to expect lower incomes'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:35
In a withering analysis of the major parties' plans, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded that households can expect lower incomes, whoever wins the election

VIDEO: Inside the bus that Labour admits is pink

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:33
Labour is finally admitting its minibus touring the country, and previously described as magenta or fuchsia, is ... pink.

Tiny robots can carry huge loads

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:28
Scientists at Stanford University have been showing off MicroTugs - small robots that have superhuman strength.

US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:26
A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.

Jury goes out in baby murder trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:26
The jury is sent out to deliberate in the trial of a man who denies murdering his five-week-old granddaughter.

VIDEO: Amy documentary 'misleading' says father

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:07
Amy Winehouse's family have criticised a new documentary about her life.

VIDEO: Cameron: Russell Brand is a joke

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:06
David Cameron has said he has not "got time to hang out with Russell Brand", after being asked if he was jealous of Ed Miliband's meeting with the comedian.

Child's scooter crash man 'critical'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:00
A man is in a critical condition following a collision with a car while riding a child's motorised scooter.

PODCAST: The suburb revival

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-28 03:00

Oil companies find a way to make a profit in spite of low prices. Plus, Shinzo Abe is coming to visit. There will be plenty for him to talk about, but one big item on the agenda is Japan’s currency, which some people say is being manipulated by the Bank of Japan in that country’s favor. How is Japan controlling its currency, and why? And in the years after the housing bubble burst, census data showed that Americans—especially younger Americans—were forgoing suburban life for city living. Millennials, it was said, preferred walkable neighborhoods, public transit, and smaller homes. Now, new census data shows the suburbs are experiencing a revival.

Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:58
The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.

Entertainer Keith Harris dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:55
Entertainer Keith Harris, best known for performances with his puppet Orville, has died, his agent says.

BBC man describes Everest horror

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:52
Here's how the BBC's Thomas Martienssen recorded his experiences of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal from Mount Everest.

Burundi hit by fresh protests

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:42
Burundi is hit by a new wave of protests as opposition to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term spreads beyond the capital.

MPs' expenses body must show receipts

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:36
The regulatory body set up after the scandal over MPs' expenses loses a Court of Appeal challenge against an order that it must release copies of receipts submitted by politicians.

Little growth without shoppers

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:33
Weak production, construction, finance and engineering services leads to halving of UK economic growth. And the last snapshot of economy before the election confirms there's been no rebalancing of economy towards manufacturing.

Microsoft faces US phone import ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-28 02:29
Microsoft faces phone import ban after it loses first round of long-running patent battle in the US.