National / International News

Let Burmese choose their leader - US

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 23:11
The US urges Myanmar to allow its citizens to freely choose their president, days after a rule was upheld that bars Aung San Suu Kyi from standing.

VIDEO: Inside world's biggest cash factory

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 22:31
BBC Breakfast's Steph McGovern gains access into the world's biggest banknote factory and discovers how cash is made.

River maintenance at 'bare minimum'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 22:30
Government funding priorities on river maintenance before last winter's floods were a "Cinderella" activity and remain at a "bare minimum", say MPs.

VIDEO: Duchess attends Garter service

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 22:04
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the annual Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle.

US deploys Iraq 'military personnel'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:47
Up to 275 US "military personnel" are to be sent to Iraq to provide support for the US embassy in Baghdad, the White House says.

Service stations to create 200 jobs

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:39
Northern Ireland's first motorway service stations are to open in the next two years creating more than 200 jobs, it is announced.

UK warning over police van death

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:32
Police forces across the UK are warned about possible problems with cells in vans after a man is killed following a fall from the back of a moving police van.

VIDEO: Twin tornadoes strike Nebraska

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:29
At least one person has been killed and 19 injured when two massive tornadoes hit the US state of Nebraska.

VIDEO: A brief history of the Austrian GP

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:13
BBC F1 commentator Ben Edwards narrates a brief history of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The UK's 'litmus test' and the return of school milk - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 21:00
The state of the nation preoccupies some of Tuesday's front pages, with anxieties over the remoteness of the "liberal elite" and attitudes towards migrants being examined.

VIDEO: Workers' nervous wait to flee Thailand

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 20:51
Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing neighbouring Thailand amid fears the new military leadership will crackdown on migrant workers.

More soldiers using steroids

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 20:24
There has been an increase in soldiers testing positive for steroid use while serving in the army, according to new figures seen exclusively by Newsbeat.

Argentina dealt bond double blow

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 19:56
The US Supreme Court delivers a double blow to Argentina over its long-running battle with holders of the country's defaulted bonds.

Shipwreck families sue Australia

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 19:50
The families of dozens of asylum seekers who were killed in a shipwreck off Christmas Island in 2010 are suing the Australian government.

VIDEO: Entrepreneurs pitch 'Silicon Wadi' ideas

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 19:26
Some of the Middle East's brightest young entrepreneurs tour Silicon Valley in California, to search for investors and work on the perfect business pitch.

Personality dictates spiders' roles

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:05
Social spiders' personalities determine the tasks they perform and the division of labour in their societies, a new study finds.

Ponds 'predict Arctic sea-ice melt'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:03
A UK team believes it can now make skilful predictions of how much sea ice will melt during Arctic summers, and says this year's minimum extent will likely be very similar to last year's.

VIDEO: Balloon treats bleeding at roadside

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:00
London's Air Ambulance crew have become the first team in the world to use a balloon device to control catastrophic bleeding at the roadside.

Deadly US tornadoes strike Nebraska

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:54
At least one person is dead and 16 more injured after two massive tornadoes sweep through parts of Nebraska.

VIDEO: Suarez 'fit' for Uruguay-England

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:43
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says he is "100% fit" to start Uruguay's World Cup group game against England on Thursday.

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