National / International News

Tighter scrutiny call by Tory leader

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:55
The first minister needs tighter scrutiny to improve faith in the political system, the Welsh Conservatives claim.

Great Barrier Reef outlook 'poor'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:52
The outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef is poor despite conservation efforts, with further deterioration expected in coming years, a report says.

Prisoners on the run for 10 years

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:12
Two prisoners are still on the run 10 years after absconding from a Suffolk jail.

'Agony' of Williams' final hours - papers

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:05
Many papers are still digesting news of the death of actor Robin Williams, as well as pondering what the UK should do in Iraq

Criticism sparks care homes review

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 21:04
The Commissioner for Older People says criminal charges should be brought against care homes where staff repeatedly fail to meet standards.

Canada to give WHO Ebola vaccine

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:45
Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease's outbreak in West Africa.

VIDEO: Helping military children cope with loss

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:32
Newsbeat visits a FAB summer camp, designed to help children from military families cope with loss.

Constitution to 'guarantee' free NHS

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 20:05
Alex Salmond is to promise the inclusion of a right to free healthcare in the proposed written constitution of an independent Scotland.

Williams death confirmed as suicide

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 19:09
US actor and comedian Robin Williams had been treated for depression and took his own life at his California home, police confirm.

Obama calls for calm in Missouri

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:56
President Obama urges restraint in the US city of St Louis after two nights of unrest following the fatal shooting by police of a black teenager.

Colombia boosts troops in rebel area

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 18:19
The military in Colombia says it is sending more troops to the eastern province of Arauca to deal with a recent wave of attacks.

'Slenderman' victim thanks governor

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:54
The family of a 12-year-old allegedly stabbed by two schoolgirls have thanked the governor of Wisconsin, who honoured her with a special day.

In pictures: Lauren Bacall

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:43
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall

Japanese economy contracts sharply

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.

VIDEO: Eddie Izzard tribute to Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
Comedian Eddie Izzard pays tribute to the US actor Robin Williams

UKIP to avoid rivals' conferences

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:59
Nigel Farage is likely to steer clear of fringe events at other party conferences this autumn - as UKIP tries to move away from "gatecrashing" rival gatherings.

GM flies 'could save crops'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:41
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.

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