National / International News

VIDEO: Silicon Valley attracting women

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:18
New programmes and social media are focused on training more women to become leaders in technology.

VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:16
US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

Why Germany is David Cameron's new best friend

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 20:09
Angela Merkel wants to ensure the UK stays in the European Union - but other nations might not be as keen, writes Katya Adler.

Migrant crisis talks in Myanmar

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 19:31
Malaysia and Indonesia's foreign ministers are in Myanmar for talks on the ongoing regional migrant crisis, after offering temporary shelter.

Dunkirk boats mark 75th anniversary

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 19:02
About 50 small boats involved in the evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk are to set sail from Kent later to mark the 75th anniversary of the World War Two rescue.

McDonald’s under worker pressure

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 17:49
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald’s headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Colombia baby survives mudslide

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 17:12
A baby is rescued from Monday's devastating mudslide in Colombia that killed at least 78 people, in what is being hailed as a "miraculous" survival.

Japan aquariums make dolphin pledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:50
Aquariums in Japan agree to stop buying dolphins captured during the controversial annual hunt in the town of Taiji.

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe for now

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:50
Few Conservative MPs are willing to commit themselves publicly on how they stand on UK membership of the European Union, says Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: Koalas on loan to Singapore Zoo

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:45
The Australian government has loaned four Koalas named Paddle, Chan, Pellita and Idalia to the Singapore government for six months.

The miracle of the 20-week strawberry season

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:44
How the strawberry season got to be 20 weeks

Postman Who Gyrocoptered Onto Captiol Lawn Faces Two Felonies

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:39

Doug Hughes, who delivered letters decrying the role of big money in politics, is only accused of misdemeanors for breaching federal airspace; the felonies are lack of proper license and registration.

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Toy soldiers at war

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:35
The 40 year conflict that remains unresolved

Why Ireland is voting on same-sex marriage

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:32
Ireland holds a referendum over same-sex marriage on Friday - but why is it taking this route?

Plan to seize illegal workers' wages

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:32
Police would be able to confiscate the earnings of illegal workers as proceeds of crime under a proposed crackdown to be announced by David Cameron.

Unrest tilts Georgia towards Russia

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:27
A continuing malaise in the country's economy may be prompting Georgians to reconsider the EU's merits, says Rayhan Demytrie.

Hooked - Part 4

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:14
Buba's cash has run out - but his body still needs drugs

VIDEO: Why slightly flabby middle-aged guys are suddenly sexy

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:07
Young women are getting into the "Dad Bod" ... but some think it's a recipe for laziness ... while others are calling for a celebration of the female equivalent.

£5.6bn 'earned from unsafe homes'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:06
Some 740,000 households in England live in privately rented homes which present a severe threat to tenants' health, a report says.

Heating houses with 'nerd power'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:05
How hot computers are being used to warm homes