National / International News

Petrol attack 'blinds' man in eye

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 05:31
A photographer says he is told he is unlikely to recover the sight in one eye after he had petrol thrown in his face in an alleged hate crime attack.

VIDEO: Amy Winehouse statue unveiled

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 05:21
A statue of the singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, has been unveiled in Camden, north London, on what would have been her 31st birthday.

Plane 'linked to Lagos collapse'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 04:53
TB Joshua, one of Nigeria's best known preachers and televangelists, says a small plane circled over a guesthouse in Lagos before it collapsed.

N Korea jails US man for six years

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 04:23
An American man in North Korea is sentenced to six years of hard labour for "hostile" acts against Pyongyang, state media say.

VIDEO: Pacino's passion: Wilde about Oscar

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:06
Actor Al Pacino on his surprise at the contemporary nature of the play Salomé.

PM condemns hostage's 'evil murder'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 21:55
PM David Cameron says the murder of David Haines is an "act of pure evil", after the release of a video appearing to show the UK hostage's beheading.

'An act of pure evil' - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 21:46
The killing of British hostage David Haines by Islamist fanatics makes the electronic versions of British papers, while the print editions lead initially on Scotland.

Australia to join anti-IS force

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 20:42
PM Tony Abbott says Australia is sending 600 troops to the Middle East ahead of possible combat operations against Islamic State in Iraq.

Scottish campaigns target key voters

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 20:37
Both sides in the referendum debate say they are working for every vote on the final weekend before Scotland goes to the polls.

Merkel to speak out on anti-Semitism

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 20:21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to speak in Berlin at a mass rally against anti-Semitism, amid a sharp rise in attacks on the Jewish community.

Law to set out crime victims' rights

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 20:07
The rights of victims of crime in England and Wales are to be enshrined in law, the justice secretary says.

Swedish voters set to go to polls

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 20:06
Sweden is set to vote in its parliamentary election, with opinion polls suggesting the Social Democrats may regain power.

Liberia's 'Ebola absentees' sacked

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 19:17
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sacks 10 government officials who are "out of the country without an excuse," amid a national Ebola crisis.

Ban on shark trade comes into force

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 18:52
In a significant step forward for shark conservation, all trade in five named species is to be regulated from today.

Social care access 'limited for many'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 18:44
Almost 90% of councils in England are now only offering social care to those whose needs are deemed substantial or critical, according to the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

Ferry sinks in central Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 17:58
At least 100 people are rescued after a ferry sinks in bad weather in the central Philippines, but an unknown number are missing.

Corinthians fans told to end abuse

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 16:33
Brazilian football club, Corinthians, ask fans to behave or risk being targeted by the sports justice tribunal.

The changing face of Chinese adverts

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:48
Foreign actors chart evolution of Chinese ads

The memory of hell among the sunflowers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:43
How MH17 was a watershed for those who saw the crash site

VIDEO: Africa Beats: M.anifest

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-13 15:28
Ghana rapper tackles his "ridiculously" inspiring homeland