National / International News

Fantasy author Pratchett dies aged 66

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:24
UK fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publisher says

McCoy has first win at last Festival

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:19
AP McCoy gets a first win on day three of his final Cheltenham Festival after riding Uxizandre to victory in the Ryanair Chase.

Colombia explosion injures police

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:07
An explosive device injures five police officers and two other people in the Colombian capital Bogota in the early hours.

Caravan park murder inquiry launched

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:05
A murder investigation is under way after 18-year-old Connor Marshall died following an attack at a south Wales caravan park.

Real chief backs Bale and Ancelotti

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:04
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backed Gareth Bale and denied that coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing the sack.

Meet The 15-Year-Old From Rural Guatemala Who Addressed The U.N.

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 07:01

Back in 2012, Emelin asked the mayor to help the girls of her town. He laughed in her face. But she didn't give up. This week, she told the U.N. General Assembly about her efforts.

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PM rejects Russian parade invitation

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:51
David Cameron will not attend Russia's World War Two commemorations in May if he remains as prime minister, due to the country's actions in Ukraine.

S Pacific volcano forms new island

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:35
A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.

How do toy banknotes get past cashiers?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:22
Police are searching for a suspected fraudster after a shop in Northern Ireland accepted a toy 100 euro note.

Man held 'for helping UK Syria trio'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:19
A man has been arrested for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister says.

Terry defends Chelsea team-mates

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:17
John Terry defends his Chelsea team-mates after PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic called them "babies" in Champions League.

VIDEO: Two police officers shot in Ferguson

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:04
Two police officers have been shot in the US city of Ferguson, where tensions have been running high since the killing of an unarmed black teenager in 2014.

'Dozens die' in Syria village battle

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:03
At least 50 government soldiers and rebels have died in a battle for control of a strategic mountain village in north-west Syria, activists say.

Kincora ruled out of abuse inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:02
Home Secretary Theresa May appears to rule out extending the scope of a child sexual abuse inquiry to cover Northern Ireland and Scotland.

VIDEO: The Duchess goes to Downton

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 06:01
The Duchess of Cambridge is making one of her final public appearances before she gives birth to her second child.

Woman accused of school assaults

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 05:49
A 26-year-old woman is accused of assaulting young children at a private school in Aberdeen.

Mass albino-trade witchdoctor arrests

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 05:48
More than 200 traditional healers and witchdoctors are arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albinos for their body parts.

'Superman' ecstasy supplier jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 05:45
A man who supplied "Superman" ecstasy pills linked to two deaths over Christmas in Ipswich is jailed for more than five years.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees continue to struggle

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 05:29
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to Syrian refugees in Lebanon about their struggle to survive, as reports to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict say civilians have been failed by the UN.

Horse & jockey: It's truly special

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 05:14
The bond between a horse and its jockey is a relationship like no other, says BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce.