National / International News

Osborne to make PM's questions debut

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 23:55
Chancellor George Osborne is set to take centre stage for the first time at Prime Minister's Questions as he stands in for David Cameron.

Trident whistleblower leaves Navy

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 23:17
A submariner who went on the run last month after publishing claims about the safety of the UK's nuclear deterrent has left the Royal Navy.

Luanda remains 'most expensive city'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 23:07
The Angolan capital, Luanda, remains the world's most expensive city for expatriates, according to an annual survey by consultancy Mercer.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 22:47
Chelsea target Asmir Begovic, Barcelona in talks with Paul Pogba, Loic Remy to seek assurances at Chelsea, plus more.

VIDEO: UK Muslim family debate draw of IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 22:44
The BBC's Shabnam Mahmood asks what makes some people leave everything behind to join groups like Islamic State.

Vidal held by police after crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 22:37
Juventus and Chile player Arturo Vidal is held by police after allegedly crashing his Ferrari while under the influence of alcohol.

Golden State Warriors seal NBA title

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:58
The Golden State Warriors secure their first NBA title in 40 years by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97.

Cash shortage cancels teacher school

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:55
A major summer school that helped to train teachers has been cancelled due to a lack of funding.

Poets' Corner memorial for Larkin

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:44
Philip Larkin is to be honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Foster to meet minister over budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:25
Finance Minister Arlene Foster is due to meet Treasury Minister Greg Hands later to discuss Stormont's budget problems.

'Heartbreak' over balcony deaths

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:18
An Irish university expresses its sorrow and sympathy at the deaths of six young people - five of them Irish students - who died after a balcony collapsed in the US.

Police abuse training overhaul call

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:18
Police forces rely too much on e-learning to train officers and staff to deal with domestic abuse, the police watchdog says.

Nigerian trafficking 'top priority'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 21:01
Clamping down on the problem of Nigerians being trafficked to the UK is a top priority, independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland says.

North Korea hit by 'worst drought'

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:14
North Korean state media says the country is facing the worst drought in a century, sparking fears of worsening food shortages.

Turkish ex-President Demirel dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:14
Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel - who also served seven times as prime minister - dies in hospital, aged 90, hospital officials say.

India architect Charles Correa dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 20:08
Leading Indian architect Charles Correa dies after a brief illness in the western city of Mumbai, aged 84.

Golden State Warriors Bring Home Their First NBA Title In 40 Years

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:59

As in the previous two games, the thin-benched Cleveland Cavaliers are able to keep things close early before running out of gas, letting Stephen Curry and the Warriors cruise to the title.

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Cemetery murder boy 'savagely' killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:01
A body found in a Carlisle cemetery was that of a 14-year-old boy who was the victim of a "savage and brutal attack", police say.

VIDEO: Flamingo fitted with prosthetic leg

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 19:00
A flamingo in Brazil has been fitted with a prosthetic leg.

Why are GPs so angry?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-16 18:55
General practice in England is said to be in crisis. Many doctors say they are fed up with the hours and pressures. But is there more to it than that?