National / International News

Boris's brother permits him to speak

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 18:17
Boris Johnson found himself having to ask his younger brother, universities minister Jo Johnson, for permission to speak in the Commons on Thursday.

Six-year delay in MoD pilot contract

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:43
An MoD project to contract out the training of military pilots is running six years behind schedule, the Whitehall spending watchdog says.

Chile 2-0 Ecuador

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:39
Hosts Chile begin their quest for a maiden Copa America title with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador in Santiago.

Strauss-Kahn pimping verdict due

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:29
A judge in France will rule whether former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of aggravated pimping.

US 'spends $9m a day' fighting IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:21
The US spends $9m a day on the war against Islamic State and the cost of the bombing campaign in total is more than $2.7bn, says Pentagon.

Juvenile camels 'key source' of Mers

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 17:11
Research published recently in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases shows that camels aged less than four years might be a major source of Mers.

Pakistan orders out children's NGO

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:52
Pakistan orders the charity Save the Children out of the country, sealing its offices and accusing it of "anti-Pakistan" activities.

Student support grants 'could be cut'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:47
Grants for the poorest university students could be cut as part of savings the Department for Business has to find, BBC Newsnight understands.

If HSBC is leaving, why still bank on Brazil?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:43
Even as Brazil heads into recession, financial institutions continue to enjoy high interest rates and good returns there. Daniel Gallas looks at how this came about.

Push to give women more workplace clout

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:43
There are signs of improvement in the lot of women at work in the developing world - but much remains to be done, says Naomi Grimley.

Why did Twitter boss stand down?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:29
Dick Costolo has stood down as Twitter's chief executive. What's going wrong at the company, and why did he have to go?

Qataris reel at global 'witch hunt'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:29
Qataris feel they have been unfairly treated by the world's media, says Mark Lobel.

Mental health care 'inadequate'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:08
People who need urgent mental health care in England are receiving inadequate support, regulators say.

VIDEO: What can you take from a hotel room?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:01
The general manager of a Singapore hotel takes us around one of his hotel rooms to show some of the favourite things guests like to pinch when no one is looking.

Many LGBT young people 'feel unsafe'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 16:00
Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) young people still encounter harassment in public spaces, according to a Scottish charity.

VIDEO: Africa's best table tennis player

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 15:59
Qadri Aruna from Nigeria has beaten some of the top table tennis players in the world.

Charles Kennedy's funeral to be held

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 15:58
The funeral of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy to be held near his home in the Scottish Highlands.

Some Answers To Your Questions About California Water Use

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-11 15:58

Conserving water in California, as the state endures its fourth year of drought, is mandatory. But just who has to save how much can vary.

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Diabetes criteria 'miss at-risk women'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 15:55
New criteria for diagnosing diabetes during pregnancy could be missing thousands of women at risk, a report suggests.

Showdown on spying, and Bradford teacher stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-11 15:46
A political battle over the government's spying powers, and the stabbing of a teacher in Bradford are two big stories in Friday's press.