National / International News

Deadline looms for care fee refunds

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:14
Thousands of families in Wales are at risk of missing the chance to claim back wrongly paid care home fees.

VIDEO: The artworks that get washed away

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 22:03
Artist Andres Amador explains how his skill at creating stunning beach designs with a rake has enthralled audiences across the world.

VIDEO: Enough info on referendum campaign?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:42
For some, the Scottish referendum campaign has gone on too long, but other voters still need more information.

VIDEO: 'Ukraine rebels will not surrender'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:25
A separatist leader tells the BBC that militants will not surrender, despite a crackdown by Ukrainian forces.

'Snoopers' charter' and the mum who found her dead son's heart - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:04
David Cameron's "deal" to push through his new data interception legislation, and the tale of the mother who heard her dead son's heart beating are among the stories in Friday's press.

Tributes pour in for Indian actress

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:01
Tributes pour in for celebrated Indian actress Zohra Sehgal who has died in the capital, Delhi, aged 102.

Shortage in child mental health beds

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 21:00
NHS England says it does not know how many hospital beds are needed to deal with increasing demand for children's mental health services.

Appeal to missing North Sea sailor

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:48
Coastguards put out an urgent appeal for a lone yachtsman missing in the North Sea to get in touch and ask other vessels to keep a lookout.

China children's bus crash kills 11

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:46
An overloaded minivan ferrying children home from kindergarten in China's Hunan province crashes into a pond, killing all 11 on board.

Music fans arriving at T in the Park

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:14
Thousands of music fans are arriving in Perthshire for the last T in the Park festival to be hosted at Balado airfield.

Salmon producer signs waste deal

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:13
Sutherland-based salmon farmer Loch Duart Ltd signs a deal to supply hundreds of tonnes of salmon waste to a nutrition company.

Teenagers admit trying e-cigarettes

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 19:10
Almost a quarter of 13 and 14-year-olds in Scotland have tried electronic cigarettes, according to Ash Scotland.

Church of England cuts Wonga ties

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 18:48
The Church of England says it no longer has any investment in payday lender Wonga, ending an embarrassment to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Labour's big debate on immigration

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 18:06
How's Labour immigration policy shaping up?

VIDEO: The arcade where Donkey Kong lives on

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:47
One man's mission to revive the arcade

Ukraine report highlights violence

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:42
Amnesty International says that it has "compelling evidence of beatings" of people kidnapped by separatist groups in eastern Ukraine.

A secret history of child abuse

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:38
The time when child abuse victims were accused of corrupting adults

In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 17:17

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-10 16:40

Scientists hoped the baby's apparent cure would lead to similar treatments in infants worldwide. But with the child still HIV-positive, some question the ethics of a large study in other children.

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US man sentenced for China espionage

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-10 15:59
A US man convicted of selling trade secrets to a Chinese state-owned company is sentenced to 15 years in prison.
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