National / International News

Japan court rejects reactor halt bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:04
A local court in Japan rejects an attempt by local residents to halt the restart of two reactors at the Sendai nuclear plant.

Iran urges aid effort for Yemen

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 18:39
Iran's foreign minister calls for "urgent humanitarian assistance" in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels.

IS and the IRA - a comparison

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 18:18
There is a parallel between the rise of Islamic State and the evolution of the IRA in Northern Ireland, says Peter Taylor.

Exports help Japan to trade surplus

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:41
Japan records its first trade surplus in three years due to the effects of the weaker yen and lower oil prices.

NY buses must show 'killing Jews' ad

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:39
A judge rules that New York City's buses must display a controversial advert that refers to Muslims killing Jews.

Test your knowledge of voters and voting

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:28
Test your knowledge of voters and voting

HK set for election reform proposal

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:23
Hong Kong's government is set to reveal a political reform proposal for choosing the next leader including, for the first time, a public vote.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:20
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

'Record numbers' use food banks

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 17:02
More than one million people sought emergency help from food banks in the last year, a charity says.

What's the Yemen conflict about?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:47
Is the conflict due to geographical rivalry, sectarian divisions, disappointment after the 2011 revolution or is it part of a wider regional power play?

Petrobras’s oil bonanza: Blessing or curse?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:40
Brazilian oil company Petrobras was a national success story, but is now mired in a corruption scandal, says Daniel Gallas.

VIDEO: Artists fight for Puerto Rico's soul

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:33
As the neighbourhoods of San Juan, Puerto Rico change, some artists are trying to take a stand. Can street art fight gentrification, globalisation and the American influence?

The small Kurdish girl pictured firing a huge machine gun

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:24
Are Kurds starting to use children in propaganda?

Bowel cancers 'spotted too late'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:21
Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity.

Injuries from violence 'hit new low'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:14
The number of people in England and Wales seeking hospital treatment for violence-related injuries is at a 15 year low, a study of Accident and Emergency data shows.

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:06
'They taste better than fish'

Trader arrest and Shapps wiki row

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 16:04
Wednesday's press contains the story of a British man being accused by US regulators of causing a stock market crash, and allegations that a top Conservative may have edited Wikipedia entries.

School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:47
A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

VIDEO: Downey Jnr on enduring appeal of Marvel

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:44
Robert Downey Jnr tells the BBC about the latest film from the Marvel franchise, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mystery of Peacock crossing signs

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-21 15:41
Signs mysteriously appear in an Essex village warning motorists to slow down for crossing peacocks.