National / International News

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

BBC - 18 hours 10 min ago
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

An 'Idiot With A Gun' Leaves Families In Kansas Reeling

NPR News - 18 hours 12 min ago

As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.

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Chilean residents survey fire damage

BBC - 18 hours 20 min ago
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

BBC - 18 hours 20 min ago
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

BBC - 18 hours 22 min ago
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

BBC - 18 hours 26 min ago
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

Baby murder mum's sentence increased

BBC - 19 hours 10 min ago
A mother from Windsor convicted of murdering her 11-month-old son has her "unduly lenient" sentence increased at the Court Of Appeal.

Berlusconi to do community service

BBC - 19 hours 12 min ago
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

BBC - 19 hours 15 min ago
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

Injured Toure ruled out for two weeks

BBC - 19 hours 25 min ago
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.

Mayor resigns over offensive remark

BBC - 19 hours 26 min ago
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.

Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

BBC - 19 hours 28 min ago
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.

Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date

BBC - 19 hours 51 min ago
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.

Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

BBC - 19 hours 52 min ago
Meeting Martin Varsavsky - Spain’s social wi-fi tycoon

Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

NPR News - 19 hours 52 min ago

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

NPR News - 19 hours 53 min ago

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

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EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

BBC - 19 hours 53 min ago
MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

How to move a T-Rex dinosaur

BBC - 20 hours 29 sec ago
How do you take a huge dinosaur skeleton across the US?

Mladic trial keeps genocide charges

BBC - 20 hours 2 min ago
Judges at the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic reject a move to drop genocide charges relating to the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Panda is artificially inseminated

BBC - 20 hours 12 min ago
Edinburgh Zoo's giant Panda Tian Tian is artificially inseminated.

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