National / International News

PM and Sturgeon to discuss new powers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:42
Increasing powers for the Scottish Parliament will dominate the agenda when David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon hold talks in Edinburgh later.

VIDEO: Karachi massacre: Shia bus dead buried

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:31
A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.

Stephanopoulos Apologizes For Not Disclosing Donations To Clinton Foundation

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-14 16:02

The ABC News anchor gave the foundation $75,000 over three years. He says he thought the donations were a matter of public record.

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China to invest $50bn in Brazil

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:51
China is planning to invest up to $50bn (£32bn) in Brazil for new infrastructure projects - including a new Pacific-Atlantic railway link.

UKIP 'meltdown' and 'the Scottish lion roars'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:37
A furious row in UKIP around Nigel Farage's leadership of the party, and David Cameron's likely difficult visit to SNP-dominated Scotland are two of Friday's big stories.

The home of free speech

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:36
Photographer Philip Wolmuth on his pictures of London's Speakers' Corner taken over the past 35 years.

Why do we sleep?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:33
New research is giving scientists an insight into why we sleep and what happens when we do it.

Does Germany have a trade union problem?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:23
Germany's trade unions are becoming more assertive, says Jenny Hill - but government plans could counter their approach.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:22
Why is Johnny Depp in trouble in Australia?

VIDEO: Identical twins paint together

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:18
Identical twin artists who know what the other is thinking

The 24-page US death penalty form

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:17
The 24-page form to decide Boston bomber's fate

Eight things about Ghana power cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:16
And other surprising things from Ghana's power cuts

Suntan lotions fail protection tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:14
Two of the UK's most popular brands of suntan lotion do not offer as much sun protection as they claim, according to the consumer organisation, Which?

VIDEO: Making houses earthquake resistant

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:10
The tech to help houses stand up to a major earthquake

Two die during Chile student protest

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:02
Two young men have been shot dead during a student protest in Chile, according to officials.

Brazil gun killings rise to new high

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:51
The Brazilian government and the UN say more than 42,000 people were shot dead in 2012 - the highest figures for gun crime in 35 years.

Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:36
US President Barack Obama pledges to stand by his Gulf allies, with military force if needed, amid heightened tensions with Iran.

VIDEO: Hunting relatives taken by traffickers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:30
Jonah Fisher reports on the conditions in the Ohn Taw Gyi camp in Rakhine State where Rohingya Muslims have fled persecution.

SDLP needs leader change says Durkan

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:05
Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan says the party leadership needs to change in time for next year's assembly election.

VIDEO: Fierce fighting in Burundi's capital

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 14:02
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is said to have returned to the country, following an attempted coup.

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