National / International News

VIDEO: Gas blast cash machine gang jailed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-06 00:07
Five men who used explosive gas to blow up cash machines at banks, post offices and supermarkets, stealing an estimated £800,000, have been jailed.

India Pakistan flood toll passes 200

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 23:19
More than 200 people have been killed in floods caused by heavy rain across large swathes of India and Pakistan, reports say.

Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 21:48
Sierra Leone - one of the countries worst hit by Ebola - is to confine people to their homes for four days in an effort to contain the deadly virus.

Vow to 'smash' Islamic State - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 21:21
An agreement by some Nato countries, led by the US, to tackle the Islamic State organisation leads some papers, while others focus on a Lib Dem Commons rebellion.

No assurances over captaincy - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 20:52
Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England one-day captain - but wants to continue in the role.

Unresponsive plane crashes into sea

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 20:31
A private plane tailed by US fighter jets when it failed to respond to air traffic control, crashes off Jamaica, with an American couple on board.

Ukraine ceasefire with rebels holds

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 19:33
A truce agreed between Ukraine's government and rebels in the east appears to be holding, as President Poroshenko calls for full peace talks.

Obama pays visit to Stonehenge

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 19:05
US President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge on his return home from the Nato summit in Newport.

El Salvador ex-head hands himself in

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:52
El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores hands himself in to a judge after months on the run from allegations of corruption.

Aqsa's parents say 'come home'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:43
The parents of the 20-year-old woman from Glasgow who married an Islamic State (IS) fighter broadcast an appeal to her to come home.

Homes plan 'threatens nightingales'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 17:54
Wildlife groups condemn plans to build 5,000 homes on what they say is a key habitat for the UK's nightingale population.

Ebola: How bad can it get?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 17:25
The virus takes a turn for the worse, but is it unstoppable?

Judge approves NY jogger case deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:54
A US judge approves a $41m (£25m) settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the rape of a woman jogger in 1989.

Why Icelanders love a good eruption

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:40
Why Icelanders love a good eruption

VIDEO: Parents 'emotional' as deaf baby hears

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:33
The Australian parents of a deaf baby boy have described the "overwhelming" moment their son heard their voices for the first time.

Man builds pirate ship in garden

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:24
A man spends six months building a pirate ship in the back garden of his house.

Man charged with 'beheading' murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:08
A 25-year-old man is charged with the murder of 82-year-old grandmother Palmira Silva, who died in a suspected beheading in north London.

Deadly microbes found in US lab

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:00
A sweep of US government labs finds improperly stored deadly microbes, following the discovery of forgotten stores of smallpox in July.

Downton star leaves behind Matthew Crawley for US action role

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:47
Dan Stevens swaps Downton for Hollywood

The tale of the parrot that started a fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:45
The tale of the parrot that started a fight