National / International News

'Long, steady march' to end abuse

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:57
Natalie Pirks on the long, steady march to end abuse in football

VIDEO: German singer turns down Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54
The winner of the contest to pick Germany's entry to the Eurovision song contest has turned down the chance to represent his country live on TV.

Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Real life 'Spider-Man' helps needy

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:47
A real-life "Spider-Man" has started taking to the streets of Birmingham to help the city's poor and needy.

TV election debates will 'go ahead'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:44
Broadcasters say they will proceed with plans for three TV election debates, despite David Cameron saying he will only take part in one.

Week in pictures: 28 February - 6 March 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
News photos from around the world

Shot men 'failed to appear' in court

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:42
Two men who were due to appear in court on Friday failed to show after they were shot in west Belfast the night before, a court is told.

To the end of time

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:39
Why time just isn't what it used to be

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:37
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Alonso crash puzzling to Coulthard

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:35
"Something does not add up" about Fernando Alonso's crash in Barcelona, says former McLaren driver David Coulthard.

Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 20th-Century Iran

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:28

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.

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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:26
People unwittingly sniff hands after handshakes, and more nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:26
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Unrivalled riches of Nimrud

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:23
The Assyrian site of Nimrud - feared bulldozed by Islamic State militants - has yielded riches unrivalled in the ancient world, writes archaeologist Augusta McMahon.

S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:21
Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable".

Bradford City v Reading

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:21
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup sixth-round game between Bradford City and Reading.

Warning of heavy rain and flooding

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:18
The Met Office issues an amber "be prepared" weather warning for areas surrounding Loch Ness and a yellow warning for other parts of Scotland.

Tajik Opposition Leader Shot Dead In Istanbul

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:07

Umarali Kuvatov, who was a harsh critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, was shot on a street in the city in Turkey, where he had been living in exile.

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'Adams wrong' say dead man's family

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 07:06
The family of a murdered County Armagh man reject claims by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that criminals were responsible for his death.

Is Qatar bringing the Nusra Front in from the cold?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 06:50
The killing by Syria of a top commander of the Nusra Front comes at a time when the jihadist group is rethinking its allegiance to al-Qaeda, says David Roberts.