National / International News

Greece fears fail to depress FTSE

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:31
London's leading shares are marginally higher in early Friday trading, despite continued concerns over a possible Greek default.

SA shops hit by xenophobic attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:26
Foreign-owned shops in South Africa are attacked and looted overnight in Johannesburg, despite thousands rallying against xenophobia on Thursday.

IMF praises UK economic strategy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:26
Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde endorses the coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.

Syria attack video moves UN to tears

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:22
A video showing desperate attempts by doctors to save three children after an apparent chlorine gas attack in Syria moves UN Security Council members to tears.

Kashmiri separatist leader arrested

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 23:06
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir arrest a prominent separatist leader who they say has been responsible for encouraging his supporters to wave Pakistan flags in the valley.

VIDEO: Star Wars fans greet trailer with glee

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:46
Footage from the new Star Wars film has been included in a trailer shown at an official fan convention in California.

VIDEO: Dead fish problem in Rio rowing lake

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:40
Tonnes of dead fish are being removed from a lake in the centre of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, which is due to host rowing and canoeing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Chelsea 'will be happy with draw'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:38
Robbie Savage looks at the battles that will decide whether Manchester United can stop the Blues taking another step towards the Premier League title on Saturday.

Airline launching Star Wars plane

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:26
Star Wars plane being launched by All Nippon Airways later this year ahead of the release of The Force Awakens.

Baby found in amusements toilet

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:18
An urgent appeal is made for a mother after a newborn baby girl is found inside a toilet block in an amusement arcade in Southport.

Strike ballot on university job cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 22:04
Staff at the University of Surrey are being balloted on industrial action in a row over job losses.

Conservatives launch Welsh manifesto

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:49
People in Wales know "more than most the damage Labour can do", David Cameron will say today.

NI parties in TV election debate

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:44
The first televised election debate from Northern Ireland is broadcast, featuring the five main parties.

I'm a better person now - Murphy

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:38
Ten years on from his world title win, Shaun Murphy talks to Ben Dirs about past mistakes, being a better person, renaissance and finding love.

No 'false promise' on Welsh funding

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:32
Labour's Ed Miliband says he will not make a "false promise" over increasing Wales' budget, when challenged in the BBC leaders' debate by Leanne Wood from Plaid Cymru.

Labour vow to end unpaid internships

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:30
Ed Miliband will promise to put an end to long-term unpaid internships if he wins the election, by banning placements that last for more than four weeks.

Huge meth haul in New Zealand raids

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 21:20
Police in New Zealand seize 123kg of methamphetamine in drug busts on two apparently unrelated gangs, arresting nine people.

VIDEO: Candlelit vigil for Karen Buckley

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:03
A candlelit vigil is to be held in Glasgow's George Square as an act of remembrance for Irish student Karen Buckley, whose body was found by police on Thursday.

Memorial service for Alps crash dead

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:00
Thousands of people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will attend a memorial service for the Germanwings plane crash victims.

Chinese journalist Gao Yu jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-16 19:22
China jails a prominent journalist for seven years for leaking a confidential Communist Party strategy paper to a foreign website.