National / International News

Large alcohol seizure from under 18s

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:24
Police say they seized a "concerning" amount of alcohol from under-age drinkers along Northern Ireland's north coast on Easter Monday.

Potential oil discovery 'significant'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 22:12
There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.

'FA Cup the symbol of Reds' season'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:47
In a learning season for Liverpool, FA Cup success would be a price worth paying for moments of pain, writes Phil McNulty.

'Chaotic' £49m arts centre delays

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:41
A construction worker on the site of a new £49m arts centre describes the delayed project as "chaotic".

VIDEO: The boy who discovered a dinosaur

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:27
Scientists in Dallas, Texas, have excavated a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil discovered by five-year-old Wylie Brys while playing with his father.

NI household incomes 'biggest fall'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:26
Typical household incomes in Northern Ireland were 4% - or £860 - below their pre-economic downturn level last year, according to a new study.

Ex-Lib Dem MP stands over 'dislike'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 21:00
Former Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock says he is only standing as an independent candidate in Portsmouth South because he dislikes his ex-party's candidate.

Police probe Melbourne lake deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:44
Melbourne police question a mother who was driving a car carrying four of her children when it plunged into a lake, killing three of them.

Study into gene link in sex attackers

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:28
Men whose brothers have been convicted of a sex offence are up to five times more likely than average to commit a similar crime, a study suggests.

US warns Iran over Yemen 'support'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 20:20
US Secretary of State John Kerry warns Iran over its alleged support for Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Facebook faces privacy class action

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 19:20
A class action suit against Facebook, brought by 25,000 users who allege violations of European privacy laws, is due to begin in a court in Austria later.

N Korea urges Mexico to free ship

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 18:51
North Korea accuses Mexico of illegally holding one of its ships, but the UN says it belongs to a firm blacklisted for violating sanctions.

VIDEO: Hong Kong tourism numbers fall

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:53
The number of tourists visiting Hong Kong from mainland China has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, reports Juliana Liu.

Can Labour still dominate in Wales?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:42
Mark Mardell says Labour is likely to be the biggest party in Wales - but it's struggling to secure the blanket support the party wants.

The story of Nigel Farage's coat

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:30
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is campaigning in a tan-coloured coat. What's the story behind it?

Teaching 11-year-olds sexual consent

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:15
The sexual consent classes being taught to 11-year-olds

In pictures: Guinea-Bissau's party people

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:05
Photos of Atlantic Ocean island revellers feeling the beat

Why can’t the world keep its promises?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:01
In April 2000, world leaders made six pledges to improve education. None of them were kept.

Breast cancer risk test devised

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 17:01
Scientists have predicted the odds of women developing breast cancer by looking for tiny DNA errors in 77 genes.

Family's life after April murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-08 16:57
The family of murdered five-year-old April Jones gives an insight into day-to-day life in the wake of her death.