National / International News

VIDEO: Slowing device 'deployed too early'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-03 01:12
A safety device on the Virgin Galactic spacecraft that crashed on Friday deployed early during the fatal test flight, US investigators say.

In pictures: Poppies and remembrance

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-03 00:36
A personal view of poppies by Lee Karen Stow

Home rule campaign to be launched

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:49
A campaign for Scottish home rule is to be launched later, which draws support from a number of political parties.

'Reckless attack' on Derry police

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:47
A police vehicle is damaged by an explosive device in a "reckless attack" in Londonderry, the PSNI has confirmed.

Asia shares down on China PMI data

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:43
Asian shares fall after Chinese manufacturing data shows slowing growth in the world's second largest economy.

Second man shot in legs

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:42
A 26-year-old man is shot in both legs in Londonderry, in the second shooting in the city in the space of 24 hours.

VIDEO: Tackling extremism at its roots

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:39
A project in London is trying to stop the number of young people going to fight in Syria and Iraq by tackling extremism.

Draft budget to be presented to MLAs

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:31
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton will present his draft budget to the Northern Ireland Assembly later on Monday.

VIDEO: Burkinabe army 'to hand over power'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:20
Burkina Faso's military has said it will install a transitional government, days after it seized power as President Blaise Compaore's resigned.

MP wants Fraud Office to probe Fifa

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:20
An MP wants the Serious Fraud Office to look into the World Cup 2018 and 2022 bidding process after allegations of an FBI sting.

Virgin defends space safety record

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:17
Virgin Galactic insists safety has always been central to its operations, following the crash of its experimental spacecraft in the US on Friday.

VIDEO: Alice Gross mother 'numbed by grief'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:17
The parents of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross have spoken of their huge loss at an emotional memorial service for their daughter.

VIDEO: Smartphones used as room keys

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:11
The hotel group Starwood is to begin giving hotel guests the option to by-pass check-in and simply use their smartphones to enter their hotel rooms.

Lynda Bellingham funeral to be held

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 21:09
The funeral of actress Lynda Bellingham who died last month from cancer at the age of 66, is to be held later in Somerset.

Romania faces run-off for president

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 20:54
Romania appears set for a presidential run-off election on 16 November after partial first-round poll results suggest no candidate won an overall majority.

VIDEO: Guinea president on Ebola crisis

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 20:46
The president of Guinea, where the first case of Ebola was recorded in West Africa, has welcomed the rush of international support for the three countries at the centre of the outbreak.

Briton in court over Hong Kong deaths

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 20:28
A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong after their bodies were found in an apartment appears in court.

Sailor search 'unlikely to resume'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 20:18
The search for two fishermen missing in the North Sea is "unlikely" to resume, the Maritime and Coastguard (MCA) agency says.

Thousands see Chicago high-wire act

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 19:43
US tightrope walker Nik Wallenda completes back-to-back high-wire walks above Chicago - both without a safety harness, and one while blindfolded.

Germany adapts to immigrant influx

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-02 18:14
How is Germany coping with a rise in immigration?