National / International News

Scottish unemployment up by 19,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:54
Unemployment in Scotland climbed by 19,000 to 168,000 in the first quarter of the year, according to official figures.

UK unemployment falls to 1.83m

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:51
UK unemployment in the January to March period fell to 1.83 million, official figures show, down 35,000 from the previous quarter.

VIDEO: North Korea Defence Chief 'executed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:45
North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to Kim Jong-un, South Korea's spy agency says.

Murder victim 'received counselling'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:40
A former Northern Ireland woman allegedly murdered by her husband in Australia had been receiving domestic violence counselling months before hear death, a court hears.

VIDEO: Prince Harry does the Haka

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:36
Prince Harry takes part in a traditional Maori Haka during his tour of New Zealand.

N Korea 'execution' highlights Kim's insecurity

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:33
North Korean leadership expert Mike Madden on what the reported execution of Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol tells us.

Pacquiao delays retirement decision

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:31
Manny Pacquiao says his retirement is "near" but he won't make a decision until he recovers from shoulder surgery.

VIDEO: Would you take free money?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:28
They say nothing in life is free, so what happened when social media firm The LAD Bible left £25 "for people in need only" in the middle of Manchester city centre?

Man charged over body in suitcase

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:26
A man is charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in a suitcase in a London canal.

Protesters delay home demolition

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:19
The eviction of a 71-year-old woman from her caravan home is delayed by protesters who are blocking access to the site.

Top panel to give EC science advice

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 00:00
A high level group of scientists is to be recruited to provide independent advice to the European Commission, replacing the former role of the chief scientific advisor.

Macedonia resignations amid scandal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:54
Macedonia's prime minister accepts the resignation of two ministers and his head of intelligence amid a scandal over alleged phone-tapping.

Yeung loses money-laundering appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:28
Carson Yeung, the former chairman of Birmingham City, loses an appeal against his conviction for money laundering.

Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:22

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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Free mobile data plans coming to UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:18
A US firm is to extend its free mobile data, voice and text offering to the UK from July this year.

VIDEO: Neighbour retrieved severed hand

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:01
A man who cut his own hand off in a DIY accident involving a circular saw praises his neighbours for their help.

Ashley wants £5m Rangers loan back

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 23:00
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley wants Rangers' board to call an extraordinary meeting and repay his £5m loan.

Jeremy Thorpe police inquiry probed

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:54
Avon and Somerset Police ask another force to examine its handling of the investigation into whether the former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe had ordered the murder of a former lover.

Japan firms recall 6.5 million cars

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:50
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

Is memory needed in a digital age?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-12 22:35
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?