National / International News

VIDEO: Inside long-closed 'birthplace of cinema'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 22:32
The birthplace of British cinema is re-opening its doors following a multi-million pound restoration project.

'Bottler' claim spurred Bingham on

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:59
New world champion Stuart Bingham says his fortunes have changed since being called a 'bottler' by rival Mark Allen.

Large waste fire at recycling plant

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:48
Firefighters remain at a recycling plant in Newport following a blaze involving 50 tonnes of waste overnight.

'Unthinkable atrocities' in Aleppo

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:28
Civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are suffering unthinkable atrocities, with war crimes committed on a daily basis, Amnesty International says.

Independent gives coalition backing

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:27
The Independent newspaper backs another Conservative-Lib Dem coalition after the election but urges it to be "much less conservative, and much more liberal".

Sixth-form changes consultation ends

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:27
A consultation on controversial plans to alter sixth-form education in Pembrokeshire is ending on Tuesday.

Army base bombers 'endangered lives'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:26
Residents who live close to the scene of a bomb attack at an Army Reserve base criticise those behind the attack.

Gordonstoun school abuse claim

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:25
Another former pupil of Gordonstoun public school in Moray has contacted police over claims of historical sexual abuse, it has emerged.

Stabbed driver manages to deliver pizza

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:18
A delivery driver in America was stabbed in the back as he went to drop off a pizza but struggled on to deliver the takeaway.

Strauss ideal for ECB job - Swann

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:17
Andrew Strauss is the perfect candidate to become the ECB's director of cricket, says former England spinner Graeme Swann.

Clegg's '48 hour' warning to voters

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:13
Nick Clegg is returning to Cardiff and will warn voters they have just 48 hours to keep Britain "on track" by voting for the Liberal Democrats.

Rotherham abuse warnings released

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 21:00
Two reports that warned authorities in Rotherham in 2003 and 2006 about child sexual exploitation are released after freedom of information requests.

RBA cuts rates to historic low

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:53
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 2%.

VIDEO: The Le Pen family feud in France's Front National

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:32
Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right National Front, has been suspended from the party following a number of inflammatory remarks and a feud with his daughter.

VIDEO: On board Greek migrant rescue mission

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:31
The BBC's Murad Shishani was the first journalist from an international broadcaster to be allowed on board a Greek search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean.

VIDEO: Mexico orchestra 'a load of rubbish'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:15
A group of musicians in Mexico have created their instruments entirely out of rubbish and recycled materials.

Fresh Syria talks to begin in Geneva

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:06
Fresh efforts to revive UN-backed peace talks on Syria are due to begin in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Four arrested over Thai mass grave

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 20:05
Three Thais and a Myanmar national are arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a mass grave is found on a known Thai smuggling route.

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-04 18:56

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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UK agencies in quake health warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-04 18:44
There is a risk of serious outbreaks of disease such as cholera and dysentry in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, UK aid agencies warn.