National / International News

Several shot dead in Swiss town

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 23:42
Several people have been killed in a shooting in the Swiss town of Wuerenlingen, north-west of Zurich, police say.

VE Day national service to be held

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 23:17
A national service of thanksgiving will take place in Cardiff as weekend of Victory in Europe Day commemorations continue.

VIDEO: Actress cries reading WW2 letter

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 23:17
Actress Jane Horrocks is overcome with emotion at a VE Day concert as she reads from the final letter of a dead WW2 soldier to his mother.

Ministers 'detached from reality'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 23:09
A former Labour adviser blames the party's disappointing election results in Wales on a Labour Welsh government which can seem "detached from reality".

VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes rip across US states

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 22:38
One person has died and a number of others are missing after tornadoes, heavy winds and hail storms caused widespread damage in several American states.

VIDEO: Gunfire as Macedonia police killed

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 22:18
Police in Macedonia are continuing to search a town close to the border with Kosovo following a day of clashes with unidentified gunmen that left five policemen dead.

VIDEO: Events in UK to mark VE Day

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 22:16
A thousand veterans are attending a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

VIDEO: Johannesburg CCTV beginning to deliver

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:50
CCTV cameras that were installed in Johannesburg many years ago are beginning to show some positive results.

Political Postcard: Still Love For Bill Clinton In A Place Called Hope

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:14

Bill Clinton won Arkansas twice when he ran for president. The state's politics have taken a dramatic turn to the right since, but some in his hometown like the idea of Clinton as First Gentleman.

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Poland votes in presidential poll

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 20:05
Poland votes for a new head of state, with President Bronislaw Komorowski hoping to win a second term in office.

Raul Castro to visit Pope Francis

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 19:26
Cuban President Raul Castro will be received in private audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Anti-austerity protest in London

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 18:15
Seventeen people arrested at an anti-austerity rally outside Downing Street.

Queen to attend VE Day abbey service

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 17:20
The Queen is to attend a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on the final day of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day - the end of World War Two in Europe.

Bafta calls up Good Wife's Kalinda

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 16:29
The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi on Baftas and her next move

Echo-location 'needs two good ears'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 16:25
Some people use echoes to determine the position of objects, the way bats and dolphins do, suggests research from the University of Southampton.

Cuba gay pride calls for equality

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 16:08
More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Cubans march through the streets of Havana to call for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

PM and Labour face election fallout

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 15:53
The fallout from the election provides a focus, with stories about Tony Blair's advice for Labour, SNP and backbench demands on David Cameron, and an anti-austerity protest in Westminster.

VIDEO: Young Dancer winner steps up

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 15:34
The winner of the first BBC Young Dancer 2015 competition has been announced.

Human Centipede III - the most abhorrent film ever?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 15:29
What drives a man to make the 'most abhorrent film possible'?

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-09 15:21
Rihanna's meme-inducing gown - and more trends of the week