National / International News

Estonia votes amid Russia fears

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 22:42
Estonians are choosing a new government, in an election dominated by concerns over Russian action in Ukraine.

VIDEO: Crackdown on drug drivers

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 22:18
Tougher laws to tackle drug driving come into force across England and Wales on Monday - with new limits on eight illegal and eight prescription drugs.

Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 21:13
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.

VIDEO: How do you bake a 450-metre cake?

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:48
The city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary on Sunday with a series of events.

East Coast rail back in private hands

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 20:08
Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

Political second-jobs clarity urged

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 19:44
Election candidates are "riding for a fall" if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser says.

US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 19:06
Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.

Emwazi 'felt like dead man walking'

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 18:39
The extremist known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist.

Concern over online gonorrhoea care

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 17:30
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.

VIDEO: Protests in Nepal over constitution

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 17:16
Police in Nepal have clashed with demonstrators angry at plans for a new constitution that they say is not democratic enough.

WW1 letters posted 100 years on

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 16:58
Letters written by a World War One soldier to his family are being posted online exactly 100 years after each one was written.

Uruguay bids farewell to pauper president

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 16:50
Uruguay's departing leader, Jose Mujica, has acquired almost celebrity status, not just for his political achievements, but also for his humble lifestyle, writes the BBC's Wyre Davies.

A Welsh enclave in America

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 16:20
How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales

Fury 'ready' to fight Klitschko

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 16:12
Tyson Fury easily beats Christian Hammer and turns his attention to Wladimir Klitschko and a world title showdown.

Mumbai attacks suspect's luxury jail time

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:38
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main suspects behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is allowed unfettered access to internet and visitors from jail.

Surviving Iwo Jima

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:33
One man's memory of a brutal battle in the Pacific

VIDEO: Photographing black Britain

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:11
Photographing the black British experience

Wind farm secures millions of pounds

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:08
A wind farm development near the village of Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire receives more than £8m in funding.

The truth about the Sound of Music family

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:04
What the real Sound of Music family say about themselves

Why Iceland banned beer

BBC - Sat, 2015-02-28 15:02
Why Iceland banned beer right up until 1989