National / International News

VIDEO: Record number of birds at Slimbridge

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:08
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust has found that the current mild weather is encouraging birds that would normally go to the continent to stay in the UK.

Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 00:04
This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.

Pete Seeger, Troubadour And Activist, Dies At 94

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:48

Banjo-picking Pete Seeger, who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents, died Monday night in New York City. His career introduced generations of Americans to folk music.

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VIDEO: Folk singer and activist Seeger dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:43
The veteran American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger has died aged 94.

Extreme weather tests lifeboat crews

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 23:15
Floods and soaring temperatures result in a difficult year for lifeboat crews with a big increase in the number of call-outs.

No leads from appeal in Nida case

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
An emotional video appeal by missing Nida Naseer's family fails to generate any new leads, police say.

Hong Kong culls chickens over H7N9

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:54
Hong Kong begins culling 20,000 chickens after the H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China.

VIDEO: Queen 'not served well by Treasury'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:53
The British Royal family has to cut costs and get a "firmer grip" on dealing with essential repairs to royal buildings, says a new report.

Japan 'to teach territorial claims'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:44
Japan's Education Ministry says it is revising teaching manuals for schools to set out its ownership of disputed islands.

Religious assembly name change call

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:38
Calls are being made for a "symbolic change" to the description of religious assemblies in non-denominational schools.

Red Bull query F1 budget cap plans

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 22:27
Red Bull's team principal Christian Horner questions whether introducing an F1 budget cap is the best way to cut costs.

'Shock and Law' - the front pages

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 21:46
Jude Law's evidence as a witness in the phone-hacking trial makes many front pages, several of which ponder the state of the Royal Household's finances.

Inspector General: Literacy Training Of Afghan Forces Has Limited Success

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 21:02

Three years after a $200 million program was started, 50 percent of recruits are illiterate. Teaching all 352,000 recruits to read and write at a first-grade level, said some officials, may be "unrealistic."

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Crash school head 'should resign'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 20:34
The head teacher and chair of governors at a public school should resign over their handling of the death of a pupil who was hit by a car, an MP says.

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to hold crisis vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 20:28
Ukraine's parliament is set to vote on plans to scrap recent anti-protest laws in a special session called over the continuing unrest in the country.

Jobcentre advice 'haphazard' - MPs

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 19:23
Jobcentres are investigating benefit claimants' needs in a "haphazard" way, missing crucial information about barriers to work, MPs say.

Australia names new governor-general

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 19:12
Prime Minister Tony Abbott nominates retired defence chief Peter Cosgrove as Australia's next governor-general, representing the Queen.

Smartphone sales 'top one billion'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world's biggest vendor, a new survey shows.

VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.

Magnet rods straighten curved spines

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 18:34
Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England.

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