National / International News

'Philpott fund-raisers' told to stop

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:51
A fund-raising group in memory of Mick and Mairead Philpott's six children who died in a Derby fire in 2012 is told to shut down.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:49
Vince Cable tells MPs an investigation into alleged mis-selling of insurance is underway.

Angela Lansbury follows in mother's footsteps

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:49
Why Angela Lansbury is following in her mother's footsteps

Former Russian tycoon to be freed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:44
Russia's Supreme Court orders the release of Platon Lebedev, the former business partner of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, with whom he was jailed in 2005.

Interest rate rise 'some way off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:43
A rise in UK interest rates is "still some way off", a senior Bank of England director says, despite the fall in the unemployment rate to 7.1%.

F1 will award double points in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:40
F1 will award double points at the last race of the season after team bosses decide not to contest the controversial plan.

MPs doubt anti-terror orders' effect

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:39
TPims - restrictions on terror suspects by the home secretary - may be "withering on the vine", MPs and peers warn.

VIDEO: Iran 'ready to engage with neighbours'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:32
Speaking at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his government is full prepared ''to engage with all neighbouring countries to achieve shared practical solutions on a range of issues''.

VIDEO: Impact of S Africa mine strike

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:05
The largest union in South Africa's platinum sector has called a strike over pay - Lerato Mbele reports.

Languages call for primary pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:05
Primary school children in Wales should be taught foreign languages to boost the number studying them later, the National Centre for Languages says.

A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 02:00

The "Charismatic" movement involves worshipping with exuberance, miraculous healings, prophesying and establishing a personal connection with God — and the number of converts is growing. According to a recent survey by NPR, about one-third of Latino Catholics in the U.S. identify as "Charismatic."

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Scotland's top doctor to stand down

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:58
Scotland's chief medical officer, Sir Harry Burns, quits his post to concentrate on fighting health inequalities.

AUDIO: Lansbury: Stage return 'will shock'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:56
Dame Angela Lansbury discusses her career to date, as well as her upcoming return to the stage.

VIDEO: Officer tells BBC of 'full-scale riot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:41
A prison officer has told the BBC that what was described as a disturbance at the private Oakwood Prison earlier this month was actually a full scale riot.

Theatres struggle with ticket resale

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:41
Theatres say there is little they can do to stop tickets being sold at vastly overpriced rates on the secondary market.

More schools are making the grade

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:30
More secondary schools in England are meeting baseline government targets on GCSEs, the latest league tables show.

Driver speaks of 'devastating' crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:09
A lorry driver who was cleared of causing the death of a cyclist almost three years ago speaks publicly for the first time about the "tragic accident".

Are teachers ready for the coding revolution?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:09
Are teachers ready for the coding revolution?

Pakistan protests over Shia bus bomb

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 01:05
Thousands of people protest in cities and towns across Pakistan against the killing of Shia pilgrims in a bus bomb on Tuesday.

Jail disorder was 'full-scale riot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:59
A disturbance at Oakwood prison that the authorities said was an incident of "concerted indiscipline" was in fact a "full-scale riot", according to a prison officer who went inside to tackle the violence.

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