National / International News

NI Leaders' Debate begins in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 11:10
Northern Ireland's five biggest parties are taking part in a BBC TV election debate on the penultimate day of the general election campaign.

UKIP man sorry over 'appalling' slurs

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 11:07
A UKIP parliamentary candidate "apologises unreservedly" for posting offensive "sexist and violent" comments about a female journalist.

Horror in Nepal's 'worst-hit' village

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 11:07
The Nepalese village all but wiped out by the earthquake

US man caught 50 years after escape

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 11:00
A convicted killer who escaped from a prison camp has been arrested in Florida after more than 50 years on the run.

VIDEO: What matters to rural voters?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:58
Voters in rural areas could have a significant impact on who forms the next Westminster government.

Vonn break-up 'brutal' for Woods

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:32
Tiger Woods says the end of his relationship with US Olympic skiing champion Lindsay Vonn has been "brutal".

Mourinho close to new Chelsea deal

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:17
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is close to agreeing a new contract after winning a third Premier League title with the club.

Feathery fossils re-date early birds

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:17
Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.

McDonald's faces €1bn EU tax probe

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:07
US fast-food giant McDonald's could be facing a European Commission (EU) investigation into its tax affairs over an alleged €1bn of unpaid tax.

Two SNP members suspended after demo

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 10:00
The SNP suspends two party members following scuffles at rally held by Scottish Labour leader and comedian Eddie Izzard in Glasgow.

Coloccini writes open letter to fans

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:55
Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini writes an open letter to fans apologising for the club's poor run of form.

Pacquiao accused of dishonesty

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:55
Manny Pacquiao "wasn't honest" about an injury before his loss to Floyd Mayweather, says the Nevada Athletic Commission.

VIDEO: Migrants scramble to safety

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:45
Footage has emerged of migrants on a sinking dinghy desperately trying to reach safety off the coast of Sicily.

PSNI step up patrols and checkpoints

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:21
There will be more checkpoints and patrols by police in Northern Ireland to counter a "severe" dissident republican threat.

New Fighting Along Yemen Border Closes Schools And Airports

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:21

Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen's airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.

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Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-05 09:19

People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?

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Mental health spending cuts forecast

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 08:56
Mental health trusts in England are forecasting significant cuts to their funding over the next four years, figures seen by the BBC suggest.

Dozens injured in M1 coach crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 08:50
Dozens of people are taken to hospital following a coach crash on the M1 in Derbyshire.

Gambaccini to write bail memoir

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 08:48
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini says he has written a memoir about the 12 months he spent on bail, before being told he would not face charges over historic sex offences.

Pavey to miss Worlds in Beijing

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-05 08:47
Jo Pavey will miss the World Championships in Beijing this August to aid her preparation for the 2016 Olympics.