National / International News

Australian NSW leader resigns

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:17
New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell announces his resignation amid mounting evidence that he failed to declare a gift of $2,800 wine.

Liberton High School set to reopen

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:12
Edinburgh City Council write a letter to parents confirming that Liberton High will reopen after the Easter break following the death of a pupil.

Poverty 'scandal' and benefits 'outrage' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:09
A charity's report that it handed out almost one million food parcels in the last year makes headlines, while the Daily Express questions one mother's use of the benefit system.

Bullying 'impacting' school grades

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 21:02
A report has found around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

UK warns Russia on long-term future

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:51
There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:38
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.

Six killed in India bus fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:04
At least six people die after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police say.

Warning over bowel cancer screening

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:24
Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.

UB40 gig 'made fan's ear bleed'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 19:08
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.

Birds choose best building materials

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:55
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.

China 'must allow currency to rise'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 17:28
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.

Boston marks bombing anniversary

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:58
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.

Exhuming remains at Florida school

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:24
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?

Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:10
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians

VIDEO: Son of slain Sikh plans US House run

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:07
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress

VIDEO: China's reform could slow growth

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:07
China's economic reform agenda could slow growth on the mainland, first quarter economic figures will be closely watched.

BBC Two's disastrous launch night

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 16:06
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night

On a hill, in sight of Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:56
Trying to get into Europe from Morocco

Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:41
Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.

VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-15 15:29
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
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