National / International News

Art school architect to be named

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:14
Glasgow School of Art is due to announce details of the architect chosen to lead the restoration of the fire-damaged Mackintosh building.

VIDEO: Living on Ukraine's front line

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:12
In a series looking at the war in Ukraine and the success of a truce signed last month in Minsk, Natalia Antelava and Abdujalil Abdurasulov meet a villager still living by the frontline.

Better patient protection demanded

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:12
Patient safety campaigners are due to meet Scotland's health minister to demand stronger measures in the wake of a series of health scandals.

More veterans seek mental health aid

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:10
A mental health charity which treats military veterans says referrals have increased by 26% in the last year.

Parties focus on range of issues

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:07
Healthcare, house-buying, poverty and austerity are the focus for Scotland's political parties on day two of general election campaigning.

Disgrace if stars withdraw - Lineker

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:03
It would be a "national disgrace" if England's best youngsters do not play at the U21 Euros, says ex-striker Gary Lineker.

E-cigarette use 'high among teens'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 15:00
A substantial number of teenagers are experimenting with e-cigarettes, even those who have never smoked, a study suggests.

FA scraps plan for GB Olympic teams

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:16
Plans for Great Britain football teams to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio are scrapped by the Football Association.

VIDEO: The battle for votes by the seaside

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 14:01
The final outcome of the 2015 general election will be shaped by the results in dozens of marginal seats, where relatively modest shifts in voting patterns will be enough to change the result.

Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:59

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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'Run-hungry Pietersen could return'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:54
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart says Kevin Pietersen could return for England if he scores highly at county level.

California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:34

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.

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Kane emergence excites me - Rooney

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:30
England captain Wayne Rooney says he is as excited as anyone about Harry Kane, who will make his full debut against Italy.

Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:29

Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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North 'should not play this season'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 13:13
Northampton and Wales wing George North should not play again this season, says ex-World Rugby medical adviser Dr Barry O'Driscoll.

Hamilton deal could be worth £27m

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:59
World champion Lewis Hamilton expects to sign a new Mercedes contract this week that could be worth more than £27m a year.

Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:46

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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Horses bring motorway to standstill

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:28
The M6 is closed outside Birmingham after horses are spotted wandering on the motorway.

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:14
British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.

VIDEO: Day one election campaign highlights

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-30 12:06
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, we'll bring you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.