National / International News

Pressure on Rifkind increases

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 18:59
Sir Malcolm Rifkind will find it "very difficult" to remain chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee when he faces "cash for political access" claims, his predecessor says.

VIDEO: Jackie Chan rescues zodiac heads

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 18:03
Jackie Chan has helped restore two missing zodiac heads to museums in China.

VIDEO: N Korea tells US to end 'war games'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:58
South Korea is due to announce the start of its annual military exercises with the United States.

Why have our MPs changed so much in 40 years?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:29
The make-up of the House of Commons has changed profoundly in 40 years - political journalist Julia Langdon examines why.

Car repossessed as parents pay price of university

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:22
A family describes how their daughter's university costs have put them into financial hardship.

Foreign films battle for UK success

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:21
How foreign language films battle for UK success

Reports: Red Sox Sign Cuban Phenom Moncada To Contract Worth At Least $30M

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:13

The 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada has been the talk of pre-season baseball. The Sox would also have to pay about another $30 million to Major League Baseball in an overage tax.

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NZ to send non-combat troops to Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:11
New Zealand Prime Minster John Key announces plans to send 143 non-combat training troops to Iraq to help the fight against Islamist State.

Can a public legal high ban work?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:06
Can a ban on public use of legal highs work?

Support fears 'delay' NHS discharges

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:52
Nearly 70% of NHS nurses in England often delay discharging older patients because there is no support for them after hospital, a survey for Royal Voluntary Service charity suggests.

Hollande seeks tough race hate laws

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:44
French President Francois Hollande lays out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes.

Panel makes 'victims' law' proposals

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:37
There needs to be a "cultural shift" in the way victims of crime in England and Wales are treated, a panel of criminal justice experts says.

Insurers 'obstructed abuse probes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:35
The BBC's File on 4 uncovers claims that insurance companies tried to hamper inquiries into alleged child abuse.

Childcare places 'must be truly free'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:10
The future government should ensure that all free childcare places in England are truly free at the point of use, peers say.

PPI mis-selling cases 'more complex'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:03
Disputes about payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling are becoming more complex and hard-fought, the financial ombudsman has said.

Rats 'not main cause of Black Death'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:02
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.

Higher education warnings 'ignored'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:59
MPs accuse the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills of ignoring "repeated warnings about the abuse of public money" over alternative higher education providers.

The card aiming to end Nigerian fraud

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:54
How Nigeria is taking on widespread identity fraud

Militants, migrants and the Med: Europe's Libya problem

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:53
What are the risks of Islamic State militants reaching Europe aboard the surge of migrant boats from Libya? The BBC's Neil Arun reports.

VIDEO: Christian mercy for Islamic State

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 15:44
The unlikely message uniting Christians and Muslims