National / International News

Foreign students 'boost economy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 00:01
International students coming to London contribute over £2bn to the economy, according to new research.

Conservative, Catholic Ireland Votes On Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:25

In every country where same-sex marriage has been legalized, it was brought about by lawmakers or the courts. On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make it legal by the ballot box.

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They're Going Door-To-Door In The Amazon To See Why People Get Sick

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:24

In one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon, researchers are in midst of a extensive health census. The study could be key to figuring out the impact of mercury used in illegal mining.

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GP services online in most of England

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:13
Almost every patient in England can now book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions or access their medical records online, data reveals.

Vodafone's 4G bet starts to pay off

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 23:01
Mobile phone operator Vodafone reports a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in almost three years on increased demand for 4G services.

Crews tackle 'serious' house blaze

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:58
Firefighters are tackling a serious fire at a house in Cwmbran, Torfaen.

UN offers Malaysia migrant help

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:54
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is offering to help Malaysia handle a migrant crisis that has left thousands stranded in the Andaman sea.

Only 25% of workers in 'stable' jobs

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:52
Only one quarter of workers around the world have permanent jobs, according to a report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Afghan police jailed over mob death

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:34
Eleven Afghan policemen are sent to prison for failing to protect a woman killed after being falsely accused of burning the Koran.

VIDEO: The Filipinos who make fake diplomas

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:33
Detectives investigating the killings at Stepping Hill Hospital flew to Victorino Chua's native Philippines, where their investigation has cast serious doubt over his medical qualifications.

Prince to begin four-day Irish visit

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:27
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to begin their four-day visit to Ireland during which the prince will meet Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

'De Gea to Real is a logical move'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:19
David De Gea's possible move from Manchester United to Real Madrid would be logical, says Spanish football writer Andy West.

VIDEO: Clooney: Syria 'incredibly complex'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 22:10
George Clooney has told the BBC that he intends to do more to help the people of Syria - but without being formally involved in politics.

Fishermen rescued from life raft

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:53
Five fishermen are rescued from a life raft after their boat sank in gale force winds off the Isles of Scilly.

'Lost' My Fair Lady songs to be heard

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:52
Seven songs dropped from the musical My Fair Lady will be heard in public for the first time in almost 60 years when they are performed later.

Tributes paid to India raped nurse

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:43
Tributes are paid to an Indian nurse who died on Monday after spending 42 years in a persistent vegetative state after being raped and strangled.

NW200 race crash tribute to doctors

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:34
The partner of a woman seriously injured while she was watching the North West 200 at the weekend pays tribute to the quick-thinking doctors at the scene.

£108m to improve social housing

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:31
More than £100m is to be spent on improving Wales' stock of social housing, the Welsh government announces.

Judge to rule on 'gay cake' row

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:30
A court ruling on a Christian-run bakery's refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage is to be made public later.

VIDEO: New ways to grow food in space

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 21:10
A project is being launched which will see thousands of school children experiment on seeds that have spent six months on the International Space Station.