National / International News

Man in court over 'chess killing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:47
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with the murder of a man allegedly following a row over a game of chess.

VIDEO: Vic on laughing when he shouldn't

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:42
Vic Reeves joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new sitcom and why he enjoys getting the giggles when he is performing

Court orders online critics' naming

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:41
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.

Hunger Games surpasses Iron Man 3

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:39
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.

VIDEO: Academies giving work to prisoners

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:33
Conservative polices on prisons changed from the Michael Howard to the Ken Clarke eras, and today's aims see a move to keep people out of prison and help them get a job.

Death boat alarm was disconnected

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:24
An alarm had been disconnected on a fishing boat which sank, leading to the death of one of its crew, a report says.

Kalashnikov 'pain' over rifle deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:20
A letter apparently reveals Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, feared he was morally responsible for deaths by the AK-47 assault rifle he invented.

Mother charged over abandoned baby

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:13
A woman is charged with abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

The men South America's coaches dread losing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:11
World Cup year is a tense time, writes South American football expert Tim Vickery, but which players would be missed most?

Homeserve facing £34m FCA penalty

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:02
Maintenance company Homeserve is warned it faces a fine of £34.5m from the City regulator owing to historical sales problems.

'Disturbing' rise in child sex abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:01
The number of primary school children sexually abused in Wales rises by nearly a quarter, says a charity.

VIDEO: Blair pays tribute to Ariel Sharon

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:00
Former UK Prime Minister and Middle East envoy Tony Blair pays tribute to Ariel Sharon at the ex-Israeli PM's memorial service in Jerusalem.

Praise for 'perfect' Sherlock finale

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:47
The final episode of BBC One drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is enthusiastically praised by TV critics.

Protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:38
Thai protesters launch what they are calling a shutdown of Bangkok in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.

A road trip with a sheikh

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:22
The BBC's Jon Sopel goes on a ride with Dubai's ruler

President Hollande: Power and privacy in France

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:19
How an alleged affair threatens to weaken the French presidency

Amec offers £1.9bn for Swiss firm

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:17
UK engineer Amec provisionally agrees a £1.9bn takeover of Swiss rival Foster Wheeler in a deal which it says offers "a compelling proposition".

Single police force impact examined

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:01
The first in a series of fact-finding visits to assess the impact of a single national police force takes place in Dumfries and Galloway.

Israel Holds Memorial Ceremony For Ariel Sharon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:48

Hundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday. They remembered the controversial former prime minister as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting his country's security.

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