National / International News

Trio guilty of Burma 'Buddha insult'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:44
A New Zealander and two Burmese men are found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

Derbyshire sign Sri Lanka's Dilshan

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:42
Derbyshire sign veteran Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan for two spells with the club in the 2015 season.

VIDEO: Tackling extremism in French prisons

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:38
The French government is pushing forward a series of measures designed to counter Islamic extremism in the country's prisons.

NI parades to mark St Patrick's Day

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:23
Thousands of people are expected to attend St Patrick's Day parades in towns and cities across Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

Amnesty condemns Syrian air strikes

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:21
There is evidence the Syrian government bombed civilians in the Islamic State capital Raqqa in what may be war crimes, Amnesty International says.

Month since boy missing in river

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:11
A church service is being held in Carmarthen to mark a month since an 11-year-old schoolboy went missing in a river.

Ambulance patients' taxi spend rise

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:07
The amount spent on ferrying patients to hospital in taxis soars by almost 50% in a year, figures obtained by BBC reveal.

HSBC closing Britons' Jersey accounts

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 22:01
HSBC closes all accounts on Jersey belonging to customers living in the UK and is among UK lenders carrying out identity checks on thousands of their customers on the Channel Islands.

VIDEO: Accused arrives in 'Buddha insult' trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
A court in Myanmar is due to give its verdict in the case of a New Zealander and two Burmese men who are accused of insulting religion.

Ka-Boom at Format

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
Explosions on show at Format festival

VIDEO: Skydiving 100-year-old now shark diving

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:40
A centenarian grandmother has now braved the waters in South Africa to go diving with sharks after skydiving a couple of days ago

New Malaysian airline in $1.5bn deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:20
Malaysia's government unveils plans to create a new airline and signs a $1.5bn (£1bn) deal with Bombardier for 20 new aircraft.

Penguin waddle put to the test

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 21:03
Scientists try to work out how and why penguins waddle

What next for the Kurdish people?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 20:54
With Islamic State militants threatening Iraq and Syria, is a fully independent Kurdistan more of a possibility?

Fixed-term parliaments 'a mistake'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:14
The government's Fixed Term Parliaments Act was a "mistake", former Conservative cabinet minister Ken Clarke says.

Israel prepares for key election

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 19:05
Polls are due to open in the Israeli election, which is expected to be a close fight between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a centre-left alliance.

Iran-backed units alarm Iraqi Kurds

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:47
A senior Kurdish official in Iraq voices concern over the major role of Iranian-backed Shia militias fighting with Iraq's army against Islamic State.

Cyclone Pam: Vanuatu 'needs food'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:17
Vanuatu urgently needs food and relief supplies, officials say, as teams continue to assess the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam.

Why not nanny people about diet?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:15
Many people rail against the idea of a nanny state - but people can't be expected to adopt a healthy diet without help, says Prof Susan Jebb.

VIDEO: Prince Harry set to leave Army

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 18:09
Prince Harry is set to leave the Army in June after 10 years of service.