National / International News

Call for overseas graduate work visa

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 16:43
Students from outside Europe should be given special permission to stay and work in Scotland after their studies have finished, according to a report.

The men who uncovered Assyria

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 16:41
How Victorians moved the riches of Assyria out of IS's reach

Viewpoint: A clean Afghanistan slate

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 16:30
As the Afghan leadership visits Washington, a far more successful US-Afghan partnership could be in the works, Michael O'Hanlon writes

Tory suspended over EDL allegations

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 15:55
A Conservative candidate in the general election is suspended from the party over allegations he schemed with the English Defence League to win votes.

Footage shows Tunis museum attackers

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 15:43
The Tunisian government releases footage showing two gunmen walking through the Bardo museum during the attack that killed 25 people on Wednesday.

'IS online threat' to US military

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 15:11
The Pentagon investigates an alleged threat by Islamic State (IS) to about 100 US military personnel whose details are posted online.

Hodgson adds two keepers to squad

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 14:41
Roy Hodgson calls up two keepers to England squad for Lithuania and Italy games after Fraser Forster's withdrawal.

'No bad' deal with Iran, powers vow

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 14:33
Western powers meeting in London promise they will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear activity, as deadlines for agreement loom.

Asda recalls Spider-Man costume

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 13:55
A light-up children's Spider-Man costume is recalled by Asda after a battery fault is discovered.

After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 13:51

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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Hibernian 0-2 Rangers

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 13:23
Rangers overcame a disjointed Hibernian 2-0 to reenergise their season and secure Hearts the Championship title.

Lancaster proud of England display

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 13:16
England coach Stuart Lancaster is proud of his side despite their win over France failing to deny Ireland the Six Nations title.

Burning of Temple taking place

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 13:06
The burning of a 70-foot carved tower called Temple in Londonderry is taking place on Saturday evening.

US airport attacker 'had molotovs'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 12:42
A knife-wielding man who tried to storm a checkpoint at New Orleans airport was also carrying six homemade molotov cocktails, officials say.

Officials' bad day at the office

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 12:07
Managers should be given the chance to challenge a referee's decision during matches, says West Brom boss Tony Pulis.

Mexican lucha libre wrestler killed

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 12:06
Celebrated Mexican "lucha libre" wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez dies after taking a heavy blow to the neck in the ring in Tijuana.

Djokovic beats Murray in semi-final

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 11:58
World number one Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray 6-2 6-3 to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Briton 'dies in Thailand shooting'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 11:51
The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has died at a shooting range in southern Thailand.

Ireland title glory delights Schmidt

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 11:50
Ireland's Six Nations title success on a "tumultuous" and "exhausting" final day leaves coach Joe Schmidt "delighted and relieved".

England 55-35 France

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 11:46
England come up just short of the 26-point margin needed to win the Six Nations in a 55-35 win over France at Twickenham.