National / International News

Labour vow to empower English cities

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:23
English cities will gain more powers over transport, housing and employment to tackle the "productivity gap" with London, Ed Miliband pledges.

Mother in Hillsborough 'truth' bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:09
A mother was "determined" to get the "truth uncovered" about the Hillsborough disaster after her 15-year-old son died, a coroner hears.

Kelpies lit up for the first time

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:08
Two enormous steel sculptures of Kelpie horse heads towering over the M9 at Falkirk are lit up for the first time.

VIDEO: When SpAds go bad, and make the news

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 05:07
Archive footage reveals how government Special Advisers, known as SpAds, end up in the news for the wrong reasons.

Volcanic islands merge in Pacific

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:59
A volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean has merged with its neighbour to form one landmass, the US space agency says.

Dead piranhas found blocking sewers

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:52
Residents of a Shropshire town are told a fishy smell coming from their drains was caused by dead piranha fish, which had been flushed down the toilet.

Dewani remanded to psychiatric unit

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:50
A man accused of arranging his wife's killing on their honeymoon is remanded to a psychiatric hospital in South Africa.

Police forces 'overusing' data power

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:49
Police may be overusing their power to gather people's communications data - such as who owns a phone and what numbers it has called - says the interception of communications commissioner.

Swimming great Thorpe in hospital

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:46
Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is admitted to hospital with a shoulder infection amid fears he may never compete again.

Search for MH370 switches underwater

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:46
Mapping the ocean floor where missing Malaysian jet may be

Prominent loyalist arrested in UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:41
It is understood the prominent loyalist Mark Haddock has been arrested by detectives investigating three UVF murders 20 years ago.

Facebook wipes soldiers rape page

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:34
A page saying "soldiers deserve to be raped and murdered" is removed by Facebook despite the site declaring such content is not against its rules.

Day in pictures: 8 April 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:18
News photos from the past 24 hours : 8 April

VIDEO: Schools 'not ready for hot meal pledge'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:16
More than 2,700 schools in England will not be ready to serve hot school meals this September, the BBC finds.

Man arrested in Operation Yewtree

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:14
A 73-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of a police operation prompted by the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.

With NCAA Title, UConn Answers Questions About Kentucky, And Itself

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:11

UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's talented five starting freshmen. The Huskies also made all of their free throws, while the Wildcats struggled at the line.

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VIDEO: Violent brawl at Ukraine parliament

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:05
Tempers flared and punches were thrown in Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday as opposing nationalist and separatist factions traded blows.

VIDEO: Crowds cheer Irish president's carriage

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:03
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have met Irish President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the start of the first official state visit by an Irish head of state.

Games ceremonies' costs rise by 49%

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:03
The cost of the opening and closing ceremonies at this year's Commonwealth Games rises by almost half.

Chinese Ming cup smashes sale record

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-08 04:02
A tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, fetches $36m (£21m) at an auction in Hong Kong, setting a new record.
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