National / International News

Cuba praises US terror list pledge

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:16
Cuba welcomes as "fair" a US vow to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should not have been there in the first place.

China's growth slows to 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 18:09
China's economic growth slowed further in the three months to March this year, expanding 7% compared to a year earlier, in line with most expectations.

Asiana plane skids off Japan runway

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:10
Authorities in Japan investigate after an Asiana Airlines flight skids off a runway in Hiroshima, injuring at least 20 people.

Mexico spill cuts water to 200,000

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:54
More than 200,000 people in south-east Mexico are without water, after an oil spill caused by thieves puncturing a pipeline polluted two rivers.

How well do you know your campaigns?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:02
What do you remember of past campaigns?

China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:59
A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.

Handshake symbolises new mood of optimism

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:54
The historic handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro summed up a mood of optimism at the Summit of the Americas, Vanessa Buschschluter says.

Is there a new nuclear arms race?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:53
Some countries are trying to modernise their arsenals of nuclear weapons raising questions about their commitment to disarm.

Christians under threat in Middle East

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:53
The BBC's Jane Corbin travelled through Iraq and Syria to investigate the plight of Christians as hundreds of thousands flee Islamic militancy in the region.

Patterson increases book donations

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:51
US crime writer James Patterson increases his donation to independent UK bookshops by £250,000.

Ebola survivors 'safe sex warning'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:49
The WHO is urging recovered Ebola survivors to be even more cautious during sexual contact to make sure the virus is not passed on to partners.

Funeral for '100-year-old teenager'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:49
The funeral of a teenage girl with a rare genetic condition that made her body age eight times faster than normal takes place later.

Divorcees 'have more heart attacks'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:48
Divorced women are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests.

Zombie worms ate plesiosaur bones

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:46
A deep-sea worm that eats whale bones has existed for 100 million years and may have chewed up chunks of the fossil record, a study suggests.

'Good life' pledge, Alzheimer's breakthrough and Top Gear threats

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:43
Wednesday's papers lead on the launch of the Conservative manifesto, a major discovery in the field of Alzheimer's research, and death threats over the vacant Top Gear presenting job.

GP services face 'retirement crisis'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:29
GP services are facing a crisis, with a third of doctors considering retirement in the next five years, a British Medical Association poll suggests.

Hagler-Hearns - The greatest fight?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:26
Marvin Hagler reminiscences about his fight with Tommy Hearns

Economy still dominates election

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:24
The leaders of Scotland's main political parties continue campaigning with the economy to the fore yet again.

VIDEO: Truce that ended 30 years of LA gang warfare

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:24
How 30 years of LA gang bloodshed came to an end

VIDEO: The drone competition with $1m prize

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-14 15:23
Teams from around the world have been competing in the Drones for Good competition held in Dubai

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