National / International News

Pakistan drops case against FBI man

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:52
A court in Pakistan orders charges to be dropped against an American FBI agent who was arrested for carrying ammunition in his luggage.

Omani official jailed for corruption

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:49
A former Omani minister is sentenced to three years in prison for corruption, the most senior government figure to be convicted in the sultanate.

AUDIO: Tough year behind Ryanair profit drop

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:46
Ryanair's full-year profits have fallen for the first time in five years.

Exam stress tackled by bubble wrap

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:44
University students have ordered hundreds of metres of bubble wrap to burst as a way of relieving exam stress.

VIDEO: Do all parties have off-message members?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:38
UKIP says the longer-established parties are not facing scrutiny over the behaviour of candidates and councillors.

Man jailed for pub brawl killing

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:38
A Hereford father-of-four is jailed for three years after killing a man with a single punch during a pub brawl.

VIDEO: The poster that 'soaks up' pollution

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:31
A giant poster has been put up in Sheffield to help remove pollution from the air

Lack of radiation records criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:30
Experts investigating radioactivity at Dalgety Bay say it is unacceptable that the UK does not have comprehensive records of potentially contaminated land.

Harris 'introduced girl to kissing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:27
Entertainer Rolf Harris told a girl he wanted to "introduce" her to kissing when she was 11 or 12 years old, a jury hears.

Woman stabbed and four children hurt

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:20
A man is arrested after a woman is found fatally stabbed and four children injured at a house in West Yorkshire.

Kearney misses out on Ireland tour

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:15
Leinster winger Dave Kearney misses out on Ireland's tour to Argentina after suffering a knee injury in the Pro12 win over Ulster.

AstraZeneca rejects £69bn Pfizer bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:09
UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.

VIDEO: Automated braking put to the test

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:07
Insurance companies back plans to implement automated braking which uses new technology to override drivers

Boy admits raping girl aged 10

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:06
A 15-year-old boy admits raping a 10-year-old girl on waste ground in Shrewsbury.

Brown among 21 added by England

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:03
Full-back Mike Brown is one of 21 players added to England's training squad despite straining a hamstring on Saturday.

Is Pfizer's AstraZeneca dream over?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:01
Is Pfizer's AstraZeneca dream over?

Times reporter tells of kidnap ordeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 04:00
Times reporter Anthony Loyd tells the BBC how he was betrayed by a rebel gang in Syria who beat him badly and shot him twice in the ankle.

Tributes for 'inspirational' Brabham

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
Tributes paid to Formula 1's Sir Jack Brabham who has died

£10m Longitude Prize announced

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A £10m prize is launched to solve one of the modern world's greatest scientific problems - with the public deciding on the challenge.

Man charged in care home abuse case

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A 62-year-old man is charged with indecent assault against a teenage boy by police investigating historical child abuse in north Wales care system.

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