National / International News

Judge begins Pistorius sentencing

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:57
The judge begins reading the sentence for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius after his conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Taarabt hits back at weight claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:53
Adel Taarabt responds to QPR manager Harry Redknapp's claim the midfielder is three stone overweight and unfit to play.

Travel disruption as storm hits UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:48
Rain and high winds are causing travel disruption, as the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo hits the UK.

Graham to lead England against Samoa

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:47
James Graham captains England in their Four Nations opener with Samoa on Saturday as Sean O'Loughlin is out injured.

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:38
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Baker Street saxophone player dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:36
The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - has died, it is announced.

Assembly votes for Trafficking Bill

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:29
The Northern Ireland Assembly votes by 81 to 10 in favour of making it a crime to pay for sex.

Winds and rain prompt travel warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:28
Winds up to 75mph are expected to hit some parts of Scotland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.

70mph winds batter Welsh coastline

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:24
Gusts of wind up to 70mph hit the coast of Wales with hundreds of homes left without power as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo arrive in the UK overnight.

VIDEO: European and UK police join forces

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:23
Police from across Europe have been brought to the UK to help catch foreign criminals in Operation Trivium.

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:11
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 23:10
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.

VIDEO: UK Ebola vaccine tests continue

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:44
As UK efforts to find a vaccine for the Ebola virus continues, Tim Muffett met some of those trying to develop new treatments, and some of the volunteers willing to test it.

Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:36
Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.

Hong Kong officials to meet students

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:33
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.

VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 22:31
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

NHS 'to grind to halt' with dementia

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 21:58
The NHS will "grind to a halt" unless more is done to help care for dementia patients in the community, warns Wales' only professor of geriatrics.

More UK medics travel to Ebola area

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 21:35
About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 21:09
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

VIDEO: Bodies of seven women found in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 21:01
The bodies of seven women have been recovered in the US state of Indiana as a man confessed to a recent murder and led authorities to more.
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