National / International News

Tory donor 'contender for Ofsted job'

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:28
Conservative Party donor David Ross is reported to be in contention to be the new chairman of Ofsted.

£1m canal storm repairs complete

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:22
Work costing £1m to repair a section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is complete six months after it was damaged by winter storms.

Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:14

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.

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Two Sisters Share One's Road To Recovery

NPR News - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:12

When Shirlene English was immobilized by a stroke in 2000, her sister Loretta stepped up as chief caregiver. Then Loretta's father developed dementia, and she stepped up again.

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PM 'wants answers' on abuse dossier

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 01:09
David Cameron asks a senior civil servant to find "all the answers" about the handling of a dossier on alleged paedophiles at Westminster in the 1980s.

Singer honoured by NI university

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:45
The singer Katie Melua, who spent part of her childhood in Northern Ireland, is to receive an honorary degree from Queen's University, Belfast.

Ryan Giggs given honorary doctorate

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:19
Manchester United's most capped player, Ryan Giggs, is made an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Bolton.

1995 murder probe shelved by police

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:07
An inquiry into the 1995 shooting of a Cambridgeshire doorman is "filed" because police are "unable to push the investigation forward".

VIDEO: Baby rhino cared for by sheep surrogate

BBC - Sat, 2014-07-05 00:06
A baby rhino who was saved after his mother was killed by poachers is on the road to recovery, his rescuers have said.

US policeman seen 'pummelling' woman

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 23:18
The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the head of a prostrate woman.

Can Brazil cope without their fantasy footballer?

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 22:24
It is back to reality for Brazil as the "irreplaceable" Neymar suffers a tournament-ending injury, writes Phil McNulty.

'Smiling sex predator' Rolf's sentence - papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 21:53
Shamed entertainer Rolf Harris's jail sentence for a series of child sex attacks dominates Saturday's front-page headlines.

Harris backlash in native Australia

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 21:19
Australia rushes to distance itself from disgraced entertainer

'Kidnap' mum extradition 'very sad'

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 21:06
The extradition of a mother charged with kidnapping her children is described as the "final step" in a "very painful time" by her former sister-in-law.

Australia in row over Tamil refugees

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 20:47
Australia is refusing to comment on the fate of more than 200 Tamil asylum seekers reportedly intercepted in the country's northern waters.

PC resigns over sawn-off shotgun

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 20:35
A police officer resigned after admitting possessing a sawn-off shotgun, it is revealed.

Woman, 89, conned out of £100,000

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 20:27
An 89-year-old woman is conned out of £100,000 by scammers posing as bank officials and police.

In pictures: 4 July celebrations in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 19:35
Celebrations to mark the nation's independence from Britain in 1776 take many forms but one thing is certain - the stars and stripes take centre stage.

VIDEO: The changing face of BBC TV News

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 19:25
As the BBC marks the 60th anniversary of its first TV news bulletin, we take a look through six decades of broadcast journalism.

Russia backs law on web data storage

BBC - Fri, 2014-07-04 19:22
Russia's lower house of parliament passes a law requiring internet companies to store Russian citizens' personal data inside the country.
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