National / International News

Wiggins retains California lead

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 22:11
Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins maintains his lead of 28 seconds in the Tour of California with three stages remaining.

VIDEO: 'Apocalyptic' scenes as wildfires rage

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:52
Firefighters beat back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, but a flare-up of a wildfire in San Marcos has forced new evacuations.

VIDEO: UK tourists evacuated from Kenya

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:46
British tourists are being evacuated from Kenya by tour operators Thomson and First Choice following a terrorism warning from the Foreign Office.

VIDEO: World Cup moments: Battiston knocked out

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:29
BBC Sport counts down 100 of the greatest World Cup moments, as the 2014 tournament in Brazil draws nearer.

BJP leads in India election vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:24
India's main opposition BJP is making hefty gains over the ruling Congress party as votes cast during a mammoth general election are counted.

Survey reveals teenage self-harming

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:16
One in ten 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland who took part in a new study say they have considered self-harming or taking an overdose.

Funeral for air crash serviceman

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 21:15
The funeral takes place for one of two Welsh soldiers killed in a helicopter accident in Afghanistan.

Science under scrutiny - the front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:30
Some papers examine claims over the publication of research on climate change and statins, while others wonder if Prince Harry is buying a pub.

VIDEO: Bangladesh ferry capsizes in storm

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:14
A ferry carrying at least 200 people capsizes on a river during a storm in Bangladesh; a number of bodies have been recovered, police say.

VIDEO: Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:10
Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.

UK fossil fuels 'gone in five years'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 20:01
The UK's proven reserves of oil, coal and gas will run out in little more than five years, a report looking at energy resources warns.

VIDEO: 7,900-bed property to let, south London

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:47
Stephen Smith reports for Newsnight on London's disused World War Two deep-level air-raid shelters, including one that is available to rent.

'Jail for a day' think tank call

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:42
Offenders who breach a community sentence should be sent to jail "for a day or two", says a think tank created by Iain Duncan Smith.

California sees wildfire 'flare-up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
Firefighters beat back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, but a flare-up of a wildfire in San Marcos has forced new evacuations.

Enterprise funds unspent, say MPs

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
MPs say billions of pounds of Government funds set aside to boost economic growth and jobs around the country are still unspent.

London boost for women bishops plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:46
The Diocese of London - one of two Church of England regions not to pass a proposed women bishops law in 2012 - has voted in favour of the latest proposal.

WW1 PoW cemetery restored in Poland

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33
Headstones commemorating 39 UK soldiers who died at a prisoner of war camp during World War One are erected in northern Poland.

More boys charged over park murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:09
Boys aged 15 and 16 are charged with murdering a teenager stabbed in a west London park, bringing the total charged to three.

What impact will more Eurosceptics have on EU Parliament?

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:06
What a rise in Eurosceptics might mean for EU parliament

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-15 17:04
Which accent did David Tennant admit struggling with?
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