National / International News

Australia bans Barrier Reef dumping

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:28
Australian government to legislate permanent ban on dumping of capital dredge spoil to protect Great Barrier Reef from deteriorating further.

Asia shares start week mostly higher

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:16
Asian shares began the week mostly higher, shrugging off Friday's downbeat session on Wall Street amid anticipation of higher interest rates.

Somewhere to work

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:15
Is job security now unrealistic?

Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:14
Cyclone Pam has "wiped out" development in Vanuatu, its president says, amid ongoing concern over residents of the Pacific nation's outlying islands.

British Museum tops UK visitor sites

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:06
London's British Museum continues to be the most popular visitor attraction in the UK, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

Eighteen minutes to change the world

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:05
18 minutes to change the world

Inactive child 'will be couch potato'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 18:02
Children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to become middle-aged couch potatoes, a study suggests.

Oxford to rule on coal investments

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:55
The University of Oxford will decide whether to pull out of its investments in coal and oil sands later.

Pioneering surgery 'saves bowels'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:51
Pioneering surgeons have developed a technique to preserve the bowels when removing dangerous pre-cancerous growths.

VIDEO: Elton calls for D&G boycott

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:51
Elton John has called for a boycott of Dolce & Gabbana after the designers make what he calls "archaic" comments on IVF and same-sex parents.

Saddam's tomb destroyed near Tikrit

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:39
The tomb of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been almost completely levelled in fighting near the city of Tikrit, new footage reveals.

China is third largest arms exporter

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:36
China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.

School fund gap 'costs 40 teachers'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:23
Schools in the worst-funded areas of England get on average nearly £2m less - enough for 40 teachers - than those in the best-funded ones, experts say.

The traditional mystics going online

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:23
The traditional mystics who are going online

Does money make you mean?

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:16
Why being wealthy could make you a meaner person

Venezuela leader to govern by decree

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 17:00
The Venezuelan National Assembly approves legislation granting President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until the end of the year.

Toto bass-player Mike Porcaro dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 16:40
Mike Porcaro, bass-player of US rock band Toto which had hits with Africa and Rosanna, dies at 59 after a long battle with Motor neurone disease.

How your pension pot could run dry

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 16:24
How much money can you afford to take from your pension pot, if you don't want to run out of cash before you die?

High Street shops disappearing faster

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 16:10
The number of high street shops fell sharply last year after many more stores closed than opened, research suggests.

'Syria trio' and Blair role rethink

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-15 16:09
The detention in Turkey of three British teenagers thought to be on their way to Syria and speculation over Tony Blair's role as Middle East peace envoy attract headlines.