National / International News

VIDEO: White House objects to Obama selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:26
The White House has objected to the tweeting of a selfie snapped by a member of a leading baseball team which included President Obama in the photograph.

Teachers in limbo on cyber bullying

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 21:24
Cyber bullying among children in Ireland is a growing problem and teachers are not sure how to deal with it, a new survey suggests.

Expenses 'fury' and smog 'misery' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 20:47
Some papers focus on the reaction to Culture Secretary Maria Miller's apology to MPs over her expenses claims, while others lead on the UK's pollution situation.

Fatal attack dog owner pleads guilty

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:15
A man admits owning a dangerous dog that fatally attacked a pregnant woman in her own home.

N Korea crew missing after capsize

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 19:00
Two sailors die and 11 more are missing as a cargo ship carrying a North Korean crew sinks off South Korea.

'Panic buying' fuels home price rise

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 18:21
Buyers competing to get on the property ladder and a lack of properties is driving house prices up in Manchester, an estate agent says.

VIDEO: Fort Hood mourns shooting victims

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:41
The communities around the Fort Hood military base are mourning the three victims of Ivan Lopez's shooting rampage.

Texas executes man after drug ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:31
A killer is put to death in the US state of Texas after a court rejects defence lawyers' demands for the source of its lethal injection drug.

Malaysia 'will not give up' search

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:08
Malaysia will not give up on the search for missing flight MH370, Prime Minister Najib Razak says as he visits the search hub in Perth.

'Shocked' Senate votes on CIA report

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 17:06
The US Senate Intelligence Committee recommends the publication of part of its report into the "brutal" CIA interrogation of terror suspects.

Hi-tech fire alarm in safety halt

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 16:45
Google-owned Nest halts sales of its Nest Protect fire alarm after the firm found that users could accidentally disable the device by waving their arms.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 16:15
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

The cult French novel that inspired Game of Thrones

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 16:12
Did a cult French novel inspire Game of Thrones?

Your pavement squiggles decoded

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 16:11
Readers' pictures of road squiggles - decoded by experts

White House anger over Obama selfie

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 16:10
The White House criticises Samsung for promoting a "selfie" photo taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz with President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court Stays Out Of Texas Execution Case

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 15:49

Attorneys sought a stay of execution because Texas refused to reveal details about the drugs it used to execute convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells.

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Living with landmines

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 15:48
Tackling the hidden weapons left behind

Shock of the Fall up for book prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 15:43
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer, this year's Costa winner, leads the longlist for this year's Desmond Elliott prize for first-time writers.

Lung cancer survival rates 'poor'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 15:41
Half of people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support which looked at cancer survival rates.

Afghan elections: What is at stake

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 15:34
What is at stake and who are the main players?
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