National / International News

Nurses' morale 'at all-time low'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 21:19
District nurses in Northern Ireland are under-staffed, under-resourced and often abused while treating patients in the community, according to the Royal College of Nursing.

VIDEO: Mass rally backs Greek bailout plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 21:15
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday evening to support their new government.

VIDEO: Dutch chimps 'learn Scottish accent'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 21:05
Chimpanzees from The Netherlands who were moved to Edinburgh Zoo appear to have learnt to speak in a Scottish accent.

Terror fears hit Somali fund service

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:58
A California bank is to close its money transfer service to Somalia over concerns the funds are being channelled to militants.

East Timor PM Gusmao offers to quit

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:53
East Timor's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao - who led the nation to independence from Indonesia in 2002 - submits his resignation letter.

Custody cells 'among worst seen'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:27
Custody suites in Kent are "among the worst" seen by inspectors, with racist and pornographic graffiti daubed on the walls, the prison watchdog says.

Harvard bans student-teacher affairs

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:24
Harvard University introduces a total ban on relationships between professors and students in bid to stop sexual harassment.

VIDEO: Winter snow 'breaks Europe records'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:05
Severe winter weather has been causing chaos for many across parts of Europe, including Sweden, Italy and Spain.

Southern China market blaze kills 17

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 19:59
A fire in a small wholesale market in southern China's Guangdong province kills 17 people, state media say.

Wild birds 'may spread flu virus'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 19:02
Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists.

Mental health detentions 'a scandal'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 18:44
The number of people with mental health illnesses being detained in police cells is a "scandal", and the practice must end, MPs say.