National / International News

Middle East: Obama's problem that will not go away

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:44
President Obama wants to focus on the Asia-Pacific, but finds himself mired in the problems of the Middle East, says Jonathan Marcus.

VIDEO: Electric roller skates 'save time'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:43
A French inventor has unveiled what he is claiming is a "personal transportation system" at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas.

Cancer cases to reach 'record high'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:42
A record 2.5 million people will be "living with cancer" in the UK in 2015, according to the charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

VIDEO: Picture This: Cowboys and East Indians

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:37
In her book of short-stories, Nina McConigley describes what it is like to be the "wrong kind of Indian" in Wyoming

Lib Dems in NHS funding pledge

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:34
The Liberal Democrats would plug the NHS funding gap by ploughing the proceeds of economic growth into public services, the party says.

Student Tuition Now Outweighs State Funding At Public Colleges

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:33

From 2003 to 2012, state funding decreased by 12 percent overall while median tuition rose 55 percent across all public colleges," the General Accountability Office says.

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NY mayor rejects police funeral snub

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:27
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rebukes police officers who turned their backs on him as he spoke at the funerals of two officers.

Islamic State and the idea of statehood

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:19
Islamic State has the flag and the territory, so why isn't it a country?

Scottish firms 'gloomier' on exports

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:13
Scottish firms have become much gloomier about their export prospects, according to a survey by Bank of Scotland.

Golf in 2015: 10 key questions

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:11
A career Grand Slam for Rory McIlroy? A successful comeback for Tiger Woods ? Iain Carter asks what 2015 might hold.

The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:04
The people pushed out of Ethiopia's fertile farmland

Lookahead 2015: 'The future is here'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:04
Data breaches, citizen coders and smart car parks

'Burglar's shopping list' flaw fixed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:02
An online service recommended by most of the UK's police forces has fixed a privacy flaw after being alerted by an expert.

A&E performance 'to hit new low'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:02
A&E waiting times in England have fallen to their worst level for a decade, figures out later are expected to show.

First-time buyers highest since 2007

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 15:01
The number of first-time buyers in 2014 rose to its highest level in seven years, according to one of the UK's largest lenders, the Halifax.

Scottish nurses 'tax' - front pages

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:49
Claims Labour's planned mansion tax could help pay for Scottish nurses and Sarah Ferguson's comments on claims against Prince Andrew attract headlines.

Rodgers eyes Cup final for Gerrard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:33
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the FA Cup final would be a "wonderful send-off" for the departing Steven Gerrard.

VIDEO: Moment fireworks factory explodes

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:31
The dramatic moment a fireworks factory exploded in Colombia has been captured on camera.

VIDEO: 'The Beast' shows off his silky skills

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:14
AFC Wimbledon's Adebayo Akinfenwa shows off his silky skills against Liverpool in the FA Cup third round.

Four arrested over house gun attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03
Four men have been arrested over a gun attack on a house in Omagh, County Tyrone, on New Year's night.