National / International News

VIDEO: Taiwan's worst drought in 67 years

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:39
Taiwan is facing its worst drought in 67 years, with the island reservoirs at dangerously low levels - water is rationed and power could be next.

Exercise 'buys five years for elderly'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:38
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, a study suggests.

Obama makes transport funding pledge

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:32
President Barack Obama says the US must invest more in its infrastructure, in the wake of a train derailment in Philadelphia that claimed eight lives.

Coup failed, Burundi mutineer says

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:15
One of the leaders of the attempted coup in Burundi says that the plot has failed, as the president says he is back in the country

WW1 objectors recognised in archive

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:10
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.

VIDEO: Woman 'recovering' after bear attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:00
A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.

The Muslim women fighting radicalisation

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:54
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal, outlines five things he has learned from Muslim women's groups.

Human rights law is Gove's big challenge

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:51
The Conservative government has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what will take its place, asks Clive Coleman.

Is exam stress eased by small pigs?

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:42
Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves

Call for ambulance response shake-up

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:35
A senior Scottish paramedic calls for a new system of targets for ambulance response times to reflect which incidents need a fast call-out.

Scottish Power's 'record complaints'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:34
Scottish Power receives the highest number of complaints ever for a UK energy provider in a three-month period, according to Citizens Advice.

Shaun the Sheep statues go on show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:30
The first giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by local artists, are going on show before a public art trail opens across Bristol this summer.

More beaches face quality failures

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:18
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.

Candy Crush maker shares plunge 14%

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-14 17:16
Shares of the maker of popular mobile game Candy Crush fall as much as over 14% in after hours trading after it warned of weaker profits.