National / International News

'Eviction rise risk' with rent plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 23:22
Plans to renovate the rental sector in Wales could mean less security for private tenants and an increased eviction risk, it is claimed.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 23:08
Pogba could leave for more than £80m, Chelsea in for De Bruyne, Alves keen on Man Utd switch, plus more.

'Low awareness' about wildlife trade

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 22:59
Front-line transport workers largely lack awareness about how criminal networks disguise illegal wildlife products, a summit in Bangkok finds.

What next for Rotherham Council?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 22:55
What next for the town that some people are ashamed to call home? asks the BBC's Dan Johnson.

VIDEO: How did TransAsia GE235 crash?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 22:26
Investigators are trying to establish why a TransAsia Airlines plane crashed in Taiwan, leaving 35 people dead.

Brief Cease-Fire In Ukraine Lets Civilians Escape Renewed Fighting

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 21:14

Buses were allowed to carry people out of harm's way during a stay of hostilities, which have displaced some 1.6 million. Talks between Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are to continue Sunday.

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Painting sale sets $300m record

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 21:11
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 20:27
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agree in Moscow to work on a peace blueprint they will put to Ukraine's president on Sunday.

Supermarkets urged to move daffodils

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 20:23
Supermarkets are urged by health officials to move daffodils away from their traditional location near fruit and vegetables - in case they are mistaken for food.

Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 19:30
Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

Rare Ferrari sells for 14m euros

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 18:43
A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.

Reward paid for 'Fast Eddie' tip-off

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 18:31
A woman who tipped off police about a fugitive who fled to the United States for nearly 20 years is paid a five-figure reward.

Venezuela seizes supermarket chain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 17:44
The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.

Bombings go beyond Ukraine battle zone

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 17:14
Bombings target Ukraine's military installations, transport infrastructure and civilian facilities.