National / International News

Scots 'want immigration cut' - poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 22:22
Almost two-thirds of Scots think immigration should be cut, with women and older people more likely to be opposed to it, according to a BBC poll.

M4 relief road challenge in court

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 22:18
The saga of the £1bn M4 relief road is taking another twist with an environmental group going to court to challenge how the decision to go ahead was made.

Can Van Gaal save Man Utd's season?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 22:17
With Manchester United's last trophy chance over, Phil McNulty asks if Louis van Gaal can rescue his side's season.

NZ reveals milk formula threat

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 22:17
A New Zealand national farming body and dairy giant Fonterra are sent threats to poison milk powder in an apparent pesticide protest, say officials.

Quadruple death crash probe ongoing

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 22:06
Investigations are continuing into a crash which killed four people and left three others in hospital.

US envoy leaves S Korea hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 21:34
Mark Lippert, the US ambassador to South Korea who was attacked with a knife at a meeting last week, is discharged from hospital.

VIDEO: Ukraine rebel pullback 'significant'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 21:11
The Ukrainian president confirms that pro-Russian rebels in the east have withdrawn a "significant" amount of heavy weapons under a ceasefire plan.

VIDEO: Dramatic footage of US train crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 21:08
Amateur footage emerges of a passenger train derailing after crashing into a truck and trailer that had become stuck between the barriers at a crossing.

Ivory Coast former first lady jailed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 20:33
A court in Ivory Coast sentences former first lady Simone Gbagbo to 20 years in jail for her role in post-election violence after the 2010 poll.

The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-09 20:03

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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Hillsborough chief to give evidence

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 20:00
David Duckenfield, match commander at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster where 96 football fans were fatally injured, is due to give evidence at the inquests later.

Queen to name new 'superliner' ship

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:56
Southampton hosts the Queen for the official naming ceremony of Britannia, a "superliner" which will operate from the city.

Psychiatric unit rape probe arrest

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:55
A care worker at an NHS psychiatric unit in Devon is arrested on suspicion of raping a female patient, the BBC learns.

Forced-retirement police seek payout

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:54
More than 1,000 ex-senior police officers are seeking compensation after being forced to retire under the controversial A19 regulation.

Outside judge to take Ferguson cases

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:07
A state judge will oversee the court in Ferguson, Missouri, after a highly critical US Department of Justice report.

Funding boost for ailing car industry

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:05
Australian government says it plans to restore hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer assistance to the ailing car manufacturing sector.

Bangladesh expels North Korea envoy

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-09 19:03
Bangladesh asks North Korea to remove one of its envoys after he was caught trying to smuggle 27kg (59lb) of gold into the country.