National / International News

Lloyds boost fails to lift FTSE 100

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:44
Shares in Lloyds Banking Group jump 3% after investors welcome its first-quarter results, but the FTSE 100 slides in early trade.

Private school pupils at record high

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:41
The Independent Schools Council says the number of pupils at private schools is at a record high.

'Manny can do one thing, Floyd two'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:36
BBC Sport pools the thoughts of boxers past and present in the build-up to Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao.

May Day dawn draws large crowds

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:21
Crowds gather in the centre of Oxford for the annual May Day celebrations centred on Magdalen Bridge.

Song heralds new bird's arrival

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:05
The distinctive song of a secretive and elusive bird in central China helps researchers to describe it as a new species to science.

Winston first pick in NFL draft

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-01 00:02
Tampa Bay Buccaneers take Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with first pick in the NFL's annual draft.

Step forward for quantum computing

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:50
Scientists have made progress towards correcting the errors that are expected to arise in quantum computing.

Oakland Laws Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:38

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.

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Ask The Vietnamese About War, And They Think China, Not The U.S.

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:30

Vietnam's war with the U.S. lasted just a decade, a mere historical blip compared to its centuries-long feud with China, which has been heating up recently.

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VIDEO: What Nasa's Messenger discovered about Mercury

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:18
NASA's Messenger spacecraft has ended its mission to Mercury by making a planned crash landing on the planet.

VIDEO: Climbers remain at Everest Base Camp

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:09
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from Everest Base Camp where a recovery operation is under way following Saturday's devastating earthquake.

Lloyds loses £660m on TSB sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 23:02
Lloyds Banking Group says it has recorded a loss of £660m on the sale of TSB to Spanish bank Banco de Sabadell.

Tesla unveils battery to power homes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:38
US electric carmaker Tesla Motors unveils batteries that can power homes and businesses in a bid to expand beyond its vehicle business.

VIDEO: Newsround kids put Nick Clegg on spot

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:06
Four Newsround viewers spoke to the leader of the Liberal Democrat party, Nick Clegg, to ask him questions about education, why people should trust him, and paying for the NHS.

Why riches alone can't revive boxing

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 22:05
The hype over Mayweather-Pacquiao is understandable but the super-fight excludes the average fan, says BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

Jam tart record bid for Alice party

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 21:44
A Conwy town marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland with a world record bid for the longest line of jam tarts.

VIDEO: Fears in Odessa over fragile ceasefire

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 21:40
The ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine is largely holding, but Nato's top military commander says he's concerned the lull is being used to prepare another offensive.

Funeral of unidentified baby boy due

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 21:35
The funeral of an unidentified baby boy found dead on a path almost two years ago is to be held.

McCausland 'acted inappropriately'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 21:29
Former Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland acted inappropriately by attempting to extend a Housing Executive contract with a maintenance firm, a Stormont committee finds.

Abortion law change 'not happening'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-30 21:27
The first minister has told the BBC a recommendation by the justice minister to change the law on abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality is doomed.

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