National / International News

VIDEO: Maud, 90, on how life can be lonely

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:31
Maud, 90, speaks to the BBC about her feelings of isolation.

MH370: Caution urged on debris find

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:27
Malaysia says it would be "premature" to speculate whether debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion comes from the missing flight MH370.

Tunisia and Greece hit Thomas Cook

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:26
Travel firm Thomas Cook says its profits will be hit by the impact of last month's attack on a tourist beach on Tunisia and worries over events in Greece.

Joshua best in 25 years - Klitschko

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:26
World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says Anthony Joshua is the most promising boxer he's seen.

Sony's net profit more than triples

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:23
Japanese tech giant Sony sees its net profit more than triple in the April-to-June quarter, helped by strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games.

Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:19
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims that he lied on his visa application form.

In pictures: Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:19
Simon Norfolk's landscapes of Afghanistan

Chung wants to be Fifa president

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:12
The major shareholder of South Korean industrial giant Hyundai wants to replace Sepp Blatter as Fifa president.

Myanmar frees almost 7,000 prisoners

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:12
Myanmar releases 6,966 prisoners, including 210 foreigners, ahead of polls in November - but it is not clear if political prisoners are among those freed.

India state funeral for Abdul Kalam

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:06
Former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam is given a full state funeral in his native town in Rameswaram in South India.

VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 23:04
Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.

The reluctant icon ready to make history

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:57
Laura Bassett says she is focused on making history with Notts County, not on overwriting any World Cup heartache.

VIDEO: Worldies, free-kicks & cheeky headers

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:34
Watch some of the best goals from Women's FA Cup finals before Saturday's showpiece between Chelsea and Notts County.

VIDEO: Leap into the dark: Perils of 'tombstoning'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:34
There are fresh warnings about the dangers of so-called "tombstoning" - an activity which involves jumping off cliffs, piers, or harbour walls into water for fun.

RBS reports 27% quarterly profit rise

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:29
Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 27% increase in second-quarter profit after booking more mortgage business.

Royal Dutch Shell to cut 6,500 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:22
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it is to shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost cutting plans.

British Gas owner cuts 6,000 jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:14
Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at the British Gas business.

Further searches for missing man

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:08
Searching is set to continue into a fourth day for a man who went missing after the Dornoch Show last weekend.

De Gea saga unfavourable - Van Gaal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:07
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says goalkeeper David De Gea's link to Real Madrid has caused a problem.

Deadly landslides hit Nepal villages

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:58
At least 16 people are killed after torrential rain triggers landslides in western Nepal, with fears the toll could rise.