National / International News

Data jams as net hardware bug bites

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:05
Data traffic jams are being forecast as some older networking hardware is caught out by the growth of the net.

Caption Challenge: Westminster Shauns

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Pope urges dialogue between Koreas

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 04:00
Pope Francis urges dialogue between the Koreas instead of "displays of force" as he begins his Asia visit, as North Korea fires rockets.

Boss 'stole from struggling charity'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:54
A race equality charity chief's fraud trial hears claims about how he used the organisation's cash to pay for life assurance for his wife.

Top A-level grades improve in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:48
The percentage of Welsh students achieving the highest A-level grades rises for the first time in five years, but the overall pass rate falls.

VIDEO: The best opening-weekend moments

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:42
As we count down to the start of the 2014-15 season, BBC Sport remembers some of the finest opening-weekend moments.

Brazil mourns presidential candidate

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:41
Brazil's president declares three days of mourning after the death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos in a plane crash.

AUDIO: Talha Ahsan cell was 'concrete tomb'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:31
Talha Ahsan's brother says Theresa May should apologise for the "horrible agony" caused by his extradition.

Berlin bans Uber on 'safety grounds'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:23
Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.

Man and woman jump from burning flat

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:15
A man and a woman jump from the window of their second floor West Midlands flat to escape a fire.

Jackson video premiered on Twitter

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:09
The video for the latest Michael Jackson single is premiered on Twitter as the social network outlines plans to make money from clips on its service.

PODCAST: Now playing in digital

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-08-14 03:00

Some not so great economic news out of Europe: gross domestic product is out for the second quarter, and across the board, economic growth was flat in the Eurozone. Germany, Europe's largest economy, contracted in the second quarter. But some say the future is already looking better. Plus, many companies have wellness programs that encourage workers to exercise or manage conditions such as diabetes. But the workplace has lagged in dealing with mental health issues. More on addressing employee well-being beyond physical conditions. And when you catch a new movie at the multiplex, chances are it's digital projection technology-- that means no scratched frames or dropped dialog. But digital is proving a tough sell to smaller theaters who can't afford the high cost of converting screens


Day in pictures: 14 August 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:59
24 hours of news photos: 14 August

Rain warning for parts of Wales

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:55
A warning of severe rain is issued for parts of Wales with a threat of localised surface flooding and lightning.

Russian PM's Twitter account hacked

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:54
The Twitter feed of Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday, with the infiltrators posting a message saying he had resigned.

Pharmaceutical firm creates 348 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:50
Almac, the Craigavon-based pharmaceutical group, is creating 348 jobs in a £54m investment.

April killer jail attack damages bid

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:43
Mark Bridger who abducted and murdered April Jones, who was five, seeks compensation after he was slashed by a fellow inmate with a knife made from a razor.

'Prepare for rate rise' say lenders

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:39
The number of UK homes repossessed during the Spring fell, but households have been warned to prepare for rate rises, lenders have said.

Life term for 'Bandit Queen' murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:28
A man convicted of the 2001 murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi is jailed for life by a court in the Indian capital, Delhi.

AUDIO: Homeland's Harewood on missing London

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 02:18
Homeland actor David Harewood, currently working in Los Angeles, explains why he loves London.

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