National / International News

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 00:21
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.

VIDEO: How to 'walk' on the Red Planet

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 00:02
Nasa scientists are turning to virtual reality to interact with their space robots.

VIDEO: The rise of The Great British Bake Off

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 23:16
How did a quirky BBC 2 cooking competition end up beating the X Factor in the ratings battle?

Premier League tackles mental health

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 22:40
Premier League clubs introduce "mental health first aiders"

VIDEO: Syrian fireman's appeal to world

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 22:25
The United States has continued to carry out air-strikes against Islamic State positions around the Syrian town of Kobane, on the border with Turkey.

Super councils: Rate rises for some

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:58
At least 300,000 householders in Northern Ireland will face rate rises as a result of moving into the new so-called super councils, according to figures from the Department of Finance.

HK students call for fresh protests

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:55
Hong Kong's student protest leaders call for a major rally on later on Friday after the government calls off planned talks on democratic reform.

NI Executive agrees to £100m loan

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:51
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees to a loan of up to £100m from the Treasury in order to avoid breaking its annual spending limits.

VIDEO: Where is North Korea's Kim Jong-un?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:48
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un misses a key political anniversary ceremony, amid speculation over his absence from public view.

Marussia to run one car in Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:45
Marussia will run only one car at the Russian Grand Prix following Jules Bianchi's accident at the Japanese Grand Prix.

'I'm praying like crazy for Jules'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:24
Lewis Hamilton says he is praying for injured driver Jules Bianchi but that he cannot allow fear to affect him when he races.

Minister backs Ebola screening plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:22
Home Office Minister defends the UK government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.

N Korea marks event without leader

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:17
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un missed a key political ceremony, state media confirm, amid speculation over his ongoing absence from public view.

VIDEO: UK surgeons helping Gaza wounded

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:08
BBC News follows a group of surgeons from the UK as they take their skills to help treat Palestinians wounded in this year's Gaza conflict.

VIDEO: Chile students protest over education

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 21:08
Student protesters have taken to the streets of Santiago, Chile, over the country's education reforms.

Ebola 'alert' and election campaigns - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:57
The Ebola crisis, and the UK's response to it, is the main story on the front pages of many of Friday's newspapers.

A war within a war: The battles fought by Gaza's medics

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:56
The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons

Japan braced for Typhoon Vongfong

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:52
Japan is bracing for the arrival of a powerful typhoon, Vongfong, which officials have said will be the strongest storm to hit the country this year.

Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 20:41
The Ebola virus is now entrenched in the capitals of the three West African countries at the centre of the outbreak and is spreading, the WHO warns.

Trojan school and council 'mistrust'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-09 19:44
The relationship between a school named in the so-called Trojan Horse letter and Birmingham council has broken down, a report says.