National / International News

Queen to visit ex-concentration camp

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 17:14
The Queen will visit the site of the World War Two concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, in Germany, later, as she ends her state visit to the country.

VIDEO: 1,000 dead in Pakistan heatwave

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:49
Local media reports in Pakistan say that the death toll from the country's heatwave has passed 1,000.

Sun cream labelling 'confuses buyers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:41
There is huge confusion over the labels on sun creams, and manufacturers should all use the same rating system, says the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Murder appeal renewed 15 years on

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:38
Police renew an appeal for information 15 years after a man was stabbed to death in his flat.

Cancer centres receive £15m boost

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:31
Cancer Research UK is investing £15m in its research hubs in Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester.

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns Is No. 1 NBA Draft Pick

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:28

Towns was widely expected to be chosen first. He and the other top two picks each played only one season in college.

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Online game 'may control snacking'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:26
A computer game could help some people control their unhealthy snacking habits, suggests a small study from the University of Exeter.

Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:12

Unvision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were 'rapists,' among other things.

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EastEnders' Robbie returns to Square

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:09
Actor Dean Gaffney is reprising his role as Robbie Jackson in BBC One soap EastEnders for six episodes later this year.

Main stages opening at Glastonbury

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:04
Fans at the Glastonbury festival get ready for the first day of music on the main stages - and hope the weather does not dampen spirits.

Luxury consumer goods thrive in Iran

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:03
Iranians love luxury goods - and there could be a new market there for the big international brands.

The decline of religion in the West

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 16:01
The idea of an inherent conflict between law and religion is a very modern one, says Ed Stourton.

'Britain's broken railways'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:45
Cuts to Network Rail's programme of improvements and the replacement of its chairman are major news in Friday's press.

Hustlers Convention: A lost classic

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:29
A lost classic of rap features in new documentary

Can game theory explain the Greek debt crisis?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:22
Can a game explain the crisis facing Greece?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:21
What was removed from Naomi Campbell's Wikipedia entry?

Tennis's reluctant transgender pioneer

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:19
The 1970s transgender pioneer who fought to play and won

Ferry workers begin 24-hour strike

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:05
Two thirds of ferry services on the west coast of Scotland have been suspended as RMT union members in Caledonian MacBrayne's workforce begin a 24-hour strike.

VIDEO: Bridge across Ukraine's front line

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:05
Tom Burridge visits the bridge in Luhansk that connects rebel-held territory with the rest of the country.

Chocolate firms' sticky dilemma

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 15:02
Should chocolate makers go niche or mass-market?