National / International News

How to check a bungee jump is safe

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:48
What to check when you sign up for a bungee jump

Benefits safety net 'holes' warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:41
More people will be driven further into poverty unless Welsh policymakers react to a shake-up of the UK's welfare system, a think-tank warns.

Man arrested after two found dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:40
A 23-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after two people died at a house.

Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:40
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.

Commissioner's plea on board posts

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:36
The watchdog for appointments to public bodies says he is disappointed that the Executive is not doing more to deal with a perception that board positions are for "an elite".

NI Nama inquiry to hear evidence

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 21:35
The Department of Finance's most senior civil servant is to give evidence to Stormont's Finance Committee about the £1bn sale of Nama's Northern Ireland loan portfolio later.

Search finds child abuse documents

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 20:59
A search for files about historical child sex abuse claims uncovers a letter from MI5, which said the risk of "political embarrassment" was "greater than the security danger".

Liberians 'pressured to sell land'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 20:26
Communities in Liberia are being pressured to sign away their land to make way for palm oil plantations, according to a campaign group.

Bill Cosby sex lawsuit to continue

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 20:09
A sexual abuse lawsuit against the comedian Bill Cosby can continue after the California Supreme Court rejected a petition to review the case.

S Korea golfer loses army appeal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:59
Two-time PGA Tour-winning golfer Bae Sang-moon will have to return to South Korea for military service after losing a legal bid to delay it.

£390m armoured vehicle deal revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:38
The prime minister announces a £390m contract to service armoured fighting vehicles in Merthyr Tydfil, bringing 250 highly-skilled jobs, ahead of a visit to Wales.

Is religion doing enough to root out abuse?

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:35
The way the Jehovah's Witnesses organisation investigated a claim of sexual abuse raises questions about how religious communities tackle the issue, says Caroline Wyatt.

The origins of the Koran

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:31
Following claims that the world's oldest Koran has been discovered, Behman Sadeghi traces the origins of Islam's holy book.

School trip swimming death tests due

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:25
A post-mortem examination is set to take place later to find out how a 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire died during a school trip to France.

Ainslie starts America's Cup bid

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:20
Sir Ben Ainslie will begin Britain's bid to win the America's Cup for the first time as the opening leg of the race series gets under way in Portsmouth.

Mill blast families to visit site

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 18:15
The families of the four people who are missing after an explosion at a Cheshire mill will visit the site later.

Life with a facial disfigurement

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 17:55
What's it like to be abused for the way you look?

The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 17:33
The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

Greek MPs pass crucial reforms

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 17:27
Greek MPs pass a crucial set of reforms required to secure a new bailout, paving the way for negotiations on a €86bn EU package.

VIDEO: Musicals evolve for teen audience

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 17:26
Jane O'Brien looks at how the musical form is being adapted to suit contemporary audiences.