National / International News

VIDEO: Walliams joins SwimBritain relay

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 23:26
A series of swimming relays is taking place across Britain this summer, in an initiative to get more people enjoying the fun and fitness benefits of the sport.

VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 23:24
Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.

Disability hate crime 'overlooked'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 23:13
Police and prosecutors are failing to recognise that abuse of disabled people constitutes hate crime, says a former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales.

VIDEO: Labour 'vows £8 minimum wage'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 22:11
The minimum wage would rise to £8 an hour over the course of the next Parliament if Labour wins the general election, the party's leader Ed Miliband has pledged.

Madness of Premier League loan game

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 21:42
With more players out on loan than registered for the first team, Chelsea are experts at the system. But does it work?

'I would love to partner McIlroy'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 21:18
Graeme McDowell says his friendship with Rory McIlroy is stronger than ever as he prepares for his fourth Ryder Cup.

White House security stepped up

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:48
The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.

VIDEO: Parachute jump marks Arnhem battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:07
Paratroops from Europe and the US have completed parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 19:51
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.

Boy, 2, falls from hotel balcony

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 19:17
A two-year-old boy suffers serious head injuries falling from a mezzanine balcony into the lobby of Liverpool's Hilton Hotel.

What now for Britishness?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 18:01
What now for the sense of Britishness?

UN chief on streets for climate deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 17:38
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

VIDEO: Yemen in UN truce with Shia Houthi

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 17:30
Yemen has agreed to a UN-brokered truce with a Shia Houthi group after a week of mounting clashes in the capital Sanaa raised fears of a sectarian war.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 17:12
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 16:55
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.

Detroit cuts off water for families

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:30
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills

Black America and the spanking debate

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:27
Racism, spankings and an American legacy

Back to the future squeeze

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:24
Scottish government faces tighter pressures on its budget

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

How Liberia lost its handshake

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:15
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake
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