National / International News

Sturgeon backs Police Scotland chief

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:31
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she has "full confidence" in police boss Sir Stephen House who has come under fire over stop-search figures.

VIDEO: Savile's brother 'also abused patients'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:22
Jimmy Savile's brother, Johnny, was also abusing patients an investigation reveals.

VIDEO: Scotland's shock defeat in numbers

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:21
Scotland are still searching for their first World Cup win after suffering a shock one-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in Dunedin.

How do you make rugby a safer sport?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:21
Exercise passports, proper rest, compulsory head-guards for juniors, return to rucking? Tom Fordyce gauges opinion across the sport.

Killer frog disease hits Madagascar

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:21
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.

VIDEO: Threat of war looming in Gaza

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:21
There are growing fears that the war in the Gaza strip could start again.

Attention, Shoppers: Prices For 70 Health Care Procedures Now Online!

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:10

It's not exactly for knee replacements. But a website from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute could helping patients shop around for the best values.

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German nurse gets life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:03
A German former nurse, who admits killing more than 30 patients with lethal drug overdoses, has been jailed for life by a court in Lower Saxony.

Ex-Japan PM opposes nuclear plant

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 05:01
Anti-nuclear campaigners greet the former Prime Minister of Japan to fight plans for the £8bn Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant on Anglesey.

Lollipop man must end 'high-fiving'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:59
Council orders Dumbarton lollipop man to stop "high-fiving" children as they cross the road, due to safety fears.

Judge rules for flight delay payment

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:50
A judge rules that airline cannot delay the payment of compensation due to passengers for delayed flights, setting a precedent for thousands of similar claims.

'Concern' over bugs in shop chicken

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:49
Chickens are growing resistant to antibiotics used to treat bugs which cause food poisoning, according to a new report covering 28 EU countries.

VIDEO: Pope Francis' gaffes - in 60 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:27
Pope Francis has been widely praised for his no-nonsense approach, but his off-the-cuff remarks have sparked criticism in recent months, as BBC News explains

Serbia player threatened at gunpoint

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:24
Serbian player Zarko Udovicic was threatened at gunpoint by his team's own fans after missing a penalty, FIFPro say.

Man found with bomb-making equipment

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:18
A former Syrian doctor admits having a hoard of explosive ingredients and instructions on how to prepare bombs in Edinburgh.

Scotland 'must get over defeat'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:14
Scotland will need time to get over the disappointment of their World Cup defeat by Afghanistan, says captain Preston Mommsen.

Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:13

Ukraine's military says the withdrawal of 100-millimeter guns "is the first step" in a process that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation.

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Paris gunman video 'shows killings'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:00
Details have emerged of footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during a bloody rampage inside a Jewish supermarket, a report says.

Savile: 'How could this be allowed to happen?'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 04:00
Today's investigation into Jimmy Savile reveals how his criminal behaviour "was facilitated by ministers or civil servants".

The art of falling over with dignity

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 03:51
What's the best way to elegantly fall over?