National / International News

'Red tape' holding back business

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:45
Small firms say they are suffering from an excess of red tape and paperwork with new powers for Wales resulting in more regulations.

VIDEO: New guidance on anti-alcohol pill

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:40
A pill designed to reduce alcohol consumption among problem drinkers looks set to be made available to NHS patients in England and Wales.

PM Modi addresses India on radio

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:39
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first radio speech in a bid to reach out to tens of millions of Indians with no access to television.

Funeral for nuns killed in crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:34
The funeral is to take place later of two nuns who were killed in a car crash earlier this week in County Down.

Cameron in Kabul for Afghan talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:30
UK Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Kabul for talks with new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Cuts 'to affect interface policing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:26
The chief constable says budget restraints will impact negatively on the force's ability to police interface areas.

I must master 'computer game track'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:26
Lewis Hamilton on how his love for the Suzuka track started during his childhood when he played it on a computer game.

VIDEO: Kurd army being trained in Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:25
Kurdish fighters are being trained by the German army in Northern Bavaria.

Mental health work pilots launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
The government launches pilot schemes to help unemployed people with mental health problems find work.

Workplace drug testing 'on the rise'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
Leading screening companies say workplace drug testing has significantly increased as businesses become increasingly aware of occupational drug use.

McCanns critical after libel payout

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:57
Kate and Gerry McCann say press regulation is still not working, after receiving £55,000 in libel damages from the Sunday Times.

Question Time criticised over Alice

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:54
The BBC's Question Time is criticised by the sister of Alice Gross after it featured a question relating to the murdered schoolgirl.

VIDEO: Pele, Hingis, Woods - young sport stars

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:52
As Max Verstappen makes his Formula 1 debut at just 17 years old, BBC Sport look back at some other young achievers.

Police 'overwhelmed' by abuse images

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:36
Police forces are struggling to cope with the mountain of child abuse images they have to deal with, according to children's charity the NSPCC.

WW2 heroes to receive Russian medal

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:22
The Russian embassy is honouring 30 war veterans in Southampton for taking crucial supplies to Russia during World War Two.

VIDEO: US monitoring 100 'in Ebola contact'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:57
Public health officials in Texas are tracking 100 people who are believed to have had contact with the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.

Talks accepted amid HK stand-off

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:53
Protesters blockading key parts of Hong Kong agree to talks with the government, hours after Chief Executive CY Leung rejected calls to step down.

Australia approves strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:51
The Australian cabinet gives its approval for fighter jets to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq.

US cameraman in Liberia has Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:34
A freelancer working for NBC News in Liberia is to be flown home to the US after contracting the virus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.

Texas abortion restrictions upheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:58
A US appeals court rules Texas can enforce restrictions on abortion clinics under a contested state law, which may force many such facilities to close.