National / International News

Ex-PM aide charged over abuse images

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:12
Patrick Rock. a former senior adviser to the prime minister, has been charged by police over child abuse images.

Kaiser Chiefs kick off Glastonbury

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 08:02
The Kaiser Chiefs take to the stage as the music at the Glastonbury Festival gets under way, with heavy rain predicted to blight the weekend.

Battling the Botnets

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:58
What viruses reveal about people's dependence on machines

GMB members vote to join strike day

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:53
Members of the GMB union will join a day of action in July that could see more than one million workers on strike in total.

Race to save Banksy artwork fails

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:52
A bid to raise £1m to keep a Banksy artwork in Cheltenham fails to hit its target within a businesswoman's self-imposed deadline.

Weekendish: Australian camels and a 'boring' beekeeper

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:50
Some of the best stories and reads from this week

Ballymurphy: Not all soldiers traced

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:49
The Army has not identified all the paratroopers involved in an operation in west Belfast in which 10 people were shot dead, a coroner's court is told.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:49
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images

VIDEO: Faulty fighter jet lands on stool at sea

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:44
The US military has released video of a fighter pilot landing his jet on a ship faultlessly and without full landing gear.

VIDEO: School shut as police hunt 'armed man'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:33
Police in Cornwall are involved in an armed hunt for a man they fear might be carrying a gun.

Eritrea faces UN human rights probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:32
The UN's Human Rights Council sets up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.

Police deny 'failure' over jihadists

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:32
The head of Wales' counter-terrorism unit denies that police are failing to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims, after a video emerges of two Cardiff men preaching jihad.

Sheltering Ebola-infected 'a crime'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:30
Sierra Leone warns it is a crime to shelter Ebola virus patients who are in hiding, after almost 400 deaths from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

US moves to stop using landmines

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:21
The US says it will no longer produce or buy anti-personnel landmines to replace expiring stocks and is moving towards joining a worldwide ban.

VIDEO: Turkey's Ramadan drummers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:18
Drummer Seydi Urut explains why he became a drummer and why it is so important to him.

White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:14

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.

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VIDEO: Creating a computer game phenomenon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:12
The story behind the creation of the Witcher gaming blockbuster in Poland.

Tax fugitive jailed for £11.6m scam

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Michael Voudouri, who fled Scotland to Cyprus after admitting a £11.6m VAT scam in 2012, is jailed for 11 and a half years.

Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:04
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.

Second seed Li suffers shock defeat

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-27 07:01
Second seed Li Na is beaten 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) by Barbora Strycova in the third round of the women's singles.
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