National / International News

VIDEO: Helmand's drug abuse problem

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:04
The abundance of raw opium in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan has led to a huge problem with drug abuse.

Family defends paramilitary funeral

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:02
The granddaughter of veteran republican Peggy O'Hara defends the use of paramilitary displays at her wake and funeral.

Escaped horse causes motorway delays

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 23:02
A horse that escaped from an overturned horsebox on the M40 in Buckinghamshire causes lengthy delays while it is re-captured.

Gold price falls to five-year low

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 22:23
The price of gold falls 4% to its lowest in more than five years as talk of a rise in US interest rates this year leads investors to sell the precious metal.

'US friendly fire' kills Afghans

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 22:11
Eight Afghan soldiers believed killed by US helicopter strike in "friendly fire" incident near capital Kabul.

50 Cent sex tape case 'can proceed'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:50
A US judge rules that a court case over a sex tape can go ahead against rapper 50 Cent, despite his bankruptcy filing last week.

'One-man teams don't win Davis Cup'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:35
Andy Murray on Great Britain's Davis Cup win over France, frustration, emotion - and getting away from tennis.

VIDEO: Horn's-eye view from Rhino-cam

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:31
A British team has developed a system to help protect wild rhinos, which could be extinct within the next ten years, because they are hunted by poachers for their lucrative ivory tusks.

Body on side of road probe on going

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:20
Inquiries are continuing into the unexplained death of a man whose body was found on the side of a road in Neath Port Talbot.

Suspected migrant boat off Australia

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
A boat is sighted off the West Australian coast which could be carrying the first asylum seekers to make it to Australia in about 12 months.

VIDEO: Dover's 'atmospheric' WW2 tunnels

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
John Maguire reports from the World War Two tunnels built beneath the white cliffs of Dover, which are opening to the public for the first time.

Harbour 'impediment to new projects'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:16
The firm developing Belfast's Titanic Quarter accuses Belfast Harbour of being an "impediment" to new projects in the area.

Organ donations up as new law looms

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:11
The number of people donating their organs has increased, figures released five months before a new presumed consent scheme begins show.

Mental health callouts 'at 15 a day'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:05
A police force attends the equivalent of almost 15 mental health incidents a day, figures show.

VIDEO: Greek restaurants to feel the pinch

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 21:05
The BBC's Mark Lowen reports from a traditional taverna in Greece on the likely impact of VAT rising from 13% to 23%.

Swan census 'expects number to rise'

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:57
The number of swans on the River Thames recorded in the annual census is expected to rise, despite the deaths of two breeding pairs.

VIDEO: Myanmar's army chief on election

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:55
The commander in chief of the army in Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, says he will respect the result of November's historic general election, even if the opposition wins.

Harman faces welfare bill revolt

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:31
Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman is facing a revolt after ordering the party's MPs not to vote against the government's welfare bill.

Godfather actor Alex Rocco dies

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 19:53
US actor Alex Rocco, best known for his role as casino boss Moe Greene in crime classic The Godfather, dies aged 79.

Asian shares flat amid thin trading

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-19 18:00
Asian markets started the week largely unchanged on Monday with thin volumes, while Tokyo was closed for a public holiday.