National / International News

VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 22:45
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 21:04
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:36
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

Sharapova through to face Bouchard

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:21
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard in the Australian Open quarter-finals after the pair won in contrasting styles.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:05
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

VIDEO: Miniature festival in Bolivia

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 19:56
People in Bolivia have been holding a fair with a difference. Everything is in miniature.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:29
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

VIDEO: Baseball's unhealthy habit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:13
Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.

Deadly dip: baseball's toxic tradition

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 18:10
The fight against baseball's toxic tradition

Greeks vote in 'make-or-break' poll

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 17:36
Greeks vote in general elections, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as front-runners in a tight race.

Junior rugby campaign urges silence

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 17:27
Parents and coaches at junior rugby matches in Yorkshire are being asked to watch in silence as part of a drive to "challenge pitch-side behaviour".

India braces for Obama's Delhi visit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 16:44
US President Barack Obama is due to arrive in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of India's biggest-ever security operations.

Costa prize winners discuss awards

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 16:36
Interviews with authors up for Costa Book of the Year

Last witnesses of the Holocaust

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 16:30
Holocaust survivors hand on their stories to school pupils

Venezuelans protest over shortages

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 16:27
Thousands of Venezuelans attend an opposition march blaming failed government policies for widespread shortages.

The islanders who don't want a bridge to the mainland

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 15:58
The islanders who'd rather not be linked to the mainland

£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 15:53
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".

Where do the wealthiest 1% live?

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 15:53
Where do the wealthiest 1% live?

'The biggest FA Cup shock of all time'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 15:45
Chelsea's defeat by Bradford was the biggest in FA Cup history, says Robbie Fowler - plus more reaction to a day of cup shocks.

Body found in hunt for missing man

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-24 15:40
A body is found by police in West Lothian investigating the disappearance of a 47-year-old man.