National / International News

Two policemen 'killed in Turkey'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 00:34
Two Turkish policemen have been killed in a town near the Syrian border, in the same province hit by a suicide attack on Monday, officials say.

VIDEO: Federer visits children in Malawi

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 00:22
Roger Federer has been visiting children in Malawi to see first-hand the progress his Foundation is making in the field of early childhood care across southern Africa.

Warming threat to England's curlews

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-22 00:08
Much-loved birds including curlews and cuckoos are under a growing threat from climate change in England.

Lizard 'skin funnel' copied in lab

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 23:51
A new study unpicks how the skin of the Texas horned lizard funnels water towards its mouth, and unveils a plastic replica that uses the same principles.

Woman dies 'bungee jumping in Spain'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 23:38
A 23-year-old woman from London reportedly dies bungee jumping in Spain.

Blair speech as poll boosts Corbyn

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 23:35
Former leader Tony Blair is making a rare speech to Labour activists as a poll puts the left-winger Jeremy Corbyn ahead in the party's leadership contest.

Obama And Stewart Have One Last Dance On 'The Daily Show'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-21 23:22

President Barack Obama and host Jon Stewart turned serious during their last appearance together before Stewart leaves "The Daily Show" next month.

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My natural hair journey

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:51
Why some African women are moving away from hair relaxants

Toshiba sells assets amid scandal

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:46
Toshiba sells its stake in Finish company Kone as it seeks to bolster its finances amid the continuing accounting scandal

VIDEO: Greek Parliament votes on reforms

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:36
The Greek parliament is set to vote on a set of reforms which need to be passed before they can go ahead with a second bailout.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:26
Manchester United "mystery" target is Juventus striker, Di Maria nears PSG move, Nasri supports Sterling, plus more.

Solar energy subsidies set to be cut

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:23
Subsidies for many new solar farms are to end under plans being published by the government.

Burundi prepares for election result

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:20
Votes are being counted in Burundi, where there is tension over President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to stand for a third consecutive term.

VIDEO: 'I can't believe you're leaving before me'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:19
President Obama makes his final appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show hosted by Jon Stewart, who retires on 6 August.

Depay scores first Man Utd goal

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 22:17
Memphis Depay scores his first Manchester United goal in a 3-1 pre-season win over MLS side San Jose Earthquakes.

Minaj and Swift in row over award

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:50
How Nicki Minaj's MTV Awards 'snub' led to a Twitter row

VIDEO: 'Oldest' Koran found in Birmingham

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:42
What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.

£4.5m fund for brain research centre

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:41
New centre of excellence for brain research at Cardiff University receives £4.5m boost from the EU.

Hospital's waiting list rises by 75%

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:31
There has been a 75% rise in the number of patients waiting for appointments at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital over the past two years, the BBC learns.

Hotel numbers up for start of 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:24
Occupancy rates in hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts and self-catering units rise in the first five months of 2015.