National / International News

Hubble issues 25th birthday image

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:32
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Sturgeon condemns candidate tweets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:27
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon condemns social media comments by one of her party's UK election candidates.

VIDEO: Outbreak of deliberate grass fires in Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:26
Fire crews in south Wales have dealt with more than 700 deliberately-set grass fires this month.

Woman 'vanished' into pavement hole

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:22
A woman with a shopping trolley is rescued after she "disappeared" into a hole which had opened up in the pavement.

Is military force the solution?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:16
The BBC's Jasmine Coleman looks at proposals for military action to target people smugglers and alternative ideas to stop migrants dying at sea.

SA march against xenophobic attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:07
Thousands of people are marching in South Africa's main city, Johannesburg, to demand an end to a wave of xenophobic attacks.

Proms celebrate Ibiza and Sherlock

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:04
This year's BBC Proms features concerts inspired by the Ibiza dance scene, Sherlock Holmes and the Hubble space telescope.

Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 05:03

It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.

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Political broadband map revealed

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:38
Data which breaks down the UK's fastest broadband areas in terms of party politics has been revealed.

Saudis launch new Yemen air strikes

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:36
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have struck Houthi rebels across Yemen in fresh raids, two days after announcing the end of a month-long air campaign.

Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:30
Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators for trying to manipulate interest rates.

VIDEO: Some fun campaign moments for politicians

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:28
Archives reveal some lighter moments of British and international politicians on their campaign trails.

The huge choice for voters

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:20
The economic choice confronting voters is the starkest since 1992. That is the assessment of the Institute for Fiscal Studies of the main parties' deficit reduction plans.

VIDEO: 'We are so proud of our son Teddy'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:13
The parents of Britain's youngest ever organ donor have told the BBC how proud they are of their son.

Building 'factor in stadium damage'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:07
Damage to the West Stand at Windsor Park was caused by circumstances including building work at an adjacent leisure centre, a Stormont committee is told.

Fabregas deserves respect - Wenger

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:03
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas should get the respect he deserves from Gunners fans on Sunday.

To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

NPR News - Thu, 2015-04-23 04:03

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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VIDEO: Cleared reporter on 'hellish ordeal'

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:54
Former Crime Editor of the News of the World, Lucy Panton, speaks for the first time of her ''hellish ordeal'' since she was formally cleared of charges connected with Operation Elveden.

VIDEO: 'Constant barrage of mortars' in Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:52
The BBC's Tom Burridge reports from Shyrokyne in east Ukraine, where he hears a "constant barrage" of mortars from pro-Russian troops despite the ceasefire agreement.

Plaid plan for 'capital' towns boost

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-23 03:40
Welsh towns and cities should be designated arts, culture and finance "capitals" to boost investment, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says.