National / International News

US hostage Kassig's letter revealed

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 20:54
US hostage Peter Kassig, who is being held by IS militants in Syria, told his parents in a letter in June that he was "scared to die", they reveal.

'Civilians killed' in Kashmir firing

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 20:43
Four civilians are killed as Pakistani troops fire guns and mortar shells at border posts in Indian-administered Kashmir, Indian officials say.

Winter flu jab drive launched

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 20:23
Four-year-olds in England are to be offered the flu vaccine for the first time as part of the annual drive to get people vaccinated before the winter.

MH370 search resumes in Indian Ocean

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 20:22
A specialist ship begins scanning the Indian Ocean seabed in the next phase of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Mexico mass grave bodies recovered

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 20:15
Officials in southern Mexico work to identify 28 bodies found in a mass grave, in an area where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police.

VIDEO: First US Ebola case 'critical'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 19:16
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola within the US has deteriorated from a serious to a critical condition, doctors in the state of Texas say.

Cable plans pay rise for apprentices

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 19:06
Business Secretary Vince Cable is to unveil coalition plans to give low-paid apprentices a £1-an-hour pay rise and prepares to attack Tory benefit cuts.

Shows extended on iPlayer to 30 days

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 18:53
Shows will now be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days rather than seven, after the service was extended by the corporation.

Schools 'must help poorest excel'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 18:51
Some schools have "cracked the code" of helping poorer children excel at school but more must follow their lead, argues a report.

NHS 'at breaking point', medics say

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 18:38
The NHS and social care services are "at breaking point", a group of leading medical groups and charities say in a letter addressed to politicians.

VIDEO: The man who created the Mexican sky

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 17:04
My father, the man who created the Mexican sky

Have we lost half the world's animals?

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 17:03
Have we really lost half the world's creatures?

Why are lattes associated with liberals?

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:56
Why is latte-drinking associated with liberals?

Pietersen criticises Prior & Flower

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:32
Kevin Pietersen criticises Matt Prior and former coach Andy Flower in his first interview since having his England contract terminated.

Inside South Africa's whites-only town

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:26
Inside South Africa's whites-only town

The risks and terrible paradox of F1

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:22
What lessons are there for Formula 1 after Jules Bianchi is severely hurt in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix?

What Russia is learning from Frank Sinatra

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:11
How Russia is taking a leaf out of Frank Sinatra's book

Bringing the front line to UK streets

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:02
Striking war photos bring Afghan front line to UK streets

Post-mortem test due on park body

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 16:02
A post-mortem examination of the body thought to be Arnis Zalkalns, the prime suspect in the murder of Alice Gross, is to be held later.

Call for urgent talks on Longannet

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-05 15:39
Scotland's energy minister is calling for talks with the UK government over the future of Longannet power station.