National / International News

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.

'Massive' online child abuse problem

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:14
Urgent action is needed to stop child abuse appearing online as the scale of the problem is massive, the head of the NSPCC in Wales says.

Warning over prison smoking ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-21 21:00
Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association warns.