National / International News

Henry criticises BBC diversity plans

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:38
Comedian and actor Lenny Henry criticises the BBC's plans to increase diversity on air by 5% within the next three years.

Woman in mobility scooter mud rescue

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:37
Coastguard crews called to help a woman whose mobility scooter became stuck in mud near a Denbighshire beach.

VIDEO: Giant Cocoon on display at the Serpentine

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:29
Chilean Architect Smildjan Radic talks to Brenda Emmanus about the pavilion he has designed for the Serpentine Gallery in London

Man charged over Queen's baton grab

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:24
A man appears in court charged with attempting to grab the Queen's Commonwealth Games baton in Kilmarnock.

Fewer offered chosen school places

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:23
The number of children in England who got into their first choice secondary school has fallen for the first time in five years, official data suggests.

China abuse victim avoids execution

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:22
China's supreme court has overturned the death sentence for Li Yan, who killed her husband after months of abuse.

Prison for Coulson, questions for Cameron

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:01
PM in spotlight after ex-spin doctor's hacking conviction

In Iraq, More Than 1,000 Were Killed In June

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 05:01

The United Nations said most of those killed in the conflict with Sunni insurgents were civilians. In addition, more than 300 were killed in southern Iraq after car-bomb attacks.

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VIDEO: Cameron 'extremely sorry' over Coulson

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:54
David Cameron has said he is 'extremely sorry' he employed Andy Coulson, following the former editor's conviction for phone-hacking.

VIDEO: Brooks cleared in hacking trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:50
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty at the Old Bailey in London of conspiring to hack phones. Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges.

VIDEO: Blunkett: 'I was close to breakdown'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:47
The former home secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC how revelations about his private life in the News of the World almost caused him a nervous breakdown.

Student 'followed' before her murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:38
A man who may have "followed" a woman four days before she was murdered is urged to come forward by police.

VIDEO: Media scrum as Brooks leaves court

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:33
Ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves court having been cleared of all charges in the phone-hacking trial.

Will Mississippi's Black Democrats Save A Republican?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:28

Democrats who didn't go to the polls for their own primary can vote in today's runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. That could boost incumbent Thad Cochran — or mobilize support for his challenger.

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U.K. Phone-Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Found Guilty

NPR News - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:25

Former media executive Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all misconduct in a headline-grabbing trial revolving around tycoon Rupert Murdoch's British media empire.

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VIDEO: Balls and Osborne on Coulson verdict

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:20
The shadow chancellor tells MPs in the Commons about Andy Coulson's guilty verdicts in the phone hacking trial.

School staff lose out on redundancy

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:16
One hundred and twenty school staff, including teachers, who thought they were getting redundancy deals have now been told they must continue next term.

Fears hospital mistakes covered up

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:15
An analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 hospital trusts in England are not registering the expected number of safety incidents.

Councillors to visit 'hobbit home'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:08
Councillors are to visit a "hobbit-style" eco house before making a decision on whether to grant retrospective planning permission.

Mental health services 'a car crash'

BBC - Tue, 2014-06-24 04:05
Mental health services in England are "a car crash" and not prioritised by the health secretary, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists' outgoing president.
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