National / International News

Finding friends when you're disabled

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 19:11
Why do so many disabled people feel lonely?

EU links Russia sanctions to truce

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:49
EU leaders agree to keep sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine conflict until the end of 2015 at the earliest, tying them to a truce deal.

Online farm payment system abandoned

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:45
A multi-million pound government IT system to process EU subsidy payments for farmers has been largely abandoned following "performance problems".

Sex crime suspects 'need anonymity'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:13
The names of sex offence suspects in England and Wales should not be made public unless they are charged, a cross-party group of MPs says.

'Ebola-proof' tablet device developed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:09
A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help doctors caring for patients with Ebola.

What should the UK do about foreign aid?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:06
The UK is about to agree legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income to international development spending. Prof Henrietta Moore on the way forward.

The people who are not guilty by reason of insanity

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:02
Louis Theroux meets people not guilty by reason of insanity

Russians count cost a year after Crimea

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 18:00
A year after Russia took over Crimea, Richard Galpin in Moscow meets people hit by economic crisis and counts the cost for Russians.

Acapulco struggles to shed violent image

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:47
Acapulco goes from Hollywood resort to crime hotspot

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:44
Which star's journey to Hollywood began in Ramsey Street?

Skywatchers await solar eclipse

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:26
Millions of people could witness the best solar eclipse in years in the UK and northern Europe later, with large areas set to go into deep shadow.

Obama urges 'historic' Iran deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:24
US President Barack Obama tells the Iranian people a nuclear deal presents a rare chance to transform the relationship between the two countries.

Cradle of 'Arab Spring' under threat

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 17:17
The BBC’s Aidan Lewis in Tunisia reports on the security challenges faced by the country in the wake of the deadly attack at the Bardo museum, which left 23 people dead.

Report: Army Examines Claims Of Racial Slurs At Alaska Base

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:50

Army Times is reporting that members of a platoon at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, used racial slurs against one another during what they called "Racial Thursdays."

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Ex-Australian PM Fraser dies at 84

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:39
Malcolm Fraser, who was Australian prime minister between 1975 and 1983, has died following a brief illness.

VIDEO: Thein Sein on role of army in politics

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:26
Myanmar's president has told the BBC that the army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy.

Proposed Exxon Settlement Falls Short of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:19

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Thein Sein: Army to keep key role

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:10
Myanmar's army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy, President Thein Sein has told the BBC's Jonah Fisher.

VIDEO: Bus tours of Karachi under armed guard

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:09
One man has decided to show that there is more to the violent Pakistan city of Karachi than crime and terror and started its first ever guided bus tour.

Clegg says Lib Dems ready for fight

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 16:08
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tells the BBC any predictions of a Lib Dem "apocalypse" would be confounded.

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