National / International News

Costa Rica bans leader's image worship

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:55
The Costa Rican leader says he wants to end the "worship of the presidential image" and bans his portrait from being hung in public offices.

Benefit fraud of £16m discovered

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:54
Benefit fraud and errors worth £16m, including money claimed by illegal immigrants, are identified by the public spending watchdog.

Bank sees no dangerous bubble now

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:45
Bank sees no dangerous bubble now

VIDEO: Children investigated over 'sexting'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:44
Children as young as 10 are being reported to police for sharing explicit photos of each other over mobile phones and social media, a BBC investigation has found.

MI6 chief Sawers to step down

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:42
Sir John Sawers, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, is to step down in November after five years in the post.

Labour: PM mishandled Juncker talks

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:41
Labour accuses David Cameron of "badly mishandling" efforts to block Jean-Claude Juncker from the EU's top job.

NHS blunders led to toddler's death

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:23
Three-year-old Sam Morrish died from a treatable condition because of a "catalogue of errors", a review finds.

Peter Pan author's grave vandalised

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:18
Police appeal for witnesses after the family graveyard plot of Peter Pan author JM Barrie in Kirriemuir is vandalised.

Brussels murders extradition ordered

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:17
A French court orders the extradition to Belgium of Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected of murdering four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum.

New Oscar rules for music announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 01:16
Oscar organisers have put new rules in place for its music categories to ensure fair campaigning in the run up to the awards.

VIDEO: Making solar cells with tofu salt

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:48
Making solar cells with a salt used in tofu manufacturing could make generating energy from the Sun much cheaper, say scientists.

VIDEO: Bank of England stability report

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:47
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney is explaining whether he plans to take action to cool the housing market in parts of the UK

Call to save Pitcairn's ocean bounty

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:44
Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the pristine waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Savile hospital abuse reports due

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:43
Accounts of sexual abuse and inappropriate treatment by Jimmy Savile in 28 NHS hospitals are due to be outlined in a series of reports.

In pictures: 'Pellet guns' maim Kashmir protesters

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:43
The weapons used against Kashmir protestors

Your pictures: Mountains

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:41
Readers' photos on the theme of "mountains"

Giants' Lincecum Pitches 2nd No-Hitter Vs Padres

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:22

Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

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Mini-hearts grown to study disease

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:17
Thousands of miniature human hearts are grown to research disease by scientists in Scotland.

Greste 'devastated' by court verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says he is "devastated and outraged" at the Egyptian court verdict that jailed him and two of his colleagues.

U.S. Ends Philippines Anti-Terrorism Force

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 00:16

But special forces from the U.S. Pacific Command will remain after the deactivation of the anti-terrorism contingent to ensure al-Qaida offshoots do not regain lost ground.

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