National / International News

Barge plan alternative to Longannet

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:34
Scotland's back-up energy supply could be provided by a power station on offshore barges under an alternative plan to keeping Longannet open.

Child mental health 'faces overhaul'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:33
Mental health services for children and young people in England need a "complete overhaul", the government will admit later.

VIDEO: What do Israeli voters want?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:30
Jeremy Bowen reports as rival party leaders in Israel make their final appeals to voters on the last day of campaigning ahead of Tuesday's elections.

Minimum wage to rise by 20p an hour

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:27
The minimum wage will rise by 20p an hour to £6.70 and apprentices rates will jump by 20% to £3.30, the government announces.

Meeting the Houthis - and their enemies

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:26
Travelling through a country on the brink of falling apart

Call for more NHS death prosecutions

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:23
More Scottish health boards should be prosecuted when deaths occur or patients are harmed, according to the parents of a girl who died.

Liverpool can reach second - Rodgers

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:13
Liverpool's form has given them the opportunity to finish second in the Premier League, says manager Brendan Rodgers.

VIDEO: Why do penguins waddle?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:13
Scientists are trying to work out how and why the penguin's waddle evolved.

'Budget giveaway', and the Yard in the dock

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:11
A 'giveaway' Budget , featuring major reductions in inheritance tax, is predicted in Tuesday's papers. The investigation into a Scotland Yard 'cover-up' over sex crimes, is also examined.

If You're One Of The World's 382 Million Diabetics, Your Wages May Dip

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:03

The caseload could surge to 592 million by 2035, with a huge contribution from the developing world. And across the globe, people with diabetes tend to earn less — or lose their job altogether.

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VIDEO: Abuse probe 'scrapped after MP arrest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:00
The BBC has heard claims that an investigation which allegedly uncovered child abuse by the late Liberal MP, Cyril Smith, was scrapped just after he was arrested in 1981.

Prince Harry to leave Army in June

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 16:00
Prince Harry says he is looking forward to a "new chapter" in his life after Kensington Palace confirms he will leave the Army in June.

Teens joining IS 'misguided' says PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 15:26
Young people who attempt to travel to Syria to join Islamic State are "deeply misguided," Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Obama, 2016 Contenders Deal With Changing Attitudes On Marijuana

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:57

As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.

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Is there hope for Man City & Arsenal?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:51
As Manchester City and Arsenal face daunting tasks in the Champions League, we assess their prospects of upsetting the odds.

Advocaat 'in talks' with Sunderland

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:46
Former Netherlands coach Dick Advocaat will hold talks with Sunderland over replacing Gus Poyet, according to reports.

Deadly gunfight after Boston bombing

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:40
Three officers told a court in Boston that Dzhokar Tsarnaev lobbed explosives at police and fired shots as he and his brother tried to escape capture after bombing the city marathon.

'Kidnapped' Dutch kids brought to IS

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:36
A Chechen woman in the Netherlands takes her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State militants in Syria, prosecutors say.

Woods comeback could help McIlroy

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:34
Paul McGinley says the return of Tiger Woods at next month's Masters would divert attention from world number one Rory McIlroy.

Smith child abuse probe 'scrapped'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-16 14:30
An undercover police probe into Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith and other high-profile figures was scrapped after his arrest, the BBC learns.