National / International News

AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:33
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.

VIDEO: 'Aid at last' for youngest refugees

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:13
Humanitarian aid is being distributed to hundreds of thousands of Yazidi people, fleeing Islamic militants in Northern Iraq.

Who will be the champions?

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:06
Pundits on who will win the Premier League title

VIDEO: Pope beatifies South Korea martyrs

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:04
Pope Francis has conducted a large open-air Mass to beatify 124 of South Korea's first Catholic martyrs at a ceremony in the capital Seoul on Saturday.

Man charged over 'corrosive' attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-16 00:02
A man is charged in connection with an attack on a woman who suffered injuries to her face and neck when a "corrosive" liquid was thrown at her.

VIDEO: Boscastle floods ten years later

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 23:57
Duncan Kennedy looks at how the Cornish village of Boscastle has recovered since it was devastated by flood water ten years ago.

VIDEO: The seaside shop accepting Bitcoin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 23:46
A newsagent in the seaside town of Swanage has decided to accept Bitcoin as payment after hearing about the unregulated digital currency on a TV show.

VIDEO: Tourist venues access 'must improve'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 23:35
Almost two-thirds of the top tourist destinations in the UK have admitted they are not fully wheelchair accessible.

VIDEO: Imran Khan leads march to Islamabad

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 22:56
Opposition politician Imran Khan rallies supporters and demands the government's resignation after leading a march to the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

Sir Cliff inquiry developments - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 21:15
The latest in the police inquiry into veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard dominates the papers.

US grand jury indicts Texas governor

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 20:46
Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted on charges of abuse of power by a grand jury after months of investigation into his use of a funding veto.

VIDEO: Family condemns CCTV robbery footage

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 19:55
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead on Saturday by a police officer in the US state of Missouri, has condemned the release of CCTV footage showing a robbery at a convenience store.

Dragon attack plan details requested

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:14
How a council might protect a town from a dragon attack is among 10 of the most unusual requests for information received by local authorities.

Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:16
Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

Man returns Israel medal over Gaza

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

Paying for life's basics by Bitcoin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
The newsagent bringing the virtual currency back to basics

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:35
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Venues 'must do more' for disabled

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:20
Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.

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