National / International News

VIDEO: Malta lights up for Prince William

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 23:24
Prince William speaks of the Queen's fondness for Malta in a speech marking the island's 50th anniversary of independence.

After the referendum, the political rows - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 21:16
Sunday's papers lead on bitter rows between Labour and the Tories on the question of Scottish Mps voting on English matters, and also on internal Conservative Party conflict.

Downing St dismisses Salmond claims

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:50
Downing Street dismisses claims from Alex Salmond that Westminster leaders are "reneging" on their pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland.

White House security stepped up

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:48
The US Secret Service says it has launched a comprehensive review of security at the White House after two attempted breaches in 24 hours.

Afghan contenders in election deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:33
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says his rival Ashraf Ghani should become leader, as they prepare to announce a power-sharing deal.

VIDEO: Parachute jump marks Arnhem battle

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 20:07
Paratroops from Europe and the US have completed parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.

UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 19:51
The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.

Boy, 2, falls from hotel balcony

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 19:17
A two-year-old boy suffers serious head injuries falling from a mezzanine balcony into the lobby of Liverpool's Hilton Hotel.

Labour 'to raise minimum wage to £8'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 18:54
The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.

What now for Britishness?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 18:01
What now for the sense of Britishness?

UN chief on streets for climate deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 17:38
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in a protest march this weekend to highlight global inaction on climate change.

Nato: Ukraine truce 'in name only'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 17:12
A two-week-old ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east is a truce "in name only", says Nato top commander Philip Breedlove.

VIDEO: Peruvian prison bank run by inmates

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 16:55
Peru's largest prison has a bank run entirely by inmates, for inmates so they can save for their release and re-establish trustworthiness.

UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 16:00
The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.

Detroit cuts off water for families

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:30
Detroit cuts off water to non-payers of bills

Black America and the spanking debate

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:27
Racism, spankings and an American legacy

From toilet to table, overcoming the ‘yuk’ factor

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:19
How Haitians overcame the 'yuk' factor

Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:19
Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.

How Liberia lost its handshake

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:15
How Ebola has prevented the traditional Liberian handshake

Dominant Groves wins European title

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 15:05
George Groves beats France's Christopher Rebrasse by unanimous decision to win the European super-middleweight title.

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