National / International News

VIDEO: Prince Andrew 'may address sex claims'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:16
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.

VIDEO: A rare look inside Britain's memory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:05
David Sillito visits the British Library's high-tech Newspaper Storage Building in Boston Spa, where over 300 years of papers are archived.

Ukraine bus stop 'shelling kills 13'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:56
At least 13 people are killed by shelling at bus stop in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, local authorities say.

Smoke clears on cigarette packaging debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:51
The BBC's John Donnison in Sydney looks at the impact of Australia's 2012 decision to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:39
Chelsea push for Cuadrado and Pogba deals, Henderson and Costa pulled apart, Swansea want Rhodes, plus more.

Royal Mail Christmas parcels up 4%

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:30
Royal Mail says it delivered 120 million parcels during December, a rise of 4% on a year earlier.

VIDEO: New Jersey fire visible from New York

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 22:02
Firefighters in the US state of New Jersey have been battling a huge fire that engulfed an apartment block in the city of Edgewater on Wednesday.

Top seeds Serena & Djokovic through

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:59
Top seeds Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic reach the third round of the Australian Open with straight-sets wins.

Ministers plan to end right-to-buy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:51
Welsh ministers are planning to end the right of social housing tenants to buy their home, BBC Wales is told.

Alleged murder among prison deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:51
An alleged murder was among the 12 deaths in Wales' prisons last year, new figures show.

Spanish group's pledge over factory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:21
The new owners of the former Quinn Glass factory in Derrylin, County Fermanagh, have told management and unions they are committed to the long-term future of the plant.

VIDEO: Tributes to Anne Kirkbride at NTAs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 21:14
The Coronation Street actor William Roache has paid an emotional tribute to his on screen partner Anne Kirkbride at Wednesday's National Television Awards.

US-led coalition considers IS threat

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:55
Senior officials from 21 countries gather in London to discuss global efforts to tackle the militant group Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

VIDEO: 'Dead' seagull returns to cricket pitch

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:50
A seagull, knocked out by a cricket ball, made a miraculous recovery and returned to 'avenge' players in the Big Bash Twenty20 cricket match in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Prince Andrew to host Davos reception

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:48
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.

UN condemns monk's 'sexist' comments

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:42
The UN human rights chief calls on Myanmar to condemn a Buddhist nationalist monk for calling a UN special envoy a "bitch" and a "whore".

Chile to reopen Neruda death inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:15
Chile announces a fresh investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, as suspicions persist that he was poisoned.

'The year I lost my limbs was the most brilliant of my life'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:11
'I lost all my limbs but it has been the most brilliant year ever'

Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:02
Egypt seeks to build confidence with second Suez Canal

The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 19:53
10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

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