National / International News

Ransom ban among anti-terror measures

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 20:55
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.

Indian sterilisation drugs 'tainted'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 20:20
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.

Deadline day for Iran nuclear deal

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 20:14
Diplomats are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talks of a possible extension.

Ex-minister to call for UK's EU exit

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 20:11
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.

Anxiety and fear ahead of Ferguson ruling

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 19:58
There is anxiety, and fear of more unrest, in Ferguson, Missouri, as a grand jury decides whether to indict a white policemen for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager, writes the BBC's Joanna Jolly.

Dewani judge asked to throw out case

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 19:55
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, his lawyers are expected to tell the judge later.

Have any prices fallen faster than singles?

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 19:21
Have any prices fallen faster than singles?

Mary J Blige's London love affair

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 19:05
Mary J Blige adopts a new musical home

Banker ruled fit for HK murder trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 18:16
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.

UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:56
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.

Business confidence at five-year low

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:50
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.

Cbeebies star is youngest Bafta winner

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:43
Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.

NHS staff stage four-hour strike

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:23
Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers are staging a four-hour strike on Monday.

Google case over web abuse to begin

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:10
The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is set to begin at the High Court.

Ebola trials 'best chance' for cure

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 17:09
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea

Two men burned in blast at flat

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:55
Two men are seriously burned in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham while rescue dogs search the remains of the property.

French fight for economic reputation

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:36
French come out fighting for their economic reputation

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:24
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

Migration targets "scrapped"

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:14
Two papers focus on the words of Home Secretary Theresa May. She tells the Daily Telegraph that migration targets will be scrapped, and the Mail highlights her fears that a militant attack in Britain is "inevitable".

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

BBC - Sun, 2014-11-23 16:07
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.