National / International News

Ransom, red lines and coalitions

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:16
"Ransom" comes from "redemption", but red lines are only... red lines.

VIDEO: Jaywick: Sea, sand, poverty and politics

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:16
Jaywick was named most deprived place in England in 2010. It lies in the first constituency to elect a UKIP MP.

Exercising equality: The story of the sports bra

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:14
The story of the sports bra

Broad defends England sledging

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:09
Bowler Stuart Broad defends England's sledging during the second Test against West Indies in Grenada.

Petrobras corruption costs hit $2bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:08
Petrobras takes a $2bn charge related to corruption costs, contributing to a $7bn loss for the Brazilian oil firm for last year.

Drugs seized from hundreds of pupils

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:06
Hundreds of school children, among them a pupil of only eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.

Economy debate takes centre stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:06
The economy takes centre stage in the election campaign as Labour and the Conservatives launch attacks on each other's plans ahead of an independent analysis.

Exercise 'not key to obesity fight'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:05
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.

VIDEO: The end of the jumbo?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 15:02
With the order book for the most recent jumbo jets by Boeing and Airbus looking sparse, BBC News explains why the outlook for the jumbo is not looking good.

Chilean volcano spews huge ash cloud

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:53
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the first time in more than four decades, sending a plume of smoke and ash several kilometres high.

Visiting The Everglades, Obama Takes Swipe At Climate Change Deniers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:51

"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."

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Designer in Bolivia football kit row

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:41
A graphic designer receives "torrents of abuse" from South America over a design for a new football kit he sketched as a hobby.

Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:40
An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.

Buzz Over Bee Health: New Pesticide Studies Rev Up Controversy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:36

Two new studies published in the journal Nature point to a connection between a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids and a decline in bee health. What's bad for bees is bad for crops, too.

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Clean-up begins after NSW storm

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:32
A clean-up operation is beginning in NSW after violent storms left four people dead and tens of thousands of homes without power in the Australian state.

MGM Grand 'confirmed' for fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:30
The super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is confirmed for the MGM Grand, claims promoter Bob Arum.

VIDEO: How will we pay for care in old age?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:26
With more of us living longer, the BBC's Social Affairs correspondent Alison Holt looks at how will we pay for the social care the elderly need in old age.

Russia 'ramping up Ukraine presence'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:24
The US accuses Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of February's ceasefire agreement.

The political appeal of the 'normal bloke'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:17
Does being a 'normal bloke' win votes?

Broad & Cook give England upper hand

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 14:15
England close on 74-0 after Stuart Broad's 4-61 helps them to bowl out West Indies for 299 in the second Test in Grenada.