National / International News

VIDEO: Could there be life on Ganymede?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:20
The Hubble telescope obtains compelling evidence that Ganymede - the largest moon in the Solar System - has an ocean beneath its icy crust.

£50m to tackle substance abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:18
More than £50m will be invested by the Welsh government in programmes to tackle substance misuse over the next year.

Caravan park murder probe continues

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 22:12
A murder investigation continues following the death of teenager Connor Marshall who was attacked at a south Wales caravan park.

Burned husband left in 'searing pain'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:42
A man left in "unbearable, searing pain" after his wife poured boiling water over his head tells male victims of domestic abuse they should not feel ashamed.

Weatherman Talbot to be sentenced

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:41
Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot, convicted of indecently assaulting two teenage boys when he was a teacher, is due to be sentenced later.

Tributes paid to author Pratchett

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:21
Authors and Alzheimer's campaigners are among those paying tribute to author Sir Terry Pratchett, who has died at the age of 66.

VIDEO: Ferguson protests: A city on edge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:05
Dozens of demonstrators return to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, one night after two police officers were wounded during a protest.

VIDEO: Iraqi army 'regaining confidence'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:00
Iraqi government forces are pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city centre, officials say.

UK seeks to join China-backed bank

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 20:39
Britain says it wants to become a "prospective founding member" of a new China-backed bank that could rival the likes of the World Bank.

Best hospitals 'now struggling'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:54
Pressures in the NHS are so great that even the best hospitals in England are seeing patients wait longer for key services, an analysis shows.

Housing costs 'trap unhappy couples'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:49
One in 10 UK adults feels unable to end an unhappy relationship because they cannot afford to rent or buy a place of their own, a charity's survey suggests.

Labour energy law 'within months'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:26
A Labour government would press ahead with its planned energy price freeze with new legislation within months of taking office, Ed Miliband is to say.

Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:20
Nico Rosberg narrowly beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time as Mercedes dominated first practice in Australia.

Haiti sets date for delayed polls

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:57
Haiti sets dates for delayed legislative and municipal elections, the cause of months of protest in the country.

Ferguson on edge after shootings

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:50
Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, have resumed one night after two police officer were wounded during a protest.

Brazil arrests fugitive Italian

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:43
Brazilian federal police arrest fugitive Italian writer Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant convicted of murder in his home country.

Cyclone Pam bears down on Vanuatu

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:31
A red alert is issued in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu as Pam, a category five tropical storm, brings winds of up to 185km/h (115 mph).

Afghan president salutes UK war dead

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:29
The president of Afghanistan pays tribute to the British soldiers who died fighting in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the war.

Can Soup change the world?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:43
The crowd-funding idea based on sharing a bowl of soup

Prisons 'to get drugs scanners'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:42
A new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the BBC understands.