National / International News

Psychiatric order over son's killing

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 04:04
A mother who admitted killing her toddler son at their Lisburn home almost two years ago is placed under a psychiatric hospital order.

Drunk driver killed pedestrian

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:55
A motorist has admitted knocking down and killing a man in Shetland after a day of drinking.

VIDEO: China van crammed with 51 people

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:41
A van driver in China has been fined after he was found to be carrying 51 people in a vehicle designed to seat six.

Palmyra: IS threat to 'Venice of the Sands'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:39
As Islamic State fighters reach the edge of the historic Syria site of Palmyra, Prof Kevin Butcher of Warwick University explains why the ancient city is considered so important.

Gun row teenager jailed for murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:39
A 19-year-old man is jailed for life after he knifed another man to death over a firearms deal that "went sour".

Coasting schools 'to be taken over'

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:25
Thousands of schools in England deemed to require improvement could be taken over and turned into academies under plans soon to be announced by the government.

Homelessness fears for ex-prisoners

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:20
Changes to housing laws could mean more ex-prisoners becoming homeless in Wales, charities say.

Graves 'did not mislead' Pietersen

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:13
New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves says he did not lie to Kevin Pietersen over a potential England recall.

Andy Coulson perjury trial begins

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:10
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson goes on trial in Scotland accused of perjury.

'Warm-blooded fish' makes own heat

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:05
The deep-water opah becomes the first fish known to regulate its own temperature, using heat from its flapping fins to warm its heart and brain.

VIDEO: Desperate migrants swim for food

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:03
There were chaotic scenes when migrants stranded on a boat off the Thai coast for more than a week leapt into the water as supplies were dropped to them.

PODCAST: Rethinking flood protection

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:00

First up, Netflix is in talks with a Chinese media company about a potential partnership in China. More on that. Plus, how much are your feelings worth? We look at how much is paid for detailed information regarding consumer sentiment. Plus, AquaFence is essentially a removable, reusable temporary wall that hooks into the ground and keeps out water. Since Superstorm Sandy, the number of AquaFences in Manhattan and Brooklyn has gone from zero to 40. Several Boston companies are now investing in the system too. They say it's the answer to East Coast flooding problems that are becoming more frequent because of climate change.

France row over Dati expenses claims

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:59
Ex-minister Rachida Dati blames "political plotters" in her party after auditors rejected expenses claims of nearly €190,000 for items including luxury clothes.

Woman killed in car crash fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:58
A woman dies after her car catches fire in a two-car road accident on the A76 at Holywood, near Dumfries.

Russia curbs 'undesirable' foreigners

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:58
Russia is expected to introduce new powers to prosecute foreigners whose activities are seen as "undesirable" on national security grounds.

Steven Gerrard quiz - name the team-mates

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:54
Steven Gerrard has had 160 team-mates during his 17 seasons with Liverpool. We've picked one player per season - can you name them?

U2's Edge falls off stage on tour

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:44
U2 guitarist The Edge says he is fine after falling off stage during the opening night of the band's world tour.

Reddit launches bullying crackdown

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:42
The site will now investigate claims of harassment and will begin banning users guilty of it, it has said.

Missing Marine Helicopter Is Found In Nepal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:37

There is still no official word on the fate of the eight crew members on board. The helicopter was flying earthquake relief missions in Nepal.

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VIDEO: Wheelchair user to cross Pennine Trail

BBC - Fri, 2015-05-15 02:17
Roy Taylor will cross 68 miles of the Trans Pennine Trail in his wheelchair to help raise money to "get rid of obstacles" to give the disabled greater access to the countryside.