National / International News

US extends gay marriage legal rights

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 21:12
The US is to increase federal recognition of same-sex marriages, giving gay spouses the same legal benefits as opposite-sex couples.

Minister quits and Clegg talks drugs - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 20:49
Mark Harper's resignation over his cleaner's visa and an intervention by Nick Clegg into the debate on drug laws appear in Sunday's papers.

Princes to 'unite for wildlife'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 18:22
Princes Charles and William unite to plead for wildlife

How to spot a secret masterpiece

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 18:10
Unearthing the lost works of our greatest artists

Pilgrims killed in Saudi hotel fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 18:04
At least 15 people are killed and 130 injured in a fire at a hotel used by pilgrims in western Saudi Arabia, the state news agency has reported.

Vitamin C 'keeps cancer at bay'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:50
High doses of vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy, according to new research.

Mexico vigilantes enter cartel city

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:50
Mexican vigilantes in Michoacan state enter a city stronghold of the Knights Templar drugs cartel, a month after beginning their offensive.

Prince on hunt before wildlife plea

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:39
Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.

Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 17:25
Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.

Secret of Silicon Valley's success

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:52
Why Silicon Valley's start-ups changed the world

Exotic Disease Detectives

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:50
The work of the exotic disease detectives

US children learn 'lockdown drill'

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:49
Laura Trevelyan describes what pupils in New York are taught to do in the event of their school being attacked.

N Korean ship 'free to leave' Panama

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:41
The Panama Canal Authority says a North Korean cargo ship seized in July carrying Cuban weapons is free to go after Pyongyang paid a huge fine.

Surviving storms on Cornwall's coast

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:24
Surviving storms on Cornwall's coast

'Economy matters most' in referendum

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:18
The economy is the issue that matters most to voters taking part in the independence referendum, a poll carried out for the BBC suggests.

VIDEO: Tattoo boom brings potential dangers

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:09
With the boom in tattoo parlour across Britain how aware are the public of the dangers of getting a tattoo and should more be done to clean up the industry?

Film renews interest in fishing song

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:08
The song that links Great Yarmouth with New York

Village remembered amid runway plans

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:06
Remembering the community that made way for Gatwick Airport

VIDEO: Can we erase memories entirely?

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 16:06
Scientists may have found a way to erase specific memories, by using electroconvulsive therapy.

Clint Eastwood saves choking man

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-08 15:55
Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is credited with saving the life of a golf tournament director who was choking on cheese at a reception in California.

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