National / International News

VIDEO: Passengers' lucky escape as train hits bus

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:36
Passengers on a bus in Atlanta, Georgia, had a narrow escape after their bus got stuck in traffic - in the path of an oncoming train.

Mobile bans 'improve school results'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:20
Banning mobile phones from schools has the effect of providing pupils with an extra week's education over an academic year, researchers say.

Boca thrown out of Copa Libertadores

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 23:08
Boca Juniors are thrown out of the Copa Libertadores after some of the team's fans sprayed River Plate players with an irritant.

Aluko 'has no fear' over World Cup

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 22:41
Eniola Aluko explains how England will be inspired at the World Cup by the strength of team-mates' personal stories.

Major explosion near Kabul airport

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 21:58
A bomb explodes near the entrance of the main airport in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, with two teenage girls killed and more casualties feared.

Labour 'facing greatest crisis' - MP

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 20:53
The MP leading the review into Labour's election defeat tells the BBC the party is facing arguably the greatest crisis in its history.

VIDEO: Mexico custody teen returns to US

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 19:57
A teenager who was taken to Mexico by her father eight years ago is returned to her mother in the United States.

Army kept me out of trouble - Harry

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 19:52
Prince Harry says joining the Army kept him out of trouble, adding that he dreaded to think where he would be had he not done so.

IS militants 'smuggled to Europe'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 19:15
Islamic State fighters are being smuggled into Europe by gangs in the Mediterranean, a Libyan official tells a BBC investigation.

Two Palestinian nuns to be canonised

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 18:53
Pope Francis is to canonise two 19th Century nuns who lived in what was then Ottoman-ruled Palestine and were native Arabic speakers.

Carswell clarifies comments on Farage

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 18:43
Nigel Farage should take a break "as leader" of UKIP but not a break from being leader, the party's only MP Douglas Carswell says.

VIDEO: Hollywood actress in Nepal aid plea

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 18:40
Hollywood actress Michelle Yeoh, who was caught up in the first earthquake in Nepal three weeks ago, has called for the international community to help those who are suffering.

'Your services are no longer required'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 18:24
How to cope when the boss tells you to go

Payout for Thomas Cook after deaths

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 17:57
Thomas Cook received compensation - reported to be £3.5m - from a Greek hotel where two UK children died from carbon monoxide poisoning, it emerges.

Could banks identify jihadi fighters?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 16:14
Could banks assist the UK security authorities identify foreign fighters by uncovering "telltale" financial footprints?

VIDEO: The lucky iron fish

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:46
A fish-shaped lump of iron could be the answer to the global problem of anaemia.

Why is everyone is suddenly listening to this taxi driver?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:38
How a taxi driver became a hero

Trapping humidity out of fog in Chile

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:32
The netting catching water in Chile's desert

Police chief hits out at tax vote

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:24
The Bedfordshire Police Commissioner criticises the conduct of a referendum which rejected a rise in council tax to fund more police.

Labour leadership moves in spotlight

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-16 15:22
Latest developments in the leadership of the Labour party, both at Westminster and in Scotland, dominate the front pages of the Sunday papers.