National / International News

Iran hardliner to lead clerical body

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:29
Hardline cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi is elected chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses and monitors the supreme leader.

Pressure on a 'strained' social service

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:24
The man appointed to keep an eye on children's services has warned against growing criticism of social workers.

Dennis Hopper film appeal launches

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:20
The director of Dennis Hopper's final film is launching an appeal to raise funds to get it finished - five years after the actor's death.

Villiers rules out more welfare cash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:12
Martin McGuinness says £200m would solve problems over welfare reform but the Northern Ireland Secretary says there will be no extra cash.

VIDEO: Queen names new cruise ship Britannia

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:06
The Queen has officially named the new luxury cruise ship Britannia in a special ceremony in Southampton.

NHS revamp - rhetoric into reality?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:01
Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, kick-starts his plan to remodel the NHS, with an emphasis on local care.

Starting gun 'fired' on new NHS

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:01
Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.

Becky Watts' missing laptop found

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:44
A laptop, mobile phone and tablet belonging to missing teenager Becky Watts are found during the investigation into her murder.

Day in pictures: 10 March 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:41
Images from around the world: 10 March

Venezuela chief attacks US sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:41
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slams the US government for imposing further sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses.

Recovery ‘bypassing’ retail sector

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:37
Food sales are declining in the UK, while non-food sales are increasing, says KPMG/BRC study.

Rio Ferdinand's ex tells of hacking

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:36
The former girlfriend of Premiership footballer Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as she details the impact on her life of phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.

Romania makes German diplomacy gaffe

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:22
The Romanian Foreign Ministry apologises for giving Germany's top diplomat a booklet marking bilateral relations which showed a map of France in the colours of the German flag.

England women 42-13 Scotland women

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:21
Ruth Laybourn scores a hat-trick as England get their Six Nations campaign back on track with a thumping win over Scotland.

US 'concern' over Europe defence cuts

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:12
A senior US diplomat warns of a "dangerous" gulf between US and European defence spending, calling on Europe to spend more in the face of growing threats.

Rangers suspend trio from board

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:07
Rangers suspend Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and chairman Sandy Easdale from the club's football board.

Burundi dissident 'easily fled jail'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 04:03
Leading Burundian dissident Hussein Radjabu tells the BBC that he escaped from prison last week by walking "upright... without any problem".

NSA sued over surveillance programme

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 03:53
The Wikimedia Foundation has launched legal action against the NSA over its programme of mass surveillance

Foreign coach not the answer - Giles

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 03:48
Former spinner Ashley Giles does not believe England should need to look abroad if they consider appointing a new coach.

U.S. Ambassador Leaves Hospital After Attack In South Korea

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 03:44

"I'm walking, talking, holding my baby, hugging my wife, so I just feel really good," U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert says as he is released from doctors' care.

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