National / International News

Canada strips Conrad Black of award

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:07
Former media baron Conrad Black, who served a sentence in the US for fraud, is stripped of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour.

Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 01:06
The star of the Social Network will play the role of Superman's nemesis in the upcoming film

A statistically modelled wedding

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 00:47
The couple in Australia who used statistical modelling to determine how many guests were likely to turn up to their wedding.

VIDEO: Betting shop clusters on the rise

BBC - Sat, 2014-02-01 00:25
Council leaders are asking the government for new powers to enable them to stop too many betting shops opening in Britain's high streets.

Premier League breaks spending record

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 23:23
Premier League clubs set a transfer spending record, but just one top-half side made a significant buy on deadline day.

Sochi impresses arriving GB athletes

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 23:12
The first British athletes to arrive in Russia for the Winter Olympics praise Sochi's venues and the athletes' village.

'Shameless' Knox and PM's EU 'blow'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 21:21
Amanda Knox features on a number of front pages for the second day in a row, along with the latest round of David Cameron's EU battle.

US presses Russia on Syria weapons

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 21:05
The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".

Judge approves forced Caesarean

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 20:29
A High Court judge grants doctors permission to perform an urgent Caesarean section on a mentally-ill woman with diabetes.

Dead eyes 'may give blind sight'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 19:36
Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.

VIDEO: Ferry says farewell with a bang

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 18:46
Footage has emerged which shows a ferry making a dramatic entrance as it arrived at a breakers yard in Turkey to be dismantled.

Ukraine opposition urges West to act

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 18:40
Senior Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk calls for the West to give more support to help solve his country's political crisis.

Councils target betting shop 'blight'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 18:34
The Local Government Association (LGA) says that reform is needed over the licensing of betting shops to prevent them being "clustered" in town centres.

Is there really such a thing as Satanic New Year?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 18:10
Is there really such a thing as Satanic New Year?

Lee Hall: Making films is getting harder

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 17:55
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall on why making films is getting tougher

The schoolboy who duped the football world

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 17:48
How I posed as a football journalist on Twitter

The Syrian love affair across the lines

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 17:40
The doomed love affair of Syria's own Romeo and Juliet

The winners and losers in the transfer window

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 17:38
Chief football writer Phil McNulty's verdict on the transfer window

Ward puts GB on verge of victory

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 16:54
Great Britain lead the USA 2-0 in the Davis Cup World Group after wins for James Ward and Andy Murray in San Diego.

Ugandan rebuke for UK archbishops

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 16:46
The head of Uganda's Anglican Church rebukes two UK archbishops over a letter they wrote urging Christians not to victimise gays and lesbians.

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