National / International News

US issues alert for Riyadh embassy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:31
The US embassy in Saudi Arabia cancels all consular services for Sunday and Monday due to "heightened security concerns".

The art of the political memoir

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:22
Why do politicians like writing their memoirs - and why do we read them?

Volunteering with the Kurds to fight IS

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:20
Fighters from the UK and the US are among foreign volunteers who increasingly find themselves on the front line fighting IS in Syria.

Funding of £2m for surgery robots

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:19
Scottish government funding means robots could be helping perform prostate cancer surgery in Scotland within next two years.

Call for oil tax reform in Budget

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:17
Scotland's deputy first minister has renewed calls for a "fundamental" change to oil and gas taxation ahead of this week's Budget Statement.

What happened to WW2 POW camps?

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:07
What happened to British prisoner of war camps?

Islamic State battles Libyan militia

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:06
Fighting rages in Libya between Islamic State fighters and a militia alliance from the west of the country, near the city of Sirte.

Di Maria 'will stay at Man Utd'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:04
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says winger Angel Di Maria will remain at Old Trafford next season.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 16:02
Gareth Bale to return to the Premier League, Celtic want Steven Gerrard on loan, Danny Ings to join Man Utd, plus more.

Murray eases to win over Pospisil

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 15:47
Britain's Andy Murray is through to the third round at Indian Wells, defeating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-1 6-3

Budget 'gifts' and Clarkson fall-out

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 15:38
Speculation about the chancellor's Budget plans and more reports about future of Jeremy Clarkson at the BBC are the focus for Sunday's front pages.

Serbia mourns baby rescue dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 15:33
National mourning is declared in Serbia after a rescue helicopter crashes while carrying a baby for medical treatment, with the loss of seven lives.

Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 14:59
Aid agencies in Vanuatu say they are stepping up efforts to reach remote communities battered when Cyclone Pam tore through the Pacific archipelago.

Chancellor to unveil annuity reforms

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 14:39
George Osborne is set to extend pension freedoms to retirees who already have an annuity as part of next week's Budget, the BBC understands.

When Police Are Given Body Cameras, Are They Using Them?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 14:36

An independent monitor's report on the Denver Police Department's use of body-worn cameras found that during a six-month trial run, just one in four use-of-force incidents was actually recorded.

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US evacuates aid workers over Ebola

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 14:24
Ten US aid workers who were possibly exposed to Ebola are being evacuated back to America from Sierra Leone, US officials say.

Wales v Ireland: What we learned

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 14:17
From the satisfaction of toil to the bitterness of defeat, Wales' win over Ireland epitomised the great sporting contest.

We must be more clinical - Lancaster

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 13:40
England must be more clinical against France if they are to win the Six Nations, head coach Stuart Lancaster says.

VIDEO: Mental health spending boost

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 11:38
Mental health services in England will receive £1.25bn in the Budget

Burnley 1-0 Manchester City

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 11:37
Burnley claim a shock 1-0 win against Manchester City to damage the champions' hopes of retaining their Premier League title.

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