National / International News

Mephedrone effects 'puts off' users

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 00:56
People are being put off using mephedrone because of its side effects, according to a drugs charity which has seen a huge reduction in its use.

AUDIO: Osborne: We need to export more

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 00:49
George Osborne says the Bank of England has the tools to intervene in an overheating housing market.

Man critical after shop flat fire

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 00:45
Police investigate a fire in a flat in Rhondda Cynon Taf which left a man in a critical condition.

VIDEO: Is this Britain's strongest teenager?

BBC - Sat, 2014-05-10 00:41
Rebekah Tiler has broken more than 100 British records, and at just 15 she is already on course to become Great Britain's most successful female weightlifter of all time.

Reports: Hot-Air Balloon Catches Fire In Virginia

NPR News - Fri, 2014-05-09 23:43

A hot-air balloon is believed to have caught fire and crashed in Virginia after colliding with a power line. Eyewitnesses said they saw the balloon in flames and heard screams for help.

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VIDEO: Disease threat to World Cup fans

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 23:30
Following concerns Brazil will not be ready to host the World Cup, there is also a warning that fans should guard against dengue fever.

In pictures: Sarajevo's new city hall

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 23:29
Re-opening of Sarajevo's renovated city hall

VIDEO: Winkleman named as Strictly host

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 23:23
Claudia Winkleman is to become the permanent host of Strictly Come Dancing, replacing Sir Bruce Forsyth, the BBC has confirmed.

RAF probe over 'dead Taliban' images

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 22:58
Photographs which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter are being treated extremely seriously, the RAF says.

South Sudan rivals agree peace deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 22:30
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agree a peace deal, hailed by the US as a possible "breakthrough".

Special to race with mates - Cavendish

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 22:27
Manxman Mark Cavendish says he cannot wait to race alongside his childhood friends at this summer's Commonwealth Games.

Powell expects more female managers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 22:23
Ex-England boss Hope Powell says the appointment of Helena Costa could inspire other men's teams to have female coaches.

Sarajevo's bombed city hall re-opens

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 21:41
Sarajevo's iconic city hall, housing the national library, is re-opened - 22 years after it was destroyed by Serb shelling during the Bosnian War.

Rolf's letter and Eurovision oddness- the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 21:19
The first day of the prosecution's case against entertainer Rolf Harris dominates Saturdays papers, with this year's Eurovision Song Contest also attracting attention.

VIDEO: Top acts to watch in Eurovision

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 20:46
The Eurovision song contest is nearly 60 years old but it is still very much young at heart.

VIDEO: World's 'oldest woman' faces challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 20:00
Filomena Taipe Mendoza is claimed to be the oldest woman in the world at 116.

Drone 'almost collided with plane'

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 18:22
A drone almost collided with a US commercial flight in March, an official with America's flight regulatory agency has revealed.

Why do politicians try to eat like voters?

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:57
David Cameron has been photographed eating dinner at a Nando's in Bristol. This is the latest attempt by politicians to connect with the electorate, writes Harry Low.

Arkansas gay marriage ban quashed

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:55
A judge in Arkansas has struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the state has "no rational reason" for it.

NBA names new Clippers president

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-09 17:47
The National Basketball Association (NBA) names Dick Parsons, the former head of Citigroup, as the new interim president of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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