National / International News

VIDEO: End of road for Rio eviction families?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 23:31
A small community in the Brazilian city of Rio has been fighting eviction to make way for the Olympics - but now Rio's city hall says they must go.

Do the wives (or husbands) swing votes?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 23:29
The wives of the three main leaders have put their lives on hold for the General Election - but what difference does it make?

Victim named in murder inquiry

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 23:26
A man who died after a serious assault in Tonypandy is named by South Wales Police as 42-year-old Wayne Letherby.

Sunday's gossip column

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 22:58
Raheem Sterling could buy out Liverpool deal, Man Utd target Christian Benteke, Toure's agent criticises Man City, plus more.

Sea search for missing kayaker

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 22:48
A search is under way after a male kayaker went missing in the Solent off the Hampshire coast, the coastguard says.

Who is England's best-ever bowler?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 22:07
James Anderson is England's top Test wicket-taker - but is he the best ever? Find out who came top in a special BBC Sport study.

Clarkson describes cancer scare

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 20:31
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.

Finland to vote amid economic slump

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 20:17
Finnish voters are set to go to the polls, amid hopes that a new government will pull the country out of its three-year economic slump.

Shroud of Turin back on display

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 20:14
The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.

Art v politics

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 19:08
Why it's better to look to artists than politicians for life's answers

The mystery of the East German writer who moved to the English coast

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:59
Why did an East German writer move to an English coastal town?

White goods dominate e-waste items

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:35
Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.

Kenya failings drive al-Shabab recruitment

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 18:03
The attack on the University in Garissa has deepened ordinary Kenyans' dissatisfaction with their government's inability to tackle Islamists, says Karen Allen.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:55
And other trends of the week in 60 seconds

How the selfie stick was invented twice

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:32
How the first selfie stick was mocked as a 'useless invention'

Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 17:27
Breathing poison in the world's most polluted city

VIDEO: Can Zuma end South Africa violence?

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:54
The South African president Jacob Zuma has cancelled a trip to Indonesia in order to deal with the attacks taking place against foreigners in his country.

VIDEO: Fighting dengue fever in Sao Paulo

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:26
The Brazilian authorities in Sao Paulo are fighting a large outbreak of dengue fever that has killed 130 people.

Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:15
An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.

Cuban dissidents stand in local vote

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-18 16:03
For the first time in Cuba, at least two government opponents will be standing on Sunday in municipal elections in Havana.

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