National / International News

Brecon crash teen survivor 'lucky'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 06:54
A teenage survivor of a crash in Brecon, which killed three of his friends and a pensioner, says he is lucky to be alive.

Who Takes 3,000 Photos Of NYC's Doors?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 06:48

In the mid1970s, photographer Roy Colmer cruised the streets of New York City. The result: A very particular perception of doors.

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France stunned by Argentina crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 06:18
Prosecutors in France open an investigation after eight French nationals, including three sports stars, die in a helicopter crash in Argentina.

'Banning Tor unwise', MPs told

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 06:04
Advice given to MPs on the dark web says it can be used in the public interest and that banning it in the UK would be difficult technically.

Pakistan widens execution policy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:56
Pakistan resumes executions for all capital offences, after earlier lifting a moratorium on the death penalty for terror offences only.

Problem family scheme 'helps 105,000'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:50
Ninety per cent of the 120,000 most troubled families targeted by a government scheme have had their lives "turned around", Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says.

Iran Calls GOP Letter 'Propaganda Ploy,' Offers To 'Enlighten' Authors

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 05:50

Iran's foreign minister says the letter suggests U.S. lawmakers "not only do not understand international law, but are not fully cognizant of the nuances of their own Constitution."

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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.