National / International News

VIDEO: Astronauts prepare for return to earth

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:28
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.

Raid on Chicago home over nude leaks

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:26
Documents reveal a building in Chicago was raided by the authorities over last year's leak of hundreds of nude photos of female stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Iconic Degas dancer statue to be sold

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:18
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of Edgar Degas' most famous works, is to be sold at auction.

Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:15
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.

All-female team win Ocean Race leg

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:03
Team SCA become the first all-female crew for 25 years to win a leg of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

Delayed astronauts to return to Earth

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 23:01
Three astronauts are due to return from the International Space Station after their original departure was delayed by a month over a rocket failure.

Police 'solving fewer crimes'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 22:52
An independent think tank claims Police Scotland is solving fewer crimes, in spite of hiring more officers.

China frees UK investigator's wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 22:32
Yu Yingzeng, the wife and business partner of British GSK investigator Peter Humphrey, is freed early from prison days after her husband.

VIDEO: Standing up for fitness in schools

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:59
Children as young as three are being taught the importance of getting up and about - to help them prevent the diseases of old age.

City deal benefits for region hailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:54
A multimillion-pound 'city deal' of major investment for Cardiff could benefit people across south Wales, council leaders will be told.

Queen presents soldiers new colours

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:43
The Royal Welsh receive new regimental colours from the Queen in Cardiff on Thursday.

Amnesty urges journalist death probe

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:39
Rights group Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the killing of a journalist in India.

Ronan parents in online safety plea

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:25
The mother and father of Tyrone schoolboy Ronan Hughes urge parents to start a conversation with their children about online safety.

Robin voted Britain's national bird

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 21:03
The robin tops a poll of more than 200,000 people organised by ornithologist David Lindo to select Britain's first national bird.

Scientist resigns over girls comment

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:40
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.

Abbott urges regional anti-IS action

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:36
Australian PM Tony Abbott urges Asia Pacific nations to fight jihadist groups, saying Islamic State is a death cult with far-reaching tentacles.

'Naked' climber 'scared and upset'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:33
A British woman arrested for allegedly posing naked on Malaysia's Mt Kinabalu is "scared" and "very upset", her father says.

Chairman Zhang's flatpack skyscrapers

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:25
The man who wants to build the tallest tower - from a kit

Emirates boss hopeful on US dispute

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:18
The chief executive of Emirates tells the BBC he does not believe an escalating dispute between US and Middle Eastern carriers over government subsidies will "end in tears".

Business boost for disabled people

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:12
The 'dragons' who want to help disabled people