National / International News

Curtain draws on Glasgow 2014 Games

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 21:21
Kylie Minogue, Lulu and more than 2,000 performers performed at Hampden to mark the finale of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.

New search for missing teenager

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 21:10
Specially trained victim recovery dogs which can identify traces of human remains will be used in a new search for a missing County Armagh teenager on Monday.

Quick video games 'benefit children'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 20:16
According to new research, a little time spent playing video games every day may have a positive impact on child development.

In pictures: Yunnan earthquake

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 20:10
Earthquake in the south-western province of Yunnan in China

Dust 'behind deadly China blast'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 20:09
A metal dust explosion was the likely cause of a blast that tore through a plant in eastern China on Saturday, killing 75, officials say.

VIDEO: Hard-liners threaten Pakistan's Sufis

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 19:46
Kim Ghattas reports from Bhit Shah, south Pakistan, on the threat to Sufism from Islamic hard-liners.

India bank head arrested over bribery

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 19:28
Indian police arrest the chairman of state-run Syndicate bank, Sudhir Kumar Jain, and several others over allegations of bribery.

UK's deep sea mountain life filmed

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 17:36
Scientists send a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK's deep sea mountains for the first time.

VIDEO: Filming UK's submarine mountains

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 17:36
For the first time scientists have sent a remotely operated vehicle to film one of the UK's three undersea mountains, known as seamounts.

Gold-coloured bat is 'new species'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 17:30
A golden bat from Bolivia is described as a new species by scientists.

US tortoise held after brief chase

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 17:09
Police in Alhambra in greater Los Angeles recaptured a giant tortoise after a brief chase along city streets.

Portugal unveils bank rescue plan

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:51
The Bank of Portugal unveils a plan to rescue the troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, splitting it into two, with a cash injection for the "good bank".

Is your washing machine a data leak?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:40
Is your washing machine about to betray you to cyber thieves?

Curious Asperger's comedy incidents

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:33
The comedian who has to write social cues on his hand

World War One: Who killed John Parr?

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:21
Who killed teenage British soldier Private John Parr?

Ebola test after passenger death

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:16
An Ebola test on a female passenger who died after flying to the UK from West Africa comes back negative, the Department of Health says.

Rio dismisses sailing venue worries

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:13
The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro dismiss concerns about pollution in the bay where sailing events will be held.

How to slack off successfully at work

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:01
How to get away with doing nothing at work

Conan O'Brien brings Team Coco to the UK

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 16:00
Conan O'Brien brings his US talk show - and hair - to the UK

Phone calls 'do not cut GP pressure'

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-03 15:53
GP consultations by telephone, rather than face-to-face, do not reduce the pressures on busy surgeries, a study shows.
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