National / International News

Nine hurt in China station attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:22
Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in Guangzhou, with one attacker shot dead, police say.

Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:19
Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a ceremony at Windsor Castle later.

Baltic states shiver as Russia flexes muscles

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:08
Europe editor Katya Adler on the alarm at Russian muscle-flexing

VIDEO: Battle for gay marriage in Alabama

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 20:05
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool asks people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate in Alabama if there are echoes of the civil rights struggles of the past.

Government 'to oppose drone testing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:42
Plans to test drones at Newquay Airport in Cornwall are being opposed by the government, according to a leaked briefing note.

Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:27
Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.

Is the UK's Prevent strategy failing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:26
The government's Prevent programme is aimed at stopping more people getting drawn towards violent extremism - but is it failing?

Pop-up playgrounds fold themselves

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:04
US researchers build tiny electronic scaffolds using a new technique aimed at merging biology with electronics.

'Ignore' EDL protesters, leaders say

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 19:00
Religious and political leaders in Greater Manchester urge people to "turn their backs" on English Defence League protesters in the city this weekend.

'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:56
There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:45
The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

Charges sought over US envoy attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:42
South Korean police say they are seeking a detention warrant for a man who slashed the US ambassador to South Korea on charges of attempted murder.

Disrupting chemicals ‘cost billions’

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:34
Common chemicals that disrupt hormones could cost more than €150bn a year in damage to health in Europe, studies claim.

VIDEO: NYC classical sheet music shop shuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:33
Much-loved New York sheet music shop closes down

President Obama urged to arm Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 18:03
Senior figures in Congress urge the US president to send lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against pro-Russian rebels.

Why migration is changing almost everything

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:55
What's the message in experimental figures on the true shape of migration in England?

Population rose '500,000 since 2011'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:55
A major analysis by Oxford University estimates England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 due to immigration.

New mental health rights proposed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:52
Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.

Italian MPs chided for macho language

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:49
Feminine titles exist and must be used by Italian MPs, lower house speaker Laura Boldrini says. But it is a rather thorny issue, the BBC's Julian Miglierini reports.

Sturgeon against assisted suicide

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-05 17:49
The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.