National / International News

No assurances over captaincy - Cook

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 20:52
Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England one-day captain - but wants to continue in the role.

Unresponsive plane crashes into sea

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 20:31
A private plane tailed by US fighter jets when it failed to respond to air traffic control, crashes off Jamaica, with an American couple on board.

Ukraine ceasefire with rebels holds

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 19:33
A truce agreed between Ukraine's government and rebels in the east appears to be holding, as President Poroshenko calls for full peace talks.

Obama pays visit to Stonehenge

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 19:05
US President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge on his return home from the Nato summit in Newport.

El Salvador ex-head hands himself in

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:52
El Salvador ex-President Francisco Flores hands himself in to a judge after months on the run from allegations of corruption.

Aqsa's parents say 'come home'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 18:43
The parents of the 20-year-old woman from Glasgow who married an Islamic State (IS) fighter broadcast an appeal to her to come home.

Homes plan 'threatens nightingales'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 17:54
Wildlife groups condemn plans to build 5,000 homes on what they say is a key habitat for the UK's nightingale population.

Ebola: How bad can it get?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 17:25
The virus takes a turn for the worse, but is it unstoppable?

Judge approves NY jogger case deal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:54
A US judge approves a $41m (£25m) settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the rape of a woman jogger in 1989.

Why Icelanders love a good eruption

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:40
Why Icelanders love a good eruption

VIDEO: Parents 'emotional' as deaf baby hears

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:33
The Australian parents of a deaf baby boy have described the "overwhelming" moment their son heard their voices for the first time.

Man builds pirate ship in garden

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:24
A man spends six months building a pirate ship in the back garden of his house.

Man charged with 'beheading' murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:08
A 25-year-old man is charged with the murder of 82-year-old grandmother Palmira Silva, who died in a suspected beheading in north London.

Deadly microbes found in US lab

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 16:00
A sweep of US government labs finds improperly stored deadly microbes, following the discovery of forgotten stores of smallpox in July.

Downton star leaves behind Matthew Crawley for US action role

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:47
Dan Stevens swaps Downton for Hollywood

The tale of the parrot that started a fight

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:45
The tale of the parrot that started a fight

Selfie science: taking perfect pics

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:40
The scientific principles behind first-class photos

Would northern England look to Scotland?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:39
Would Scottish independence help northern England?

VIDEO: Policeman jumps on car during protest

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:24
An Argentine police officer has been caught on camera pretending to be run over by a protester.

Italian air strike disrupts UK flights

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-05 15:06
UK air passengers face major travel disruption due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers, with scores of flights cancelled on Saturday.