National / International News

VIDEO: McConaughey's career transformation

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 03:23
Actor Matthew McConaughey on his transformation from romantic comedy lead to Oscar-nominated actor.

Flood damage costs run into millions

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 03:16
Millions of pounds in costs are expected to be listed in Natural Resources Wales' review of coastline damage from recent storms.

Leading Bangladesh Islamist to hang

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 03:13
The head of Bangladesh's main Islamist party, Motiur Rahman Nizami, is sentenced to death for arms smuggling, prompting fears of fresh unrest.

In pictures: Britain's wet January

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 03:04
UK storms and flooding

Military deciding on flood plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:54
Military planners are to meet with council officials in Somerset later to see what support is needed to help the flood-hit county.

VIDEO: Playing the piano to riot police

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:54
Playing classical music to riot police

Archbishops criticise anti-gay laws

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:47
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have told the leaders of Nigeria and Uganda that gay people should be valued and not victimised.

VIDEO: US GDP: Green firm's rapid growth

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:43
Ahead of the latest figures on US GDP, Michelle Fleury reports from a New York firm that has seen rapid growth.

Labour leadership reforms move ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:43
Plans to reform Labour leadership elections are expected to go before the party's national executive committee this weekend.

Clegg opposes child car smoking ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:30
The deputy prime minister says he opposes a ban on smoking in cars carrying children - but the idea looks closer to law as MPs are offered a free vote.

Whatever happened to the term New Man?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:24
The New Man was once a radical way to describe a male who wholeheartedly accepted domestic life. But 30 years on, what has happened to the term?

Stormy times for emerging markets

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:20
Stormy times for emerging markets

Embattled Ukrainian President Takes Sick Leave

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:16

A statement on the presidential website Thursday said Viktor Yanukovych has an acute respiratory illness and high fever. There was no indication of how long he might be on leave or whether he would be able to do any work.

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AUDIO: Food bin thefts 'fed 30 people'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:09
William James, one of the three men arrested for stealing food from bins outside an Iceland store in October, explains why he does it.

Fast turn led to speedboat tragedy

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:05
A TV executive and his daughter died after he tried to execute a fast turn in their speedboat, investigators find.

Mum and boy's deaths 'preventable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 02:04
The partner of a woman murdered alongside her young son insists their deaths could have been prevented, contradicting a serious case review's findings.

VIDEO: Justin Bieber charged with limo assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:47
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

The madness that is Transfer Deadline Day

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:44
Chaos and panic buying as teams compete for best players

Malta tightens passport sale terms

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:37
Malta bows to EU pressure and sets a one-year residency requirement in a controversial new passport scheme for rich foreigners.

NYT journalist forced out of China

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 01:35
A New York Times journalist leaves China because authorities have not granted him a visa, in a move seen as an attempt to pressure the foreign media.

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