National / International News

Life for woman who smothered friend

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:13
A woman is jailed for life for smothering an elderly man at a care home in North Yorkshire.

All Black Jerry's Barnstaple turnout

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:07
When Newton Abbot seconds faced Barnstaple in 2007, imagine their shock when an All Black was staring their way.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
What's Taylor Swift's trick for outwitting the paparazzi?

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 07:03
The week's big numbers, visualised

VIDEO: Greece parliament meets on debt crisis

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:57
Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras addresses a session of the Greek parliament on the country's debt negotiations with the EU and IMF.

Lost And Found: Missing Rembrandt, Dürer Prints Turn Up At Boston Library

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:55

Worth a combined $630,000, they were found misfiled after an exhaustive, eight-week search of the stacks. But not before an FBI probe was launched and the library's president resigned.

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Life sentence for child abuser, 75

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:51
A 75-year-old Pembrokeshire man who abused three children over a 15-year period is jailed for life.

Met chief 'accepts force is racist'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:42
Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says there is "some justification" to claims that the force is institutionally racist.

Migrants turn to eastern Med route

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:31
More migrants so far this year have travelled to Europe via Greece and Turkey rather than from Libya, the EU's border management agency says.

Who are the Med's migrants?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:27
A man’s desperate story of desert deaths and gangs

Jury discharged in 'one punch' case

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:17
A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the retrial of a County Tyrone man accused of killing 19-year-old Jason McGovern of Tydavnet, County Monaghan.

Iraq's Tariq Aziz 'dies in prison'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:13
Tariq Aziz, Iraq's foreign minister under Saddam Hussein, has died in an Iraqi prison, officials say.

Michelle Obama to make London return

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:09
US First Lady Michelle Obama is to visit London to highlight her efforts to boost girls' education across the world.

Colombia searches for kidnapped girl

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:08
Colombian officials launch a widescale search for the 11-year-old daughter of a high-profile security official, who was kidnapped outside her school.

Police crash tweet branded 'moronic'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:04
Police say they "didn't mean to offend", after people call a tweet asking readers to identify the model of a crashed car "inappropriate".

Woman dies and man hurt in fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 06:01
An 88-year-old woman dies and a 63-year-old man is injured in a fire at a house in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Glamorgan 'close to debt deal'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:53
Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris confirms the county have agreed in principle with Cardiff City Council to write off £4.4m worth of debt.

Steve Martin receives AFI tribute

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:52
A host of stars have paid tribute to Steve Martin as he received the American Film Institute's life achievement award.

Coffee grinder explosives man guilty

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-05 05:52
A man who tried to mix explosives in a coffee grinder and had so many homemade fireworks he could have blown up his house, is given a suspended sentence.