National / International News

Apology for lost children on fun run

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:33
Organisers apologise after mountain rescuers have to round up children who got lost on a fun run and ran more than double the distance.

Russia ban 'shows sanctions working'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:27
Former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind says Russia's ban on some leading Europeans shows sanctions against the country are working.

NI 'looks foolish on world stage'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 00:10
Northern Ireland's inability to resolve its political problems makes it look "foolish" on the world stage, a leading venture capitalist tells the BBC.

VIDEO: 'Fishing for litter' to clean up the seas

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:54
Fishermen sailing around the east coast of Britain are being encouraged to collect rubbish from the sea and bring it ashore, in a project to help the environment.

VIDEO: Migrant crisis: Can Kos cope alone?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:46
Authorities in Greece are struggling to deal with a rapidly growing number of migrants arriving on the island of Kos.

VIDEO: BB King's final Mississippi farewell

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:35
The funeral of blues legend BB King has taken place in his home state of Indianola, Mississippi.

Thalidomide survivors seek 'justice'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 23:12
Welsh people left disabled by the thalidomide drug scandal are being backed in their fight for compensation by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans.

Premier League next for Arsenal?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 22:33
Is the Premier League next for Arsenal?

Economic growth 'up several gears'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 20:19
The speed at which the British economy is growing is increasing, the Confederation of British Industry says.

Joe Biden's son dies from cancer

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 19:21
Beau Biden, the son of US Vice-President Joe Biden, dies from brain cancer at the age of 46.

Birthday card appeal woman turns 100

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 18:33
A woman who received 16,000 birthday cards from around the globe after an internet appeal went viral turns 100.

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's Son, Dies After Cancer Battle

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:59

Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.

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Thousands attend Venezuela march

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:42
Thousands of Venezuelans have marched through the streets of Caracas to call for the release of opposition leaders and for the date for elections to be set.

Man shot dead near Singapore summit

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:23
Singapore police say they have shot dead one man and detained two others close to the Shangri-La hotel where world defence ministers are meeting.

Rail strike talks to enter third day

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:19
Talks aimed at averting a national strike by Network Rail workers in a dispute over pay are due to enter a third day.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:10
The week's big numbers visualised.

How does black hair reflect black history?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:08
How does black hair reflect black history?

The quiet power of courtesy

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 17:04
Should everyone start showing more courtesy?

Spinal cord injury cancer drug hope

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:44
A group of drugs being trialled for cancer could also be used to make nerves regrow and treat spinal cord injuries, a study in mice suggests.

Concern over Thai murder trial

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-30 16:37
Lawyers for the men charged with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand say they are concerned key evidence will not be re-examined before trial.