National / International News

Hillsborough disaster 'predictable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:59
The Hillsborough disaster "could have been predicted", an expert paramedic tells the inquests.

'Collusion' legal action begins

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:54
Families of more than 100 1970s murder victims begin a legal action at the High Court over claims of collusion by members of the security forces with loyalists.

VIDEO: Leaders of main parties cast their vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:50
Leaders of the main parties cast their vote in the UK General Election on 7 May 2015

Libyan cadets 'were like animals'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:47
A man who said he was raped in a park by two Libyan soldiers training in the UK described them as "animals" who "held me down", a court hears.

Branson responds to drugs smuggler

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:39
Sir Richard Branson responds to an appeal by British drugs smuggler Lindsay Sandiford, who is on death row in Indonesia.

Greece will stick to voter promises

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:36
Greece will stick to its "red-line" promises to its electorate and not make concessions in its negotiations with creditors, says a government spokesman.

Legal high 'killed father-of-three'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:29
A legal high five times stronger than heroin killed a Cardiff father-of-three, an inquest hears.

Police job advert 'ploddledegook'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:26
A communication campaign group criticises a 26-page advert for a police chief constable, which calls for an "agent of change" who can get "client-side".

When German soldiers turned against the SS

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:22
When Germans joined Americans battling the SS

'Mourinho an inspiration at Chelsea'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:20
In her column, Eniola Aluko describes a the influence of Jose Mourinho in a monumental week for Chelsea's men and women.

WATCH: The Guardian's U.K. Election Primer For Non-Brits

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:11

The parliamentary system can seem complicated on this side of the pond. Luckily The Guardian gets that and explains a hung parliament and what the queen has to do with all this.

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Dowager's housekeeper stole antiques

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 04:10
A "greedy and calculating" ex-housekeeper of a countess from Cirencester is jailed for three years for stealing antiques.

VIDEO: The staying power of African presidents

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:48
After a third-term bid by Burundi's president triggers protests, BBC News takes a 60-second look at how long Africa's leader are staying in power - and the reaction.

CO2 levels reach monthly record

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:46
Global carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million, according to scientists.

Britons Go To The Polls In What's Predicted To Be A Nail-Biter

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:45

The latest polls put the ruling Conservative Party led by David Cameron neck and neck with the Labour Party led by Ed Miliband. Polls close at 5 p.m. ET.

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Dashcam footage accepted by insurers

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:33
Most UK insurance companies will now accept dashboard camera footage in disputed claims - but few will offer a discount on premiums for using one.

Mexico rescues 100 migrant hostages

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:30
Mexican police have rescued more than 100 migrants kidnapped by a human trafficking gang near the capital in Mexico state.

Dogs wait sadly outside polling stations

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:27
Disenfranchised dogs will make you feel sad on polling day.

VIDEO: Aussie admirer steals a kiss from Harry

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:20
Prince Harry received a kiss from an admirer as he greeted thousands of well-wishers near Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Man Utd to sign forward Depay

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-07 03:20
Manchester United agree a deal to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £25-30m.