National / International News

Ukraine in 'Day of Silence' truce bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:10
A "Day of Silence" is held in Ukraine in an attempt to kick-start a much-violated ceasefire deal, but new peace talks in Belarus remain uncertain.

NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Asian shares down on global oil rout

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:05
Asian shares traded lower on Tuesday, following losses on Wall Street over slumping oil prices and worries about global growth.

In Pictures: William and Kate in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:46
Images from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's US visit

Where is Christmas going wrong?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:45
Why do 'winter wonderlands' leave us cold?

Dewani prepares to return to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:41
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of murdering his wife on their honeymoon.

UK firms 'hiring £1,000 bricklayers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:28
Building companies in London have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.

Longer BBC local news for election

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:16
The BBC's late evening TV news bulletins in the English regions are being extended in the run-up to the general election in May next year.

VIDEO: Jetpack maker takes off in Australia

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:05
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.

Bold Modi tackles Muslim Kashmir head on

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:03
The Indian prime minster has made repeated visits to Kashmir despite fears that he would marginalise the country's Muslim population, says Andrew Whitehead.

In pictures: Art of Building 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:01
Finalists from this year's Art of Building competition

VIDEO: Making Chinese websites for UK firms

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:01
The British government does a deal with Chinese firm Shangpin to help UK firms get more from selling in Asia.

'I am tired': the politics of Mexico's #Yamecanse hashtag

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:00
The story of Mexico's long-running online protest

Jupitus 'avoiding' Star Wars trailer

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:58
Why Phill Jupitus is avoiding the new Star Wars trailer

MPs attack Post Office dispute scheme

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:54
MPs criticise the Post Office for the way it has handled claims its IT system led to at least 150 sub-postmasters being wrongly accused of fraud.

How many good schools are there really?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:49
Ofsted says there are record levels of good and outstanding schools. But is there an inspection equivalent of grade inflation?

College of Teaching 'to raise status'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:47
An independent college to maintain professional standards for teachers in England is going to be announced.

The 'porridge row' and the 'weather bomb'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:44
In a mixed bag of headlines for Tuesday's press, a Conservative peer's suggestion that 'poor people can't cook' is making headlines, as does dire weather warnings.

Ebola nurse: Band Aid 'cringeworthy'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:24
The British nurse who survived Ebola says the “cultural ignorance” displayed in the Band Aid 30 lyrics is “cringeworthy”.

Why the word 'redskin' matters

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:23
Why the word 'redskin' matters more than ever