National / International News

Airport expansion given go-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:37
Plans to expand London Luton Airport and increase capacity to 18 million passengers a year, are given the go-ahead by the government.

Troubled Serco plans to raise £170m

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:36
Troubled outsourcing firm Serco announces plans to raise £170m through an issue of new shares and says its finance director is stepping down.

Lloyds Bank to float TSB in June

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:29
Lloyds Bank plans to float 25% its revived TSB business at the end of June it has said, with at least some of the shares being made available to the public.

VIDEO: Trace back your DNA 1,000 years

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:26
A scientist claims he has a found a way of tracing where our DNA was formed, over 1000 years ago.

VIDEO: Teen chooses from 8 Ivy League offers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:15
Kwasi Enin, 17, has held a news conference to announce his university choice after being offered a place at all eight Ivy League institutions.

VIDEO: Many 'cannot afford a decent diet'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:15
Many people do not have enough income for a "decent diet", public health experts have claimed in an open letter to the prime minister.

Alliance Party office attacked again

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 00:04
An Alliance Party office in east Belfast has been attacked for a second consecutive day.

Storm-damaged railway line reopens

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:54
Another section of the Cambrian Coast railway line damaged by severe storms reopens after repair work.

Is It Still College Without Football?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:40

Temple University in Pennsylvania and the New College of Florida are keeping costs low by cutting amenities and some varsity sports. But will running this play make them less attractive to applicants?

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VIDEO: EU bans Indian mango imports

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:33
The European Union imposes a ban on imports of Indian mangoes, unless they've been specially treated to cut the risk of fruit fly infestation.

Files show confusion over Lusitania

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 23:11
Files released by the National Archives show confusion among British officials over whether dangerous materials were on board the Lusitania when it was torpedoed in 1915.

VIDEO: Mayor 'to get help' after secret film

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:52
Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is to take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse, his lawyer says.

Justin Bieber PA sentenced for drugs

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:50
Xavier Domonique Smith, also known as Lil Za, will do community service after police found ecstasy in his room at Bieber's house.

VIDEO: Lucky escape as US highway collapses

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:39
One person has been confirmed dead after heavy flooding in parts of Florida and southern Alabama.

Van Dyck portrait saved for UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:06
The National Portrait Gallery has successfully raised the £10m required to keep Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait in the UK.

Warning of heavy rain and thunder

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 22:04
Heavy rain and thunderstorms could batter much of Wales according to the Met Office.

Coulthard's conflict: I owe my career to Senna's death

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:50
On the 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, David Coulthard recalls learning the news and what it meant for him

Adams arrested and Hoskins tributes - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:31
The arrest of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams leads some papers, while many pay tribute to the acting talents of Bob Hoskins who died on Tuesday.

Sinn Fein Leader Arrested Over 1972 IRA Killing

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:31

Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams was being interrogated Thursday over the 1972 slaying of a Belfast widow that has haunted his political career for decades. Her bullet-shattered skull was found in 2003.

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How hero Senna inspired my driving style

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 21:24
In his latest column for BBC Sport, Lewis Hamilton explains how the great Ayrton Senna inspired his driving style
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