National / International News

'Cloudy' drug halts US execution

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 21:42
The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.

VIDEO: On frontline protecting Kenya's rhinos

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 21:26
The BBC's Ed Thomas joins Kenyan soldiers as they try to stop poachers from killing the country's rhinos.

Audit office critical of IT scheme

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 21:23
An IT company was awarded a 1.3m euros (£950,000) grant to buy equipment which "in all likelihood" cost it 30,000 euros (£22,000), the NI Audit Office concludes.

Prince promotes UK culture in China

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:34
The Duke of Cambridge will promote British innovation as he continues his tour of China with visits to a festival, a school and a film museum.

Nemtsov funeral to be held in Moscow

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 20:09
Funeral ceremonies are to be held in Moscow for the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday.

VIDEO: Why life in Singapore is so expensive

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 19:43
Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 19:37
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

North Korea lifts Ebola travel ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 19:29
North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Two questioned over missing Becky

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 19:18
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, continue to question two people, arrested on suspicion of murder.

Jail threat for sex abuse 'neglect'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:33
Senior public officials who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation would face up to five years in jail under proposals being considered by ministers.

Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:06

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Property offences 'decriminalised'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:04
Theft, burglary and shoplifting have "virtually been decriminalised" because the offences are not treated as a priority by police or the courts, a report for a think tank suggests.

MPs urge immigration detention cap

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:59
Immigration detention should be capped at 28 days, a cross-party group of MPs and peers recommends.

Iran must halt nuclear work - Obama

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:52
Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, as Israel's prime minister is set to address the US Congress on the issue.

Unsafe fridges 'risk lives' warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:46
Lives are being put at risk by fires fuelled by fridge freezers insulated with flammable materials, says London Fire Brigade.

VIDEO: The art rescued from Nazi looters

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:40
The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis

Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:39
A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.

Met corruption case figures revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:37
Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers have been suspended for alleged corruption in the last two years, figures show.

Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:39
Comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after his collapse during a stage show.

Can the UK afford to defend itself?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:33
What measures will be needed for the UK to meet Nato targets for defence, writes Prof Malcolm Chalmers, of security think tank the Royal United Services Institute.