National / International News

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:37
George Osborne welcomes the latest economic figures but cautions that the job is not done.

Rape case Lib Dem suspension 'delay'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:30
A Lib Dem councillor accused of raping a child was not suspended from the party when he was charged four months ago because of a "communication failure", it emerges.

HMRC awaits 2.5m more tax returns

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:28
Some 2.5 million tax returns are yet to be submitted to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with the final deadline looming.

French police raid comic's property

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:27
Police in France raid properties linked to controversial comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala as part of a fraud inquiry, French media report.

Able readers 'damaged by phonics'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:23
An academic says the government's insistence that even able readers learn using phonics is not in their interests.

Five interpretations of the new Doctor Who costume

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:20
Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who outfit has been unveiled. What messages does it convey about the Time Lord's 12th incarnation?

Mladic blocks Karadzic questions

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:20
Ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic refuses to testify after Radovan Karadzic calls him as a defence witness at a Hague war crimes trial.

Agency 'worked socks off' for floods

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:19
The head of the Environment Agency defends its handling of flooding, saying its staff have "worked their socks off" over the past two months.

Bahrain urged to investigate death

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:13
Amnesty International is calling on the Bahraini authorities to investigate the death in custody of a 19-year-old man earlier this month.

Bhutto's son urges war on militants

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:12
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of assassinated ex-PM Benazir Bhutto, urges Pakistan to take military action against militants, in an exclusive BBC interview.

Man 'stitches leg' after shark bite

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:12
A doctor in New Zealand tells the BBC how he fought off a shark attack with a knife, stitched up his wounds with a first aid kit, then went to the pub for a beer.

VIDEO: Inside factory as production grows

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:11
The BBC visits a factory in Cheltenham after the latest GDP figures suggested that manufacturing grew by about 0.9% in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Finance tech firm promises 100 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:09
A hi-tech firm promises 100 new jobs in Bridgend developing specialist web services for the financial sector.

Hamilton upbeat despite Jerez crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:03
Lewis Hamilton insists he had a "positive day" despite crashing his new Mercedes on day one of pre-season testing in Spain.

'Loss of control' caused plane crash

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 04:00
A "loss of control" during an aborted landing was what probably caused a plane travelling from Belfast to Cork to crash with the loss of six lives, a report finds.

Council 'failings' in coal clear-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 03:59
East Ayrshire Council is discussing a damning report on its handling of local mining projects amid a £132m shortfall to restore opencast sites.

Prince fans' shock at $22m action

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 03:58
Fans of Prince express shock at the musician's $22m (£13m) legal action against 22 people who posted copies of live performances online.

Paul Flowers 'good at aptitude test'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 03:48
Disgraced former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers did very well in psychometric tests in interviews for the role, a committee of MPs has heard.

AMs want review of assembly powers

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-28 03:45
Many AMs want a comprehensive review of the way the Welsh assembly works because they think there are problems with the way it operates, a survey suggests.

Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-28 03:45

Seeger had been a mentor and an influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.

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