National / International News

Gerrard Liverpool's greatest ever?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Steven Gerrard's place in the pantheon of Anfield legends.

Global economy on the up in 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.

Thousands of Scots 'face bankruptcy'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A report by business advisers BDO predicts 1,000 companies will go bust and 12,000 Scots will be made bankrupt in the coming year.

Payday loan charges cap takes effect

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.

Teachers blame bad behaviour on cuts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:06
The EIS teaching union claims cuts in staff are making it harder to deal with bad behaviour in schools.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:06
Reaction to Steven Gerrard's Liverpool exit, Man Utd target Paul Pogba, Didier Drogba to retire and become Chelsea coach, plus more.

VIDEO: 'I always wanted to be a musician'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:04
Peter Kaldor was 16 when the Soviets invaded Hungary in 1956. He fled taking the mouthpiece to his trumpet.

Rail fare rises come into effect

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:04
UK rail fares rise by an average of 2.2%, which the rail industry says is the lowest increase for five years but critics say outstrips wage growth.

VIDEO: Vienna's love of indoor yodelling

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:04
Vienna's wine bars echo to the sound of their own strange song

Xinjiang: Has the crackdown worked?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:01
How has China's counter-terror crackdown impacted the Uighur minority in Xinjiang? The BBC's China Editor Carrie Gracie pays a visit to Kashgar city to find out.

Garth Crooks's team of the week

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:39
Who is pushing for an England call-up? Who can Tony Pulis bank on at West Brom? Do you agree with Garth Crooks's selections?

Cancer 'down to bad luck' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:35
Research suggesting that many cancers are caused by "bad luck", rather than lifestyle choices or genetics, makes headlines in some papers.

Japan birth rates slumps to new low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:31
Japan's birth rate slumps to a record low in 2014, health ministry figures show, with barely 1m newborns in 2014 - 9,000 fewer than in 2013.

Gerrard to leave Liverpool in summer

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:18
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the Anfield club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Second migrant ship seen off Italy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:14
The Italian coast guard says it is trying to board a second abandoned migrant ship, days after 970 migrants were rescued on another ship.

Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 14:02

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.

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VIDEO: 'I wonder how she's doing now'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 13:58
As the search continues for those on board AirAsia QZ8501, Kevin Khuana speaks to the BBC about his friend, 21-year-old marketing student Stephanie Gunawan, who was on board.

A 40-Day Vegan Fast, Then At Last, A January Christmas Feast

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 13:43

The Ethiopian Orthodox Church observes Christmas on Jan. 7, and the 40 days prior are observed as a vegan fast. That means no dairy and no meat until the traditional dish of doro wat on Christmas Day.

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France new year car-burning falls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 13:31
The number of cars set alight in France on New Year's Eve fell significantly this year, the government says.

VIDEO: Syria conflict has 'deadliest year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 13:25
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, claims more than 76,000 people were killed in the Syrian conflict in 2014 - almost a quarter of them civilians