National / International News

Masters meltdown helped me - McIlroy

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:56
Masters favourite Rory McIlroy says his final-round collapse at Augusta in 2011 made him a better player.

Ambulance progress 'not fast enough'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:48
The ambulance service in Wales is not improving quickly enough, a cross-party committee of AMs warns.

Locals 'key to catching killers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:33
The key to catching the killers of Constable Ronan Kerr lies with local communities, says the detective in charge of the murder investigation.

Attack on Kenya university compound

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:31
Gunmen have stormed a university compound in the north-eastern Kenyan town of Garissa, near the border with Somalia.

NICVA issues warning over job losses

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:29
An umbrella group of voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland warns that hundreds of job losses are likely as a result of cuts in the sector.

Welsh parties row ahead of TV debate

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:09
Welsh political parties argue over who best represents Wales' interests, ahead of a televised leaders' election debate.

Queen in city for Maundy service

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 21:01
The Queen is visiting Sheffield to hand out Maundy Money to 178 pensioners at a service at the city's cathedral.

VIDEO: 'We should be standing in 5ft of snow'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 20:00
The governor of California has announced the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history after years of drought.

Crews battle industrial unit fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 19:27
A large fire breaks out at a warehouse on an industrial unit in north-west London.

VIDEO: April fooled?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 19:11
Among the April Fools' Day pranksters this year are businessman Richard Branson with a modest proposal for Virgin and Belgian TV, who brought back a comic book hero.

Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 19:02

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

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Northern Ireland passions move centre stage

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:29
Mark Mardell says Northern Ireland politicians are likely to play a central role in the formation of the next UK Government.

VIDEO: How much should the state intervene in capitalism?

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:24
How much should the state intervene in capitalism?

'Sharp rise' in foreign fighters

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:21
A UN report says that more than 25,000 foreign fighters have travelled to join militant groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

Queensland greyhound body dump found

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 18:11
The bodies of at least 55 greyhounds - apparently linked to racing - are found dumped in Queensland, in the latest setback for the scandal-hit sport.

Russian trawler sinks with 43 dead

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 17:28
A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's Far East, with 43 confirmed dead and more than 30 still missing.

VIDEO: What Gandhi wrote to Hitler

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:48
In celebration of London's Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.

Pressure builds on key Yemen city

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:39
Fighting in the Yemeni city of Aden has intensified as Houthi rebels try to seize control of the city from forces local to the president.

The Sen. Menendez Indictment In Five Excerpts

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:01

The indictment against Sen. Robert Menendez alleges he took hundreds of thousands of dollars and extravagant gifts from a friend and donor in exchange for political favors.

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VIDEO: Riding with Ukrainian rebels

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-01 16:00
Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.