National / International News

Egypt leader urged to free reporter

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 17:10
The two brothers of jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for the Egyptian president to release him by decree.

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo Dead At 82

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:21

Mario Cuomo, who served as governor of New York from 1983 to 1994 and who was considered for a time a leading Democratic presidential option, died Thursday at the age of 82, news sources report.

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Television in 2015: A look-ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:17
Lizo Mzimba previews the year's small-screen must-sees

Australia shares start new year flat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 16:06
Australian shares started the new year flat in thin trading with many of the region's markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.

New home for cocoa quarantine

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.

Woman in Black takes new direction

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
Can Woman in Black 2 succeed without Daniel Radcliffe?

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:52
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.

The images used to teach soldiers to kill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:23
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?

Technology predictions fly into 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 15:14
Drones, cyber attacks and spooky smartphones - 2015 is here

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?