National / International News

'A female jockey can win National'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 23:54
Rider Katie Walsh on nearly making Grand National history and competing against the men at Aintree

VIDEO: Singapore is Lee Kuan Yew's legacy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 23:53
Thousands lined the streets to view the funeral procession of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday aged 91.

UKIP pledges more funding for Wales

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 23:24
UKIP says it will "radically reform" the funding formula for the Welsh government's budget if it gets into power.

France votes in local elections

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 23:17
Parts of France head to the poll for local elections seen as a key barometer for the presidential vote in two years' time.

Empty grounds & bus depots in Brazil

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 22:49
The 2014 World Cup was the most profitable in Fifa's history, but for the host nation the legacy is expensive stadiums left vacant.

VIDEO: Girl sneaks out in search of a Slushie

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 22:39
A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.

VIDEO: Lew Kuan Yew's state funeral procession

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 22:10
Tens of thousands of people are lining the streets of Singapore to bid farewell to the founding father of the city-state, Lee Kuan Yew.

Jonathan Brownlee wins in Auckland

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 21:53
Britain's Jonathan Brownlee wins the second race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 21:12
An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax 'exits' the runway while landing at Halifax, and reportedly hits a power pylon.

A very Singaporean send-off

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:27
The BBC looks at some of the ways the city-state of Singapore and its people have paid tribute to founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Nigeria voting continues after delays

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 20:15
Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.

Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:09

It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.

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Heads' threat to parents over gaming

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:07
Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.

Game of Thrones' factual fantasy

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 19:00
Games of Thrones' real-world parallels

The friends who sign up for jihad

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:48
The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq

What to expect when you're electing

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:47
What to expect when you're electing

Dickens' desk saved for public view

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:37
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Death threats against BBC boss probed

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 18:18
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.

VIDEO: Islamist rebels in Syria 'capture Idlib'

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:55
Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports

Retailers call for review of rates

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-28 17:51
Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.