National / International News

Titanic items fetch six-figure sum

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:59
Rare items from the Titanic, including a restaurant dinner menu, sell for a "substantial" six-figure sum at auction.

Catholic synod vote 'disappointing'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:32
Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.

Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:10
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.

Abandoned tanker adrift once again

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 17:03
A Russian container ship is once again drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board after becoming detached from a tugboat.

England's lost football grounds

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:35
What happened to England's lost football grounds?

Is bushmeat behind Ebola outbreak?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:16
What role does wild animal meat play in the Ebola outbreak?

Pakistan's 'miracle' doctor inspired by NHS

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:06
The medic who brought free healthcare to Karachi's poor

Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 16:01
Why are our obsessions never the things we're best at?

The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:54
The women interned during the war against Japan

Days of deadly rains hit Nicaragua

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:45
Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains, nine of them in the capital Managua when a wall collapsed.

Sport plan to aid mental health

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:44
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.

Remains found in hunt for US student

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:18
Virginia state police say they have found human remains that could be those of missing British-born student Hannah Graham.

Runners celebrate Moira Jones' life

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:05
Hundreds of runners are due to gather in a Glasgow park to celebrate the life of a woman who was killed there.

Orbiters on alert as comet skims Mars

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:05
Scientists should get a grandstand view of a comet on Sunday when it makes a dramatic flyby of Mars.

Rise in weapons found in prisons

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:04
The number of weapons confiscated in Scottish prisons has almost doubled in a year, new figures show.

VIDEO: Brit seeks 'soccer' in the US

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 15:02
Ben Zand is travelling across the country as part of BBC's Pop Up project. In every city he visits, he's checking in on football's fate in the states.

Bermuda 'bruised' by Hurricane Gonzalo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 14:55
Bermudans are clearing up the damage after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo left trails of damage in its wake on the tiny Atlantic territory.

Injured Tuilagi a doubt for England

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 14:32
Manu Tuilagi is a doubt for England's autumn internationals after suffering a reoccurrence of a groin injury in Leicester's win over Ulster.

Sunderland 8-0 defeat 'embarrassing'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 13:56
Manager Gus Poyet says Sunderland's 8-0 defeat at Southampton is his "most embarrassing" moment in football.

VIDEO: Nepal snowstorm death toll rises

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-18 13:44
At least 39 trekkers are now known to have died on a Nepal hiking route that was hit by major snowstorms and avalanches earlier this week, according to local officials.