National / International News

VIDEO: Stranded sailor saved after 66 days

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 23:01
A sailor who says he spent two months lost at sea has been rescued after apparently surviving on raw fish and rainwater.

VIDEO: China's 'guerrilla feminists' held

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:56
Five Chinese feminists, known for guerrilla-style protests against domestic violence, have been detained for nearly a month, sparking concerns for their health.

Malaysia sedition charge over tweets

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:32
Malaysian authorities charge a prominent cartoonist who criticised the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim with sedition.

Antarctic rescue man in hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 22:18
A seriously ill man who was evacuated from a remote Antarctic base arrives at hospital in Australia after a rough two-week sea voyage.

UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 21:06
Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.

Indonesia jails teachers for abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 20:44
A British-Canadian teacher and an Indonesian are jailed for 10 years for sex abuse at a Jakarta international school, in a controversial case.

VIDEO: Iranians celebrate nuclear agreement

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 20:18
Iranians celebrate an outline agreement on the future shape of the country's nuclear programme, reached after marathon talks between Iran and six major powers.

Obama hails Iran nuclear agreement

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:57
Barack Obama says a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could peacefully resolve "one of the greatest threats to our security".

Queen to attend VE Day commemorations

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:49
The Queen is to attend a Westminster Abbey service next month, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

Five ideas to transform the NHS

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:13
With the future of the health service a crucial election issue, five experts offer their prescriptions to improve public health in Britain.

Why is teaching the most unionised job?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 19:08
As teachers' unions gather for their annual conferences, why has education retained such high levels of union membership?

Sailor rescued after 66 days at sea

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:47
A sailor who went missing in January has been rescued off the coast of North Carolina after apparently surviving on raw fish.

VIDEO: The children of Ukraine's war

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:41
Natalia Antelava visits a children's centre for youngsters involved in the war in eastern Ukraine.

VIDEO: Chocolate Easter eggs go ethical

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:37
Hunting for chocolate Easter eggs has been a challenge for the ethical shopper but new EU laws make it easier for such customers.

Disruption likely for Easter travel

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:30
People travelling by rail over Easter should "think twice" because of widespread engineering works, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says

West Bank barrier plan rejected

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 18:18
Palestinians are celebrating after Israel's Supreme Court rejects a plan to build the West Bank barrier through a beauty spot near Bethlehem.

China ex-security chief Zhou charged

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:35
China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang is charged with bribery, abuse of power and the intentional disclosure of state secrets, state media report.

The Leaders Debate: how they spun it on social

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:31
What the parties want to go viral after the leaders' debate

VIDEO: What does capitalism look like today?

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:12
How different is capitalism from the 18th Century?

Chrysler to pay $149m for crash death

BBC - Thu, 2015-04-02 17:03
A US jury has awarded $150m (£101m) to the family of a four-year-old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.