National / International News

VIDEO: Knightley 'begins again' with a song

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:58
Tom Brook speaks to Keira Knightley about having to sing in her role in the film Begin Again.

Tearful Terry feels the pain of Chelsea exit

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:56
A fifth Champions League semi-final loss proves hard to take for Chelsea and their inspirational leader John Terry, writes Ben Smith

Star Wars casting: Did fans feel the Force?

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:35
How did Star Wars fans react to casting news for Episode VII?

How the US Communist Party survived

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:24
The curious survival of the US Communist Party

VIDEO: How 'Black Fives' changed basketball

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:22
The segregated past of basketball in the US

FAA Slowly Lifting Ground Stop In West After Technical Problem

NPR News - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:18

Airplanes at airports in some Western states, including California, were grounded because of computer problems. Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles saw major delays.

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VIDEO: Tense May Day preparations in Istanbul

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:17
Despite the Turkish government's ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square in central Istanbul, unions and opposition activists say they will converge there for May Day rallies.

VIDEO: Welcome to Iraq and other art stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:13
Contemporary artwork from Iraq comes to a London gallery, a number of pieces destined for the Louvre Abu Dhabi are previewed at its sister museum in Paris - and more from the world of arts.

Mansell leads tributes to Senna

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:13
Nigel Mansell says Ayrton Senna will be remembered as a "true thoroughbred racer" on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Robertson through as record breaker

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:11
Neil Robertson becomes the first player to make a hundred century breaks in a season in semi-final win at the Crucible.

Why it pays to be lucky in investing

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:11
Is investing really just a game of chance?

VIDEO: Farage: I did not bottle by-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:09
Nigel Farage has insisted he did not "bottle it" by deciding not to run in the by-election to replace MP Patrick Mercer.

Oil activity 'to stay at steady low'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:07
Drilling and deal activity on the UK Continental Shelf will remain at "a steady low" for at least the next year, a report suggests.

Iraqi vote held in security lockdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:03
Iraq holds its first parliamentary vote since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago, as at least 14 people are killed in sporadic violence.

Mini-strokes 'should not be ignored'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:01
Those who ignore symptoms of a TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or mini-stroke are running the risk of having a major stroke, the Stroke Association warns.

Mesh network apps to the rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:01
New apps let you keep chatting when communications are cut

Referendum debate 'needs to improve'

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 15:00
Both sides of the independence debate need to "step up their game" in the final months of the campaign, according a survey of Scottish businesses.

England's Walker doubt for World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 14:59
England manager Roy Hodgson says Tottenham defender Kyle Walker is doubtful for the World Cup because of a pelvic injury.

Morrisons cuts core product prices

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 14:59
Struggling supermarket Morrisons announces it will cut prices by as much as 17% on some products, in a bid to win back customers.

Mourinho rues crucial Courtois impact

BBC - Wed, 2014-04-30 14:50
Jose Mourinho says keeper Thibaut Courtois, on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, played a key role in the Blues' European exit.
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