National / International News

'Too many accountants run theatres'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 21:48
One of Wales' most influential directors criticises the "accountants" and "businessmen" who run Welsh theatres.

Prayers for missing Cameron, 11

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 21:45
Church invites people to light candles and pray for schoolboy Cameron Comey, who has been missing since Tuesday.

Fresh bid to resolve Ardoyne parades

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 21:06
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers is to start fresh meetings to try to find a way forward on the north Belfast parading dispute.

'Beached' cargo ship refloated

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:59
A large cargo ship that ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point in the west Highlands is refloated on the high tide.

NZ humiliate England in World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:50
England slip to their joint heaviest one-day defeat as New Zealand chase 124 in 12.2 overs in the World Cup.

India arrests over document 'leaks'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:34
Police in India say they have arrested five people for allegedly leaking classified government documents to energy companies for money.

US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:26
US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.

Book lovers: New Teen Fest is for you

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:20
Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman is launching an online YA festival for teenagers to mark World Book Day.

Patients face fines on free scripts

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 20:05
Patients with life-long conditions are being fined up to £100 for taking their free prescriptions, the BBC has uncovered.

VIDEO: Disruption and danger in US ice

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 18:04
Icy weather conditions are continuing to cause severe disruption to parts of the United States.

Why California's Superbug Outbreak Isn't As Scary As It Seems

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:44

The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.

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Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:40
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 15 days in prison for handing out leaflets to publicise a planned demonstration.

UK and Europe 'badly misread Russia'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:37
Britain and European diplomats are accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.

Mayor held in Venezuela police raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:29
The mayor of Venezuela's capital is arrested amid accusations of a coup attempt, with President Nicolas Maduro saying he must "answer for his crimes".

BP bid to reduce spill fine rejected

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:16
BP loses its bid to reduce the maximum civil fine of $13.7bn (£8.9bn) it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Eurozone set for vital Greece talks

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 17:01
Eurozone finance ministers are set for a crunch meeting in Brussels to consider a proposal by Greece to extend its European loan programme.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:54
What was Jack White's special recipe?

In pictures: 'What multiple sclerosis means to me'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:50
Exploring the feelings behind multiple sclerosis

Venezuela Arrests Major Opposition Figure, Claiming Coup Plot

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:50

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was taken into custody by members of country's intelligence service. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to fight against those who try to destabilize his country.

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NHS privatisation: Why the fuss?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-19 16:30
The words privatisation and the NHS stir emotion. But what is it that gets people worked up?